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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 in the evening then partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s to mid 50s except the mid 50s to around 60 in the hills.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs from the mid 70s to around 80 at the beaches to the mid 80s to lower 90s inland. Southeast winds around 15 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s to mid 50s except the mid 50s to around 60 in the hills.

Monday: Sunny. Highs from the lower to mid 70s at the beaches to the 80s to lower 90s inland.

Monday Night: Mostly clear except for patchy low clouds and fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s and 50s.

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

Tuesday Night through Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s to mid 50s except the mid 50s to around 60 in the hills. Highs from the 70s at the beaches to the mid 80s to mid 90s inland.

Friday: Sunny in the morning then partly cloudy. Highs from the mid to upper 60s at the beaches to the mid 70s to around 80 inland.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain in the morning, becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs from the lower to mid 60s at the beaches to the lower 70s 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.