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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: Aug 12 2020 at 7:50 AM PDTNext Issuance: Aug 13 2020 at 9:00 AM PDT
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
2019
3,350
12.19
Feb 14, 2019
2018
801
8.18
Jan 9, 2018
2017
9,810
14.15
Feb 28, 2017
2016
3,340
11.61
Jan 5, 2016
2015
1,290
8.97
Jul 19, 2015
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jan 1982 to Present)
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: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Local visibility one quarter mile or less at times overnight. Lows 63 to 68. Light winds.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Local visibility one quarter mile or less at times in the morning. Warmer. Highs 78 to 83 near the coast to 87 to 92 inland. Light winds becoming west 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 66 to 71. Areas of winds northwest 15 mph in the evening becoming light.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 81 to 86 near the coast to 91 to 96 inland. Light winds becoming west 15 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Mostly clear in the evening and becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Lows around 69. Light winds.

Saturday: Partly cloudy in the morning and becoming mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 82 to 87 near the coast to 91 to 96 inland.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear in the evening and becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Lows 66 to 71.

Sunday: Partly cloudy in the morning and becoming mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 79 to 84 near the coast to 87 to 92 inland.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear in the evening and becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Lows 66 to 71.

Monday: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 78 to 83 near the coast to 87 to 92 inland.

Monday Night: Mostly clear in the evening and becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Lows 66 to 71.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning and becoming mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 79 to 84 near the coast to 87 to 92 inland.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear in the evening and becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Lows 66 to 71.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy in the morning and becoming mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 79 to 84 near the coast to 88 to 93 inland.
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.