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SAN DIEGO RIVER - FASHION VALLEY (FSNC1)
Latitude: 32.77º NLongitude: 117.17º WElevation: 20 Feet
Location: San Diego County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Southern California
Monitor Stage: 7.5 FeetFlood Stage: 11.3 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2016
3,340
11.61
Jan 5, 2016
2015
1,290
8.97
Jul 19, 2015
2014
460
6.74
Mar 2, 2014
2013
582
6.59
Dec 13, 2012
2012
582
6.41
Nov 13, 2011
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jan 1982 to Present)
1995*
9,430
13.47
Mar 06, 1995
2011*
9,420
14.06
Dec 22, 2010
1983
8,280
13.11
Mar 02, 1983
1998
7,090
12.80
Feb 08, 1998
 * Since upstream regulation by El Capitan and San Vicente Reservoirs
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ043)
Impacts - E19 Information
11.3 FeetMinor flood. Low water crossings over the river in Mission Valley are closed and under water. Roads impacted include, Fashion Valley Road, Avenida Del Rio, Camino Del Este, Camino De La Reina, and Mission Center Road. Water flows into Fashion Valley Parking Lot. Fashion Valley Transit Center closed.
13.5 FeetParking structures designed for flooding fill with water. Golf course under water. Portions of Hotel Circle Road North under water. Access restrictions to hotels possible. Trolley station at Fashion valley impacted.
16.5 Feet23,500 cfs. Most unelevated roads and intersections in Mission Valley flooded and impassable. Golf course inundated. Damage to businesses. Evacuations may be needed for hotels, businesses, and residences. Portions of the Trolley line and Qualcomm Stadium parking lot under water.
17.5 FeetWater flowing over lowest portions of the State Route 163 (Cabrillo Freeway) over the San Diego River. Road closure may be needed.
18.7 Feet50,000 cfs. 500-Year flood. Widespread damage to businesses, residences, and roads throughout Mission Valley. Evacuations very likely needed. Follow evactuation recommendations from local emergency management officials. Large portions of the business district under water. Portions of Interstate 8 between Interstate 805 west to the Mission Grove Office Park may be flooded.
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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 Diego 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.