USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
11133000 Santa Ynez River at Narrows, near Lompoc, CA
LOCATION - Lat 34°38'10", long 120°25'25" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Santa Barbara County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18060010, in Canada de Salsipuedes Grant, on left bank, 0.6 mi upstream from State Highway 246, 1.8 mi downstream from Salsipuedes Creek, 1.9 mi east of Lompoc, and 33.0 mi downstream from Lake Cachuma.
DRAINAGE AREA - 789 mi².
- WSP 1928: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - May 1947 to November 1951 (irrigation seasons only). May 1952 to September 1963, October 1964 to September 1979, October 1980 to current year. Records equivalent, except for low-flow periods, to those published as "near Lompoc" (station 11133500), November to December 1906, October 1907 to September 1918, May 1925 to September 1960, and October 1978 to September 1980.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 85 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map. Prior to Apr. 10, 1991, at datum 5 ft higher. See WSP 1715 for history of changes prior to Oct. 1, 1961. Since Oct. 1, 1961, at various sites and datums within 0.1 mi of present site.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of Jan. 9, 1907, reached a stage of 22.0 ft, site and datum then in use, discharge, 120,000 ft³/s, from mean-depth study.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 80,000 ft³/s, Jan. 25, 1969, gage height, 24.20 ft, from supplementary gage; no flow at times in most years.
PERIOD OF RECORD
DISCRETE WATER-QUALITY DATA:
CHEMICAL DATA: Water years 1978-88, 1997 to current year.
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SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Water years October 1998 to September 2003 (seasonal), October 2003 to current year.
WATER TEMPERATURE: Water years October 1998 to September 2004 (seasonal), October 2004 to current year.