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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
Issuance Time: Nov 28 2022 at 1:44 PM PSTNext Issuance: Nov 29 2022 at 9:00 AM PST
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
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
2017
9,810
14.15
Feb 28, 2017
 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)
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers overnight. Lows in the lower 50s. Light winds. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning and becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Light winds.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Light winds.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy in the morning and becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Light winds.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Light winds.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy in the morning and becoming partly cloudy. Highs around 60.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the evening, then a chance of showers overnight. Lows around 50.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers, mainly in the evening. Lows in the lower 50s.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy in the morning and becoming partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening and becoming mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning, then partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

Monday: Partly cloudy in the morning and becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.
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.