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SAN DIEGO RIVER - FASHION VALLEY (FSNC1)
Latitude: 32.77º NLongitude: 117.17º WElevation: 20 Feet
Location: San Diego County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: Southern CaliforniaRiver Group: San Diego/Inland
Monitor Stage: 7.5 FeetFlood Stage: 10.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2022
1,370
9.40
Dec 14, 2021
2021
691
7.26
Jan 29, 2021
2020
4,460
12.49
Apr 10, 2020
2019
3,350
12.19
Feb 14, 2019
2018
801
8.18
Jan 9, 2018
 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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Impacts - E19 Information
7.5 FeetThe first real impacts are seen on the San Diego River at this level. Low lying roads in and around Fashion Valley Mall begin to take on water. Avenida Del Rio is the first road to begin flooding
9.0 FeetMore extensive low lying road flooding begins in and around Fashion Valley including Fashion Valley Road. Parking structures in and around Fashion Valley Mall begin to take on water at the lowest levels.
10.0 FeetMore extensive flooding begins at this level, more than just low lying areas. Fashion Valley Mall parking garage is taking on water at the lower levels with 1 to 2 feet of water in the garage. Water on the Town and Country hotel parking lot adjacent to the river and USGS gauge at Fashion Valley.
11.0 FeetThe parking garages in Fashion Valley Mall can have 3 feet of water on the lowest levels. Water may begin to surround area hotels such as the River Leaf Inn. The Mision Trolley Station on Ward Road may begin to flood. Flooding begins on Cmino De La Reina (under Highway 163).
12.0 FeetEven more extensive flooding occurs in and around Mission Valley. Qualcomm Way, Camino Del Este, Ward Road, and Mission Gorge Road flooded. Mission Trolley Station flooded and may close due to flowing water. Interstate 5 on and off ramps flooded at the San Diego River and Pacific Highway. Mission Center Road may begin flooding with debris on railings. Fashion Valley Trolley Station surrounded by water. 2 feet of water flowing over Fashion Valley Road across gates. The golf course has been flooded at this level.
13.5 FeetPortions of Hotel Circle Road North under water. Qualcomm Way flooded and may close. Snapdragon Stadium parking may flood (likely not) and water may back up on Chollas Creek. Mission Gorge Road at low water crossing closed with 1-2 feet of flowing water. Mission Center Road will have 2-3 feet of flowing water. Hotel Circle Road has areas of standing water.
16.5 FeetMost unelevated roads and intersections in Mission Valley are flooded and impassible. Widespread damage to businesses, residences, and roads throughout Mission Valley. Water will reach up to Highway 163 road level.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ043)
Today: Showers likely. Highs around 62. Areas of winds southwest 10 to 20 mph. Gusts to 25 mph and becoming 30 mph this afternoon. Chance of measurable precipitation 70 percent.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows 50 to 54. Areas of winds west 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph. Chance of measurable precipitation 40 percent.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs around 61. Areas of winds west 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph. Chance of measurable precipitation 40 percent.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 44 to 51. Areas of winds northwest 10 to 15 mph. Gusts to 25 mph in the evening.

Monday: Partly cloudy. Highs 62 to 65. Areas of winds northwest 10 to 15 mph.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening and becoming mostly cloudy. Lows 44 to 48.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Highs 63 to 66.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 46 to 50.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning and becoming partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain. Highs 62 to 65.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the evening, then a chance of showers overnight. Lows 47 to 51.

Thursday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the morning, then mostly sunny in the afternoon. Highs 62 to 65.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 44 to 48.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs around 70.
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.