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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
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
2021*
95
6.97
Jan 29, 2021
2020*
5,520
16.18
Apr 11, 2020
2019*
8,240
18.49
Feb 15, 2019
2018*
121
7.02
Jan 9, 2018
2017*
2,750
14.31
Feb 28, 2017
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1946 to Present)*** - Ranked by Flow
1916
95,600
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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)
Today: Mostly sunny. Highs around 65 near the coast to 68 inland. Light winds becoming northwest 10 mph this afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows 42 to 48. Areas of winds northwest 10 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy in the morning and becoming partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Highs 62 to 65. Areas of winds northwest 10 to 15 mph. Gusts to 30 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 38 to 46. Areas of winds northwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs 62 to 65 near the coast to 65 inland. Areas of winds northwest 10 mph.

Monday Night: Clear. Lows 38 to 45.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs 66 to 69 near the coast to 69 inland.

Tuesday Night: Clear. Lows 39 to 46.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 66 to 69 near the coast to 71 inland.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 41 to 48.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs around 71 near the coast to 74 inland.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 44 to 51.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Breezy. Highs around 72 near the coast to 75 inland.
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.