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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
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)
Today: Low clouds and drizzle in the morning then partly cloudy. Sky partially obscured by smoke in the morning. Haze. Highs 69 to 74. Light winds.

Tonight: Areas of low clouds in the evening then low clouds. Lows 57 to 62. Light winds.

Wednesday: Patchy low clouds in the morning then mostly sunny. Highs 71 to 76. Light winds becoming west 15 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear in the evening and becoming partly cloudy. Lows 58 to 63. Light winds.

Thursday: Partly cloudy in the morning and becoming mostly sunny. Highs 73 to 78 near the coast to 80 to 85 inland. Light winds.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 59 to 64.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 77 to 82 near the coast to 84 to 89 inland.

Friday Night: Mostly clear in the evening and becoming partly cloudy. Lows 59 to 64.

Saturday: Partly cloudy in the morning and becoming mostly sunny. Highs 77 to 82 near the coast to 83 to 88 inland.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear in the evening and becoming partly cloudy. Lows 60 to 65.

Sunday: Partly cloudy in the morning and becoming mostly sunny. Highs 76 to 81 near the coast to 82 to 87 inland.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 61 to 66.

Monday: Partly cloudy in the morning and becoming mostly sunny. Highs 73 to 78 near the coast to 78 to 83 inland.
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.