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SAN LUIS REY RIVER - OCEANSIDE (SLOC1)
Latitude: 33.22º NLongitude: 117.36º WElevation: 20 Feet
Location: San Diego County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Southern California
Issuance Time: Feb 20 2019 at 2:36 PM PSTNext Issuance: Feb 21 2019 at 9:00 AM PST
Monitor Stage: N/A Flood Stage: 21.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2017*
2,750
14.31
Feb 28, 2017
2016*
0****
--
--
2015*
0****
--
--
2014*
0****
--
--
2013*
158
7.53
Mar 8, 2013
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1946 to Present)***
1916
95,600
--
Jan 27, 1916
1993**
25,700
21.70
Jan 16, 1993
1980*
25,000
14.00
Feb 21, 1980
2005*
21,800
20.68
Jan 11, 2005
1995*
19,500
19.97
Mar 06, 1995
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
 ** Maximum since regulation by Lake Henshaw
 *** Most recent continuous record back to Oct 1946 with segmented periods back to Apr 1912
 **** No flow recorded during the entire water year
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ043)
Rest of Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs around 57. Areas of winds southwest 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph. Chance of measurable precipitation 50 percent.

Tonight: Showers. Lows 40 to 47. Areas of winds west 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

Thursday: Showers in the morning, then showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 53 to 58. Areas of winds west 15 to 20 mph. Gusts to 30 mph and becoming 25 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then slight chance of showers overnight. Colder. Lows 32 to 41. Areas of winds north 15 mph in the evening becoming light. Chance of measurable precipitation 70 percent.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 56 to 61. Light winds becoming west 15 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Mostly clear in the evening and becoming partly cloudy. Lows 33 to 43. Light winds.

Saturday: Partly cloudy in the morning and becoming mostly sunny. Highs 58 to 63.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear in the evening and becoming partly cloudy. Lows 37 to 45.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs around 61.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 40 to 48.

Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs around 62.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 41 to 48.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs around 64.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 41 to 49.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Highs 63 to 68.
Impacts - E19 Information
21.0 FeetDamage unknown. Bridge approaches upstream threatened and at risk of undermining.
24.5 FeetDamage unknown. Camino Del Rey, Couser Canyon, and Shearer Crossing Bridge approaches at risk of being washed out.
28.0 FeetScouring and undermining of roads and structures adjacent to the river channel. Bridge approaches designed to wash out at high flows destroyed. Indian gaming casinos parking facilities under water. Most significant damage upstream of levee with adjacent cropland underwater and homes threatened. Some infrastructure facilities damaged in city of Oceanside.
29.0 FeetOvertopping levee. Henshaw Dam was not in place nor was the levee at time of record flow. Levee is designed for PMF of 85,000 cfs. Peak adjusted discharge of 1916 event with Henshaw Dam is estimated to be 54,000 cfs. This is also assumed to be the 100 year storm.
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.