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CARMEL RIVER - ROBLES DEL RIO (RDRC1)
Latitude: 36.47º NLongitude: 121.73º WElevation: 269 Feet
Location: Monterey County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Central Coast
Issuance Time: Jan 26 2021 at 3:30 PM PSTNext Issuance: Jan 27 2021 at 9:00 AM PST
Monitor Stage: 7.5 FeetFlood Stage: 8.5 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2019
5,010
9.13
Jan 17, 2019
2018
3,190
6.47
Mar 23, 2018
2017
10,900
10.55
Feb 21, 2017
2016
2,310
5.63
Mar 6, 2016
2015
1,870
5.14
Dec 12, 2014
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Aug 1957 to Present)
1995
16,000
12.90
Mar 10, 1995
1998
14,700
11.08
Feb 03, 1998
2017
10,900
10.55
Feb 21, 2017
1983
8,380
11.49
Feb 28, 1983
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ528)
Today: Rain. Highs in the mid 50s. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight: Rain. Rain may be heavy at times in the evening. Lows in the upper 40s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph decreasing to 30 mph after midnight.

Thursday: Showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the morning.

Thursday Night: Rain likely. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the lower 40s. South winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Friday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. A chance of rain in the morning. A slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph and becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows around 40.

Saturday through Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s. Lows in the lower 40s.

Sunday Night through Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower 60s.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain. Highs in the mid to upper 50s.
Impacts - E19 Information
8.5 FeetLow-lying homes from Camp Steffani to below Robles Del Rio will begin to flood. Old Odello Ranch near Carmel begins to flood. Homes along Paso Hondo and Dampierre Park subject to flooding.
10.0 FeetThe south side of Highway 1 bridge access in Carmel will become inundated and impassable. Many low-lying homes will be threatened along the entire Carmel River. Low-lying homes near Camp Steffani will experience substantial flooding and homes near Schulte Road will be in danger of flooding. Homes surrounding the Carmel Lagoon area will be in danger of flooding.
11.0 FeetThe Hacienda Carmel residential development levee will be threatened. Moderate flooding of golf courses and low-lying homes can be expected along the entire Carmel River. Homes near the Carmel Lagoon area will begin to experience moderate flooding.
12.0 FeetWidespread flood damage to low-lying homes can be expected along the entire Carmel River. Levees protecting homes near Mission Fields will be in danger of breaching. Homes near the Carmel Lagoon area will begin to have substantial flooding.
13.0 FeetMajor flooding can be expected along the entire Carmel River. Levees along the lower Carmel River will be in danger of breaching. Many homes, businesses, and roads along the entire Carmel River will become inundated. Portions of Mission Fields and Rio Roads will be flooded.
14.0 FeetDisastrous flooding can be expected along the entire Carmel River. Approaches to all bridges along the Carmel River will become impassable. Many homes and businesses along the entire Carmel River will experience severe flood damage with transportation difficult.
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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 San Francisco Bay Area-Monterey 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.