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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
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
2014*
185
3.65
Feb 28, 2014
 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)
Today: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the 70s to around 80.

Tonight: Cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s to mid 50s.

Saturday: Low clouds and fog in the morning then partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s and 60s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s and 40s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the evening.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the 50s to around 60. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, becoming partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s.

Monday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

Monday Night: Clear. Lows in the upper 30s and 40s.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs from the lower to mid 60s at the beaches to the lower 70s inland.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the 40s to around 50.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Highs from the lower to mid 60s at the beaches to around 70 inland.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then mostly cloudy. Lows in the 40s to around 50.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then partly cloudy. Highs from the lower to mid 60s at the beaches to around 70 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.