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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 12 2022 at 7:11 AM PDTNext Issuance: Aug 13 2022 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
2021
1,890
18.30
Jan 29, 2021
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
 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   (CAZ343)
Today: Sunny. Highs 93 to 103. North winds around 15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Northwest winds around 15 mph in the evening.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs 95 to 104. Northwest winds around 15 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s and 60s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the evening.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs 93 to 103. Northwest winds around 15 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Clear. Lows in the 60s to around 70.

Monday: Sunny. Highs 93 to 103.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the 60s to lower 70s.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs 91 to 103.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the 60s to lower 70s.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs 91 to 102.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the 60s to lower 70s.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs 91 to 102.
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.