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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: Feb 15 2019 at 2:44 PM PSTNext Issuance: Feb 16 2019 at 9:00 AM PST
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
2017
10,300
24.46
Feb 7, 2017
2016
1,330
15.67
Mar 6, 2016
2015
312
12.58
Jul 19, 2015
2014
61
11.23
Feb 28, 2014
2013
1,820
16.57
Dec 24, 2012
 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: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening, then a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s and 30s. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Saturday: A chance of rain and snow showers in the morning, then rain and snow likely in the afternoon. Little or no snow accumulation. Highs in the mid 40s to lower 50s. Northwest winds around 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain and snow showers. Snow level 2500 to 3000 feet. Little or no snow accumulation. Lows in the upper 20s and 30s. West winds 15 to 25 mph.

Sunday: Rain showers with snow showers likely in the morning, then rain and snow showers likely in the afternoon. Snow level 2000 to 2500 feet. Light snow accumulations possible. Highs in the mid to upper 40s. Southwest winds around 15 mph shifting to the northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers in the evening, then partly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Snow level 2000 to 2500 feet in the evening. Storm total snow accumulation up to 3 inches. Lows in the mid 20s to mid 30s. North winds 15 to 25 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Washingtons Birthday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the 40s to lower 50s.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s to around 30.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 40s to lower 50s.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers. Highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain and snow showers. Lows in the lower to mid 30s.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain and snow showers. Highs in the mid 40s to lower 50s.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain and snow showers. Lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s.

Friday: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in the mid 40s to lower 50s.
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.