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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
2019
5,130
21.61
Feb 3, 2019
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
 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)
Tonight: Mostly clear in the evening then partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s and 40s except the mid to upper 50s in the carrizo plain. Northeast winds around 15 mph in the evening.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s and 80s. East winds around 15 mph in the afternoon.

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

Monday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s to around 90.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the 40s to around 50 except the mid 50s to around 60 in the carrizo plain.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s to around 90.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then mostly clear. Lows in the 40s except the mid to upper 50s in the carrizo plain.

Wednesday through Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 90s. Lows in the 40s except the mid to upper 50s in the carrizo plain.

Friday: Sunny. Highs in the 70s to around 80.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain in the morning, becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
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.