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CARMEL RIVER - ROBLES DEL RIO (RDRC1)
Latitude: 36.47º NLongitude: 121.73º WElevation: 269 Feet
Location: Monterey County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Central Coast
Monitor Stage: 7.5 FeetFlood Stage: 8.5 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2019
5,010
9.13
Jan 17, 2019
2018
3,190
6.47
Mar 23, 2018
2017
10,900
10.55
Feb 21, 2017
2016
2,310
5.63
Mar 6, 2016
2015
1,870
5.14
Dec 12, 2014
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Aug 1957 to Present)
1995
16,000
12.90
Mar 10, 1995
1998
14,700
11.08
Feb 03, 1998
2017
10,900
10.55
Feb 21, 2017
1983
8,380
11.49
Feb 28, 1983
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ528)
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. North winds 5 to 10 mph and becoming east after midnight.

Sunday: Sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the 80s. East winds 5 to 10 mph and becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph and becoming east after midnight.

Monday: Sunny. Highs in the 80s. East winds around 5 mph and Becoming north in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph in the evening and becoming light.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s.

Tuesday Night through Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the 40s. Highs in the 70s to lower 80s.

Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain. Lows in the 40s.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the 60s.
Impacts - E19 Information
8.5 FeetLow-lying homes from Camp Steffani to below Robles Del Rio will begin to flood. Old Odello Ranch near Carmel begins to flood. Homes along Paso Hondo and Dampierre Park subject to flooding.
10.0 FeetThe south side of Highway 1 bridge access in Carmel will become inundated and impassable. Many low-lying homes will be threatened along the entire Carmel River. Low-lying homes near Camp Steffani will experience substantial flooding and homes near Schulte Road will be in danger of flooding. Homes surrounding the Carmel Lagoon area will be in danger of flooding.
11.0 FeetThe Hacienda Carmel residential development levee will be threatened. Moderate flooding of golf courses and low-lying homes can be expected along the entire Carmel River. Homes near the Carmel Lagoon area will begin to experience moderate flooding.
12.0 FeetWidespread flood damage to low-lying homes can be expected along the entire Carmel River. Levees protecting homes near Mission Fields will be in danger of breaching. Homes near the Carmel Lagoon area will begin to have substantial flooding.
13.0 FeetMajor flooding can be expected along the entire Carmel River. Levees along the lower Carmel River will be in danger of breaching. Many homes, businesses, and roads along the entire Carmel River will become inundated. Portions of Mission Fields and Rio Roads will be flooded.
14.0 FeetDisastrous flooding can be expected along the entire Carmel River. Approaches to all bridges along the Carmel River will become impassable. Many homes and businesses along the entire Carmel River will experience severe flood damage with transportation difficult.
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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.