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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
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
2020*
6,680
10.78
Apr 10, 2020
2019*
29,500
15.07
Feb 14, 2019
2018*
1,830
7.18
Jan 10, 2018
2017*
31,200
14.60
Jan 22, 2017
2016*
1,060
7.14
Jan 7, 2016
 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
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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
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.
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.