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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: Oct 17 2021 at 7:33 AM PDTNext Issuance: Oct 18 2021 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
2020
4,460
12.49
Apr 10, 2020
2019
3,350
12.19
Feb 14, 2019
2018
801
8.18
Jan 9, 2018
2017
9,810
14.15
Feb 28, 2017
2016
3,340
11.61
Jan 5, 2016
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jan 1982 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
2017
9,810
14.15
Feb 28, 2017
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)
Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain overnight. Lows 52 to 57. Light winds. Chance of measurable precipitation 20 percent.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs 64 to 69. Light winds. Chance of measurable precipitation 40 percent.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Cooler. Lows 45 to 50. Light winds.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning and becoming mostly sunny. Highs 65 to 70. Light winds.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Lows 47 to 52. Light winds.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 68 to 73.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Lows 50 to 55.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 68 to 73 near the coast to 72 to 77 inland.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Lows 51 to 56.

Friday: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 67 to 72 near the coast to 71 to 76 inland.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening and becoming cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Lows 52 to 57.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy in the morning and becoming cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 64 to 69 near the coast to 70 inland.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening and becoming mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 52 to 57.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 66 to 71.
Impacts - E19 Information
6.5 FeetAvenida Del Rio under water.
7.5 FeetWater begins to flow over Camino 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.