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SANTA YNEZ RIVER - NARROWS (NRWC1)
Latitude: 34.64º NLongitude: 120.42º WElevation: 85 Feet
Location: Santa Barbara County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Southern California
Monitor Stage: 11.0 FeetFlood Stage: 15.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2019*
4,470
8.87
Feb 2, 2019
2018*
213
4.08
Mar 22, 2018
2017*
8,580
11.34
Feb 17, 2017
2016*
60
3.16
Aug 5, 2016
2015*
8
2.33
Sep 23, 2015
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Nov 1906 to Present)**
1969*
80,000
24.20
Jan 25, 1969
1978*
63,200
16.80
Mar 04, 1978
2001*
42,300
20.56
Mar 06, 2001
1983*
42,300
14.50
Mar 01, 1983
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
 ** Most recent continuous record back to Oct 1980 with segmented periods back to Nov 1906
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ035)
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s except the lower 60s in the hills. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the evening.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs from the upper 60s to mid 70s at the beaches to the mid 80s to mid 90s inland. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Clear except for patchy low clouds and fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the evening.

Monday: Areas of low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs from the 60s at the beaches to the mid 70s to mid 80s inland. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Patchy low clouds and fog. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the evening.

Tuesday: Sunny except for patchy low clouds and fog in the morning. Highs from the 60s at the beaches to the mid 70s to mid 80s inland.

Tuesday Night: Low clouds and fog near the coast early spreading inland. Lows in the lower 50s.

Wednesday: Low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs from the lower to mid 60s at the beaches to the 70s to lower 80s inland.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear except for patchy low clouds and fog after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s.

Thursday and Thursday Night: Patchy low clouds and fog in the morning and night, otherwise clear. Highs from the mid 60s to around 70 at the beaches to the mid 70s to lower 80s inland. Lows in the lower 50s.

Friday: Areas of low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs from the mid 60s to around 70 at the beaches to the upper 70s and 80s inland.

Friday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower to mid 50s.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs from the mid 60s to around 70 at the beaches to the upper 70s and 80s inland.
Impacts - E19 Information
13.0 FeetAgricultural land and outlying federal prison ground innundated.
15.0 FeetFloods Floradale Avenue and bridge, low-lying areas in and around Lompoc. Flooding and erosion threaten agricultural land and livestock. Hazardous to low-water crossings.
24.2 FeetIn 1969, flood waters filled the Santa Ynez Valley. Refugio, Alisal Rd, Florandale Ave, FCI, and Surf Bridges washed out, 13 St Bridge damaged. Buellton/Solvang - damage to ranches, sewage treatment plant; levees, gravel plant destroyed. Lompoc - Flooding at H St Bridge, sewer treatment plant, S. Vandenburg AFB, and Lompoc Airport.
Product Disclaimer

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.