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SANTA MARGARITA RIVER - YSIDORA (YDRC1)
Latitude: 33.31º NLongitude: 117.35º WElevation: 75 Feet
Location: San Diego County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: Southern CaliforniaRiver Group: San Diego/Inland
Monitor Stage: 8.2 FeetFlood Stage: 11.2 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2022*
4,270
9.37
Dec 24, 2021
2021*
1,120
7.31
Dec 29, 2020
2020*
6,680
10.78
Apr 10, 2020
2019*
29,500
15.07
Feb 14, 2019
2018*
1,830
7.18
Jan 10, 2018
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Sep 2001 to Present)** - Ranked by Flow
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
2019*
29,500
15.07
Feb 14, 2019
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
Location Photographs
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Impacts - E19 Information
8.2 FeetPersonnel begin regular patrols along the levee.
11.2 FeetVandegrift Road has begun to flood downstream of the gage. Stuart Mesa Road closures can be expected.
13.3 FeetVandegrift Road flooded for several miles downstream of the gage site. Stuart Mesa Road is flooded near the bridge.
16.0 FeetWidespread inundation on Camp Pendleton with base evacuations likely. 01/16/1993 - flood of record.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ043)
Tonight: Mostly clear this evening and becoming partly cloudy. Colder. Lows 37 to 47. Areas of winds east to 10 mph this evening becoming light.

Monday: Partly cloudy. Highs 66 to 70 near the coast to 71 inland. Light winds.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Lows 43 to 51. Light winds.

Tuesday: Patchy fog in the morning. Partly cloudy. Highs 65 to 68 near the coast to 69 inland. Areas of winds south 10 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear in the evening and becoming partly cloudy overnight with patchy fog. Lows 45 to 52. 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 69 to 73.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 41 to 49.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs 69 to 74 near the coast to 74 inland.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 44 to 52.

Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs 71 to 76 near the coast to 76 inland.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 47 to 55.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs 71 to 76 near the coast to 77 inland.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 47 to 53.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs 69 to 74 near the coast to 75 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.