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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
Issuance Time: Apr 26 2018 at 7:38 AM PDTNext Issuance: Apr 27 2018 at 9:00 AM PDT
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)
Today: Areas of low clouds and fog in the morning then partly cloudy. Highs 61 to 66 near the coast to 65 to 70 inland. Light winds.

Tonight: Areas of low clouds in the evening then low clouds. Lows 50 to 55. Light winds.

Friday: Low clouds in the morning then partly cloudy. Highs 64 to 69. Light winds.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then low clouds. Lows 50 to 55. Light winds.

Saturday: Low clouds in the morning then mostly sunny. Highs 66 to 71. Light winds becoming west 15 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening and becoming cloudy. Lows 51 to 56.

Sunday: Cloudy in the morning and becoming partly cloudy. Highs 62 to 67 near the coast to 68 inland.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening and becoming cloudy. Lows 52 to 57.

Monday: Cloudy in the morning and becoming partly cloudy. Highs 63 to 68.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then cloudy with a slight chance of showers overnight. Lows 51 to 56.

Tuesday: Cloudy in the morning and becoming partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Highs 63 to 68.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening and becoming mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows 49 to 54.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs 64 to 69.
Impacts - E19 Information
6.5 FeetAvenida Del Rio under water.
7.5 FeetWater begins to flow over Cmino Del Este. Barricades needed.
8.8 FeetFashion Valley Road closed. Officials barracade the road to travel.
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.
13.5 FeetParking structures designed for flooding fill with water. Golf course under water. Hotel Circle Road North under water.
14.01 FeetNumerous area roads closed, portions of the Fashion Valley parking facilities under water. Extensive flooding of Qualcomm Stadium, including the stadium and surrounding parking lot.
16.5 Feet23,500 cfs. Most unelevated roads and intersections in Mission Valley flooded and impassable. Evacuations may be needed for businesses and residences, as well as likely golf course inundation and possible damage to businesses. Portions of the trolley line impacted.
17.5 FeetWater reaching the lowest portions of the State Route 163 (Cabrillo Freeway) over the San Diego River. Road closure may be needed. Major flooding of surface streets and businesses in Mission Valley.
19.6 Feet75,000 cfs. Most of the valley under water. Considerable damage.
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.