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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
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
2016
3,340
11.61
Jan 5, 2016
2015
1,290
8.97
Jul 19, 2015
2014
460
6.74
Mar 2, 2014
2013
582
6.59
Dec 13, 2012
2012
582
6.41
Nov 13, 2011
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jan 1982 to Present)
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 with isolated showers. Lows 36 to 46. Light winds. Chance of measurable precipitation 20 percent.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy in the morning and becoming partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Highs around 60. Light winds. Chance of measurable precipitation 20 percent.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the evening, then chance of showers overnight. Lows 39 to 49. Areas of winds west 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph. Chance of measurable precipitation 30 percent.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs around 59. Areas of winds west 15 mph. Gusts to 30 mph. Chance of measurable precipitation 30 percent.

Friday Night: Mostly clear. Colder. Lows 33 to 43. Areas of winds northwest 15 mph in the evening becoming light.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs 61 to 66.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 35 to 45.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Highs 64 to 69.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 38 to 48.

Monday: Mostly sunny in the morning, then partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs 65 to 70.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a chance of showers overnight. Lows 40 to 50.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning and becoming partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Highs around 64.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening and becoming mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows 40 to 50.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning and becoming partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Highs 58 to 63.
Impacts - E19 Information
6.5 FeetAvenida Del Rio under water.
7.5 FeetWater begins to flow over Cmino 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.