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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
2021*
2,710
6.96
Jan 28, 2021
2020*
1,710
6.47
Apr 6, 2020
2019*
4,470
8.87
Feb 2, 2019
2018*
213
4.08
Mar 22, 2018
2017*
8,580
11.34
Feb 17, 2017
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Nov 1906 to Present)** - Ranked by Flow
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   (CAZ347)
Today: Sunny after morning low clouds and fog. Highs in the 60s to mid 70s. South winds around 15 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.

Tonight: Low clouds and fog. Lows in the mid 40s to around 50. Southwest winds around 15 mph in the evening.

Friday: Low clouds and fog mostly clearing in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s. West winds around 15 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Low clouds and fog. Lows in the mid to upper 40s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph.

Saturday: Sunny after morning low clouds and fog. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then low clouds and fog. Lows around 50.

Sunday through Memorial Day: Night through morning low clouds and fog, otherwise clear. Highs in the 60s to mid 70s. Lows in the mid 40s to around 50.

Monday Night and Tuesday: Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 60s and 70s.

Tuesday Night and Wednesday: Clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 80s.
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.