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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
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
2018
7,160
23.22
Mar 22, 2018
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
 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)
Today: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s to around 80.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s except the lower to mid 50s in the carrizo plain. Southwest winds around 15 mph after midnight.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then partly cloudy. Highs in the 60s to around 70. West winds 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid to upper 30s. West winds 15 to 25 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow showers in the morning, then a chance of showers, a slight chance of thunderstorms and a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Snow level 2500 to 3000 feet. Highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

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

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

Monday Night: Clear. Lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s except around 40 in the carrizo plain.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs in the 60s to around 70.

Tuesday Night: Clear. Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s.
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.