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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: Aug 09 2020 at 6:44 AM PDTNext Issuance: Aug 10 2020 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
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
2015
312
12.58
Jul 19, 2015
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1939-Sep 1965 and Oct 1969 to present)
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: Clear. Lows in the 50s to lower 60s except around 70 in the carrizo plain. Southwest winds around 15 mph in the evening.

Monday: Sunny. Highs 85 to 100. West winds around 15 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Clear. Lows in the 50s except the mid to upper 60s in the carrizo plain. Southwest winds around 15 mph in the evening.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs in the 80s to upper 90s. West winds around 15 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Clear. Lows in the 50s to around 60 except the mid to upper 60s in the carrizo plain. Southwest winds around 15 mph in the evening.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs 85 to 100.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the 50s to around 60 except the mid 60s to around 70 in the carrizo plain.

Thursday and Thursday Night: Clear in the morning and night, otherwise partly cloudy. Highs 87 to 101. Lows in the 50s to lower 60s except around 70 in the carrizo plain.

Friday and Friday Night: Mostly clear. Highs 92 to 103. Lows in the mid 50s to lower 60s except the upper 60s to mid 70s in the carrizo plain.

Saturday and Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Highs 95 to 107. Lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s except the upper 60s to mid 70s in the carrizo plain.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs 95 to 107.
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.