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SAN LUIS REY RIVER - OCEANSIDE (SLOC1)
Latitude: 33.22º NLongitude: 117.36º WElevation: 20 Feet
Location: San Diego County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: Southern CaliforniaRiver Group: San Diego/Inland
Monitor Stage: N/A Flood Stage: 21.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2022*
66
6.71
Dec 26, 2021
2021*
95
6.97
Jan 29, 2021
2020*
5,520
16.18
Apr 11, 2020
2019*
8,240
18.49
Feb 15, 2019
2018*
121
7.02
Jan 9, 2018
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1946 to Present)*** - Ranked by Flow
1916
95,600
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Jan 27, 1916
1993**
25,700
21.70
Jan 16, 1993
1980*
25,000
14.00
Feb 21, 1980
2005*
21,800
20.68
Jan 11, 2005
1995*
19,500
19.97
Mar 06, 1995
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
 ** Maximum since regulation by Lake Henshaw
 *** Most recent continuous record back to Oct 1946 with segmented periods back to Apr 1912
 **** No flow recorded during the entire water year
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Impacts - E19 Information
21.0 FeetDamage unknown. Bridge approaches upstream threatened and at risk of undermining.
24.5 FeetDamage unknown. Camino Del Rey, Couser Canyon, and Shearer Crossing Bridge approaches at risk of being washed out.
28.0 FeetScouring and undermining of roads and structures adjacent to the river channel. Bridge approaches designed to wash out at high flows destroyed. Indian gaming casinos parking facilities under water. Most significant damage upstream of levee with adjacent cropland underwater and homes threatened. Some infrastructure facilities damaged in city of Oceanside.
29.0 FeetOvertopping levee. Henshaw Dam was not in place nor was the levee at time of record flow. Levee is designed for PMF of 85,000 cfs. Peak adjusted discharge of 1916 event with Henshaw Dam is estimated to be 54,000 cfs. This is also assumed to be the 100 year storm.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ043)
Today: Partly cloudy. Highs around 69 near the coast to 72 inland. Light winds.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows 42 to 50. Areas of winds south 10 mph.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy with patchy fog in the morning and Becoming mostly sunny. Highs around 70. Areas of winds south 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Lows 41 to 48. Areas of winds south 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy with patchy fog in the morning and Becoming mostly sunny. Highs around 70. Light winds becoming northwest 10 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 43 to 49.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs 70 to 73 near the coast to 75 inland.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 46 to 52.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 72 to 76 near the coast to 77 inland.

Friday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 50 to 55.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs 72 to 76 near the coast to 78 inland.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 49 to 54.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Highs 71 to 75 near the coast to 76 inland.
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.