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SAN LUIS REY RIVER - OCEANSIDE (SLOC1)
Latitude: 33.22º NLongitude: 117.36º WElevation: 20 Feet
Location: San Diego County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Southern California
Monitor Stage: N/A Flood Stage: 21.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2015*
0****
--
--
2014*
0****
--
--
2013*
158
7.53
Mar 8, 2013
2012*
84
6.93
Apr 26, 2012
2011*
6,810
17.25
Dec 22, 2011
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1946 to Present)***
1916
95,600
--
Jan 27, 1916
1993**
25,700
21.70
Jan 16, 1993
1980*
25,000
14.00
Feb 21, 1980
2005*
21,800
20.68
Jan 11, 2005
1995*
19,500
19.97
Mar 06, 1995
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
 ** Maximum since regulation by Lake Henshaw
 *** Most recent continuous record back to Oct 1946 with segmented periods back to Apr 1912
 **** No flow recorded during the entire water year
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ043)
Today: Mostly sunny in the morning and becoming partly cloudy. Highs 64 to 69. Light winds becoming west 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows 49 to 54. Light winds.

Saturday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Highs 64 to 69. Light winds becoming west 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of measurable precipitation 20 percent.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 48 to 53. Light winds.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs 64 to 69. Light winds.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 49 to 54.

Monday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs 62 to 67 near the coast to 66 to 71 inland.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain in the evening. Lows 46 to 52.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning and becoming mostly sunny. Highs 62 to 67 near the coast to 67 to 72 inland.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 47 to 52.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 64 to 69 near the coast to 71 to 76 inland.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 49 to 54.

Thursday: Mostly sunny in the morning and becoming partly cloudy. Highs 62 to 67 near the coast to 68 to 73 inland.
Impacts - E19 Information
21.0 FeetDamage unknown. Bridge approaches upstream threatened and at risk of undermining.
24.5 FeetDamage unknown. Camino Del Rey, Couser Canyon, and Shearer Crossing Bridge approaches at risk of being washed out.
28.0 FeetScouring and undermining of roads and structures adjacent to the river channel. Bridge approaches designed to wash out at high flows destroyed. Indian gaming casinos parking facilities under water. Most significant damage upstream of levee with adjacent cropland underwater and homes threatened. Some infrastructure facilities damaged in city of Oceanside.
29.0 FeetOvertopping levee. Henshaw Dam was not in place nor was the levee at time of record flow. Levee is designed for PMF of 85,000 cfs. Peak adjusted discharge of 1916 event with Henshaw Dam is estimated to be 54,000 cfs. This is also assumed to be the 100 year storm.
Product Disclaimer

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.