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SANTA MARGARITA RIVER - YSIDORA (YDRC1)
Latitude: 33.31º NLongitude: 117.35º WElevation: 75 Feet
Location: San Diego County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Southern California
Issuance Time: May 25 2019 at 9:08 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 26 2019 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 8.3 FeetFlood Stage: 10.9 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2017*
31,200
14.60
Jan 22, 2017
2016*
1,060
7.14
Jan 7, 2016
2015*
1,550
7.15
Dec 4, 2014
2014*
2,230
7.76
Mar 1, 2014
2013*
218
5.66
Mar 8, 2013
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Sep 2001 to Present)**
1993*
44,000***
20.47***
Jan 16, 1993
1927
33,600****
18.00
Feb 16, 1927
2017*
31,200
14.60
Jan 22, 2017
1938
31,000
12.70
Mar 3, 1938
2005* 25,600*** 13.5*** Jan 11, 2005
1980* 24,000*** 18.80 Feb 18, 1980
* Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
** Most recent continuous record back to Sep 2001 with segmented periods back to Feb 1923
*** Estimated value
**** Highest flow since regulation by Skinner Reservoir began in 1974
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ043)
Today: Mostly cloudy with showers in the morning, then cloudy with a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs around 61. Light winds.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with showers in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of showers overnight. Lows 49 to 55. Areas of winds west 15 mph.

Memorial Day: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning. Highs around 63. Light winds. Chance of measurable precipitation 20 percent.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening and becoming cloudy. Lows 48 to 55. Light winds.

Tuesday: Cloudy in the morning and becoming partly cloudy. Highs around 67. Light winds.

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

Wednesday: Cloudy in the morning and becoming mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs around 66 near the coast to 70 inland.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear in the evening and becoming cloudy. Lows 53 to 58.

Thursday: Cloudy in the morning and becoming mostly sunny. Highs 65 to 70 near the coast to 71 inland.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear in the evening and becoming cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Lows 53 to 58.

Friday: Cloudy in the morning and becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 67 to 72.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening and becoming cloudy. Lows 53 to 58.

Saturday: Cloudy in the morning and becoming partly cloudy. Highs 66 to 71.
Impacts - E19 Information
8.3 FeetPersonnel have already started regular patrols of roads and levee.
10.93 FeetVandegrift Road begins to flood downstream of the gage site. Stuart Mesa Road closures can be expected.
13.25 FeetVandegrift Road flooded and is flooded for several miles downstream of the gage site. Stuart Mesa bridge has been overtopped. Portions of Stuart Mesa Road near the bridge are flooded.
16.05 FeetWidespread inundation on Camp Pendleton with base evacuations likely. 01/16/1993 - flood of record.
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.