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Latitude: 32.77º NLongitude: 117.17º WElevation: 20 Feet
Location: San Diego County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: Southern CaliforniaRiver Group: San Diego/Inland
Issuance Time: Apr 13 2024 at 8:50 AM PDTNext Issuance: Apr 14 2024 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 7.5 FeetFlood Stage: 10.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
 Most Recent 5 Years
Dec 14, 2021
Jan 29, 2021
Apr 10, 2020
Feb 14, 2019
Jan 9, 2018
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jan 1982 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
Feb 28, 2017
Mar 06, 1995
Dec 22, 2010
Mar 02, 1983
Feb 08, 1998
 * Since upstream regulation by El Capitan and San Vicente Reservoirs
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Impacts - E19 Information
7.5 FeetThe first real impacts are seen on the San Diego River at this level. Low lying roads in and around Fashion Valley Mall begin to take on water. Avenida Del Rio is the first road to begin flooding
9.0 FeetMore extensive low lying road flooding begins in and around Fashion Valley including Fashion Valley Road. Parking structures in and around Fashion Valley Mall begin to take on water at the lowest levels.
10.0 FeetMore extensive flooding begins at this level, more than just low lying areas. Fashion Valley Mall parking garage is taking on water at the lower levels with 1 to 2 feet of water in the garage. Water on the Town and Country hotel parking lot adjacent to the river and USGS gauge at Fashion Valley.
11.0 FeetThe parking garages in Fashion Valley Mall can have 3 feet of water on the lowest levels. Water may begin to surround area hotels such as the River Leaf Inn. The Mision Trolley Station on Ward Road may begin to flood. Flooding begins on Cmino De La Reina (under Highway 163).
12.0 FeetEven more extensive flooding occurs in and around Mission Valley. Qualcomm Way, Camino Del Este, Ward Road, and Mission Gorge Road flooded. Mission Trolley Station flooded and may close due to flowing water. Interstate 5 on and off ramps flooded at the San Diego River and Pacific Highway. Mission Center Road may begin flooding with debris on railings. Fashion Valley Trolley Station surrounded by water. 2 feet of water flowing over Fashion Valley Road across gates. The golf course has been flooded at this level.
13.5 FeetPortions of Hotel Circle Road North under water. Qualcomm Way flooded and may close. Snapdragon Stadium parking may flood (likely not) and water may back up on Chollas Creek. Mission Gorge Road at low water crossing closed with 1-2 feet of flowing water. Mission Center Road will have 2-3 feet of flowing water. Hotel Circle Road has areas of standing water.
16.5 FeetMost unelevated roads and intersections in Mission Valley are flooded and impassible. Widespread damage to businesses, residences, and roads throughout Mission Valley. Water will reach up to Highway 163 road level.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ043)
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows 45 to 51. Areas of winds southwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph becoming northwest overnight. Chance of measurable precipitation 50 percent.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs around 64. Areas of winds north 10 mph becoming west with gusts to 30 mph in the afternoon. Chance of measurable precipitation 20 percent.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Lows 46 to 51. Areas of winds west 10 to 15 mph. Gusts to 25 mph in the evening. Chance of measurable precipitation 20 percent.

Monday: Mostly cloudy in the morning and becoming partly cloudy. Highs 65 to 68. Light winds becoming west 10 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Mostly clear in the evening and becoming partly cloudy overnight with patchy fog. Lows 44 to 50. Areas of winds northwest 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy with patchy fog in the morning and Becoming mostly sunny. Highs around 70 near the coast to 71 inland.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 48 to 55.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 70 to 74 near the coast to 76 inland.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 49 to 56.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs 69 to 74 near the coast to 75 inland.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Lows 50 to 55.

Friday: Patchy fog in the morning. Partly cloudy. Highs 67 to 71 near the coast to 72 inland.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening and becoming cloudy overnight with patchy fog. Lows 50 to 55.

Saturday: Partly cloudy in the morning. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 66 to 71 near the coast to 71 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.