Carmel & Salinas Rivers Flooding
Page Last Updated: January 13, 2023
California Nevada River Forecast Center Links
Links for river forecast points sequenced from the headwaters to the mouth of the river: (Note – these are all the CBRFC forecast points along the river, not all of them may reach monitor or above stage.)
Monterey County Water Resources Agency
Salinas River – near Spreckels
USGS WaterAlert allows you to get notifications for changes in water conditions based on thresholds you choose. Observation stations are listed from the headwaters to the mouth of the river. Map of USGS observation stations available via the National Water Dashboard. To learn more about the program, visit USGS’s WaterAlerts page.
Source: California Data Exchange Center – Stage Maps, additional maps are available for 1 hour ago and 2 hours ago.
Day 1 Rainfall
Day 2 Rainfall
Day 3 Rainfall
Additional images are available for days 3-6 and for 6 hour intervals for days 1-3 at the California Nevada River Forecast Center page.
National Weather Service Watches, Warnings, & Advisories by County
Warning – A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, is imminent, or has a very high probability of occurring. A warning is used for conditions posing a threat to life or property.
Advisory – Highlights special weather conditions that are less serious than a warning. They are for events that may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, it could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property.
Watch – A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location, and/or timing is still uncertain. It is intended to provide enough lead time so that those who need to set their plans in motion can do so.
These definitions are from the National Weather Service Glossary.
Power & Gas
Poweroutage.us Monterey County and San Luis Obispo County Outage Lists – This site provides aggregates live power outage data, though may not include some of the smaller local utilities.
Xfinity Outage Map (address lookup)
AT&T Outages (address look-up)
CalTrans Check Current Highway Conditions
Monterey County Road Closures List
San Luis Obispo County Current Road Closures and Delays List and Map
Caltrans District 5 Updates – covers Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties (feed also viewable in social media section below)
CalTrans Truck Network Map for District 5
CalTrans CA Road System – Functional Classification
Mail & Freight Shipping
County Links & Social Media Feeds
Philanthropy California’s 2023 California Disaster Response
Philanthropy California is an alliance of Northern California Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers, and Catalyst of San Diego and Imperial Counties. The Philanthropy California team has created a list of vetted to help supporters direct resources to funds supporting non-profits active in place-based relief and recovery efforts with a special focus on supporting communities facing structural impediments.
League of California Community Foundation’s Disaster Relief, Recovery And Resilience Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide a centralized opportunity for funders to invest in disaster relief, recovery and resilience through community foundations – trusted intermediaries who are deeply connected to affected communities. Community foundations are tax–exempt, nonprofit, autonomous, publicly supported philanthropic institutions that exist to “build community wealth” and serve as hubs of local giving and local impact. They have official public charity status and can engage in both grant making and direct charitable activities.