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SALINAS RIVER - BRADLEY (BRDC1)
Latitude: 35.93º NLongitude: 120.87º WElevation: 443 Feet
Location: Monterey County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Central Coast
Monitor Stage: 12.0 FeetFlood Stage: 14.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2019*
4,330
8.77
Mar 7, 2019
2018*
5,720
9.54
Mar 23, 2018
2017*
14,300
13.30
Feb 8, 2017
2016*
168
3.57
Mar 15, 2016
2015*
221
3.89
Sep 4, 2015
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1948 to Present)
1995*
120,000
23.44
Mar 11, 1995
1969*
117,000
20.34
Feb 24, 1969
1978*
70,600
18.68
Feb 10, 1978
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ516)
Rest of Today: Sunny. Highs in the 90s. Light winds and becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

Monday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s to mid 90s. Light winds and Becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs in the 80s to mid 90s. Light winds and Becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s.

Wednesday: Sunny. Patchy fog. Highs in the 80s to upper 90s.

Wednesday Night through Saturday: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the 80s to upper 90s.
Impacts - E19 Information
14.0 FeetRight bank overflows at gage. San Ardo oil fields in danger of flooding.
16.0 FeetMinor flooding of agricultural lands and lowest portions of towns within the reach of the gage (Bradley, San Ardo, San Lucas, King City, Greenfield, and Soledad). Flooding begins at San Ardo oil fields.
18.0 FeetMinor flooding of San Ardo oil fields. Significant flooding of lowest portions of towns within the reach of the gage. Flooding of secondary roads begins along the reach. Significant flooding of agricultural land within the reach. Minor damage due to erosion and sediment deposition.
20.0 FeetModerate flooding occurs along the lwoer portions of towns within the reach. Many secondary and some primary roads inundated. Major damage due to erosion and sediment deposition with 15,000 acres possibly inundated in the Salinas Valley. Major damage to agriculturals land occurs within the reach of the gage.
22.0 FeetMajor flooding occurs along lower portions of towns within the reach. Many secondary roads damaged. Sewage treatment plants within the reach in danger of being flooded. Primary roads inundated making travel in the Salinas Valley difficult. Some access to bridges washed out. San Ardo oil fields flooded. Major damage continues to wide expanses of agricultural land in the Salinas Valley with at least 40,000 acres inundated.
23.0 FeetDisastrous flooding within the reach. Evacuations likely for towns within the reach. Some homes along the lower portions of towns in danger of being flooded. At least 90,000 acres of farm land iinundated in the Salinas Valley. Disastrous flooding to wide expanses of agricultural land in the Salinas Valley, including damage due to erosion and sediment deposition.
23.44 FeetFlood stage of record. March 11, 1995, 120,000 cfs. Extensive flood damage to roads and agricultural land in the Salinas Valley. 100,000 acres inundated in the Salinas Valley with at least 2,000 acres permanently destroyed by erosion and sediment deposition.
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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.