River Statement
Issued by NWS San Francisco Bay Area, CA

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA
542 PM PST MON FEB 20 2017

...The National Weather Service in the San Francisco Bay Area has
issued a Hydrologic Statement for the following river forecast
locations in California...

  Pajaro River A Chittenden affecting Monterey...San Benito...Santa
  Clara and Santa Cruz Counties


.Widespread moderate to heavy rain across the Pajaro River basin
late Sunday night and Monday is resulting in significant rises on
the Pajaro River. Runoff from rain that has already fallen across
the basin, and from additional rainfall overnight, will case
further rises on the River. The Pajaro River at Chittenden is
forecast to crest about a foot below flood stage early Tuesday
morning.

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542 PM PST MON FEB 20 2017

* Forecast information for the Pajaro River at Chittenden
* The Pajaro River at Chittenden to rise above Monitor Stage.
* At 04:30 PM Monday the stage was...20.8 feet
* No flooding is forecast.
* MONITOR STAGE is 25.0 feet, FLOOD STAGE is 32.0 feet.
* This river is Forecast to rise above monitor stage of 25.0 FT Monday
  evening then forecast to crest near 31.0 FT Tuesday morning then
  forecast to recede to near 30.0 FT by Tuesday evening.
* At 32.0 feet...Levees protecting Watsonville and Pajaro are within
  a half a foot of overtopping. The entire Pajaro River will have
  major bank erosion and sediment deposition. Travel in the Pajaro
  Valley will be difficult. The lower portions of towns along the
  Pajaro River will have minor flooding.

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