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SALINAS RIVER - PASO ROBLES (PRBC1)
Latitude: 35.63º NLongitude: 120.69º WElevation: 700 Feet
Location: San Luis Obispo County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Central Coast
Issuance Time: Oct 17 2021 at 7:32 AM PDTNext Issuance: Oct 18 2021 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 23.0 FeetFlood Stage: 29.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2020
786
15.94
Apr 6, 2020
2019
5,130
21.61
Feb 3, 2019
2018
7,160
23.22
Mar 22, 2018
2017
10,300
24.46
Feb 7, 2017
2016
1,330
15.67
Mar 6, 2016
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1939-Sep 1965 and Oct 1969 to present) - Ranked by Flow
1995
28,400
22.99
Mar 10, 1995
1969*
28,000
23.80
Jan 25, 1969
1980
18,500
15.99
Feb 16, 1980
2005
17,400
17.73
Dec 31, 2004
 * Occurred outside period of record
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ037)
Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening then mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain. Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s. West winds 15 to 25 mph.

Monday: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain in the morning, then sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s. North winds around 15 mph.

Monday Night: Clear. Lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s. Northeast winds around 15 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s. East winds around 15 mph shifting to the south in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s. Southwest winds around 15 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain in the evening. Lows in the 40s to lower 50s.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then partly cloudy. Highs in the 70s to around 80.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s.

Friday: Mostly cloudy in the morning, becoming partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Lows in the 40s to around 50.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs in the 60s to lower 70s.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Lows in the 40s to lower 50s.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain in the morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
Impacts - E19 Information
29.0 FeetThreat to levees and roads, especially traffic way, homes, and agricultural land and property in Atascadero. Bank erosion threatens nearby homes, businesses and agricultural areas south of Highway 41 bridge.
32.0 FeetModerate to major flooding in and around Atascadero; backs up Atascadero Creek into River Gardens neighborhood and floods Highway 41. Minor to moderate flooding in and around Paso Robles. Floods wastewater treatment plant, downtown Paso Robles (upstream and downstream of gage), Larry Moore Park and nearby riverbank housing tract. Major bank erosion possible; threatens multiple utility lines (including high pressure gas) along North River Road, homes, businesses, bridges, and roads along entire reach.
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This river graphic is not intended to serve as a substitute for official flood watches, warnings, advisories, or statements issued by the NWS Los Angeles-Oxnard Weather Forecast Office. Observations are preliminary and subject to change. River levels identified as "forecast" should be consistent with those contained in official NWS products. River levels identified as "guidance" have significant uncertainty due to future weather or reservoir regulation and are provided for planning purposes only.