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San Lorenzo River (CA) at Santa Cruz Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 2.1 ft at 9:00PM Aug 17, 2018Highest Observation: 2.11 ft at 9:15PM Aug 17, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 9:30PM Aug 17, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 9:45PM Aug 17, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 10:00PM Aug 17, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 10:15PM Aug 17, 2018Highest Observation: 2.11 ft at 10:30PM Aug 17, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 10:45PM Aug 17, 2018Highest Observation: 2.11 ft at 11:00PM Aug 17, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 11:15PM Aug 17, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 11:30PM Aug 17, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 11:45PM Aug 17, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 12:00AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 12:15AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 12:30AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 12:45AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:00AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:15AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:30AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:45AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 2:00AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 2:15AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 2:30AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 2:45AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 3:00AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 3:15AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 3:30AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 3:45AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 4:00AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 4:15AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 4:30AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 4:45AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 5:00AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 5:15AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 5:30AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 5:45AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 6:00AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 6:15AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 6:30AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 6:45AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 7:00AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 7:15AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 7:30AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 7:45AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 8:00AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 8:15AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 8:30AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 8:45AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 9:00AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 9:15AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 9:30AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 9:45AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 10:00AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 10:15AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 10:30AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 10:45AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 11:00AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 11:15AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 11:30AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 11:45AM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 12:00PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 12:15PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 12:30PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 12:45PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 1:00PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 1:15PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 1:30PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 1:45PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 2:00PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 2:15PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 2:30PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 2:45PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 3:00PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 3:15PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 3:30PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 3:45PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 4:00PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 4:15PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 4:30PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 4:45PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 5:00PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 5:15PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 5:30PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 5:45PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 6:00PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 6:15PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 6:30PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 6:45PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 7:00PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 7:15PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 7:30PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 7:45PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 8:00PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 8:15PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 8:30PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 8:45PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 9:00PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 9:15PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 9:30PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 9:45PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 10:00PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 10:15PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 10:30PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 10:45PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 11:00PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 11:15PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 11:30PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 11:45PM Aug 18, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 12:00AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 12:15AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 12:30AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 12:45AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:00AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:15AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 1:30AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 1:45AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 2:00AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 2:15AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 2:30AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 2:45AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 3:00AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 3:15AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 3:30AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 3:45AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 4:00AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 4:15AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 4:30AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 4:45AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 5:00AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 5:15AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 5:30AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 5:45AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 6:00AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 6:15AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 6:30AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 6:45AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 7:00AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 7:15AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 7:30AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 7:45AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 8:00AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 8:15AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 8:30AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 8:45AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 9:00AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 9:15AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 9:30AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 9:45AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 10:00AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 10:15AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 10:30AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 10:45AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 11:00AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 11:15AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 11:30AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 11:45AM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 12:00PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 12:15PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 12:30PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 12:45PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:00PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 1:15PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 1:30PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 1:45PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 2:00PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 2:15PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 2:30PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 2:45PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 3:00PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 3:15PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 3:30PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 3:45PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 4:00PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 4:15PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 4:30PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 4:45PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 5:00PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 5:15PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 5:30PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 5:45PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 6:00PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.07 ft at 6:15PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.07 ft at 6:30PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.07 ft at 6:45PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.07 ft at 7:00PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 7:15PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 7:30PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 7:45PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 8:00PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 8:15PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 8:30PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 8:45PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 9:00PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 9:15PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 9:30PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 9:45PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 10:00PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 10:15PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 10:30PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 10:45PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 11:00PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 11:15PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 11:30PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 11:45PM Aug 19, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 12:00AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 12:15AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 12:30AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 12:45AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:00AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:15AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:30AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:45AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 2:00AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 2:15AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 2:30AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 2:45AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 3:00AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 3:15AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 3:30AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 3:45AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 4:00AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 4:15AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 4:30AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 4:45AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 5:00AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 5:15AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 5:30AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 5:45AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 6:00AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 6:15AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 6:30AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 6:45AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 7:00AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 7:15AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 7:30AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 7:45AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 8:00AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 8:15AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 8:30AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 8:45AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 9:00AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 9:15AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 9:30AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 9:45AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 10:00AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 10:15AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 10:30AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 10:45AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 11:00AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 11:15AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 11:30AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 11:45AM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 12:00PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 12:15PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 12:30PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 12:45PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 1:00PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 1:15PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.08 ft at 1:30PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 1:45PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 2:00PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 2:15PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 2:30PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 2:45PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 3:00PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 3:15PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 3:30PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 3:45PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 4:00PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 4:15PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 4:30PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 4:45PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 5:00PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 5:15PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 5:30PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 5:45PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 6:00PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 6:15PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 6:30PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 6:45PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 7:00PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 7:15PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.09 ft at 7:30PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 7:45PM Aug 20, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 8:00PM Aug 20, 2018USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesLRRC1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:45PM Aug 20, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 2.1 ft at 8:00 PM PDT 20-Aug-2018. Flood Stage is 20.6 ft
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NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the San Lorenzo River (CA) at Santa Cruz. During times of high water, forecast crest information can be found in the text products.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 23.33
Flood Stage: 20.6
Action Stage: 18
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

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25 Major Flooding. Flows are above the upper limits of the rating curve, but likely near 20,000cfs. More widespread flooding in the benchlands adjacent to the County buildings expected, although flows will still remain below levee top elevations.
23.33 Moderate Flooding. (~15,000 cfs) Salz Tanner/Tannery Arts Center and Central Home Supply will become more heavily flooded, as well as some low lying areas off of Ocean Street extension. Flooding of benchlands adjacent to the Santa Cruz County buildings, the Boardwalk, and Beach Flats near the river. Drainage problems and flooding along East Cliff Drive and Murray Street near the river. Major flooding at Paradise Park. NWS will issue a Flash Flood Warning, if not yet already issued.
20.55 Minor Flooding. At 20.55 feet, discharge is approximately 10,000 cfs. Minor flooding in Salz Tannery/Tannery Arts Center and Central Home Supply, and along the Santa Cruz Riverwalk trail beneath Highway 1. Benchlands next to the Santa Cruz County buildings may begin to flood, and problematic flooding and drainage issues may begin in the lowermost reaches of the river floodplain near the Boardwalk and Beach Flats area. Paradise Park begins to flood. NWS will issue an Urban/Small Stream Advisory.
18 Monitor Stage. Stage can rise rapidly on the San Lorenzo River, up to several feet per hour. Level is roughly equivalent to 15 feet stage at the Big Trees gage in Felton, which is 1.5 feet below the flood stage at the Big Trees gage for Paradise Park flooding. NWS may issue a Flash Flood Watch for Santa Cruz area flooding, if not yet already issued.
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Latitude: 36.990833° N, Longitude: 122.031111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 20.6 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
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