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SANTA MARGARITA RIVER - YSIDORA (YDRC1)
Latitude: 33.31º NLongitude: 117.35º WElevation: 75 Feet
Location: San Diego County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: Southern CaliforniaRiver Group: San Diego/Inland
Monitor Stage: 8.2 FeetFlood Stage: 11.2 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2023*
11,100
11.73
Jan 16, 2023
2022*
4,270
9.37
Dec 24, 2021
2021*
1,120
7.31
Dec 29, 2020
2020*
6,680
10.78
Apr 10, 2020
2019*
29,500
15.07
Feb 14, 2019
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Sep 2001 to Present)** - Ranked by Flow
1993*
44,000***
20.47***
Jan 16, 1993
1927
33,600****
18.00
Feb 16, 1927
2017*
31,200
14.60
Jan 22, 2017
1938
31,000
12.70
Mar 3, 1938
2019*
29,500
15.07
Feb 14, 2019
2005* 25,600*** 13.5*** Jan 11, 2005
1980* 24,000*** 18.80 Feb 18, 1980
* Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
** Most recent continuous record back to Sep 2001 with segmented periods back to Feb 1923
*** Estimated value
**** Highest flow since regulation by Skinner Reservoir began in 1974
Location Photographs
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Impacts - E19 Information
8.2 FeetPersonnel begin regular patrols along the levee.
11.2 FeetVandegrift Road has begun to flood downstream of the gage. Stuart Mesa Road closures can be expected.
13.3 FeetVandegrift Road flooded for several miles downstream of the gage site. Stuart Mesa Road is flooded near the bridge.
16.0 FeetWidespread inundation on Camp Pendleton with base evacuations likely. 01/16/1993 - flood of record.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ043)
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows 52 to 57. Areas of winds southwest 10 mph this evening becoming light.

Friday: Cloudy in the morning and becoming partly cloudy. Highs 65 to 68. Areas of winds south 10 mph.

Friday Night: Cloudy. Patchy drizzle overnight. Lows 52 to 57. Areas of winds west 10 mph.

Saturday: Cloudy with patchy drizzle in the morning, then mostly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs 65 to 69. Areas of winds west 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Cloudy. Lows 52 to 57. Areas of winds west 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Sunday: Cloudy in the morning and becoming partly cloudy. Highs 66 to 70.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening and becoming cloudy. Lows 50 to 56.

Memorial Day: Cloudy in the morning and becoming mostly sunny. Highs 66 to 70 near the coast to 71 inland.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening and becoming mostly cloudy. Lows 51 to 56.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning and becoming mostly sunny. Highs 70 to 75.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear in the evening and becoming mostly cloudy overnight with patchy fog. Lows 52 to 57.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with patchy fog in the morning and Becoming mostly sunny. Highs 67 to 72 near the coast to 72 inland.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear in the evening and becoming mostly cloudy overnight with patchy fog. Lows 52 to 57.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy in the morning and becoming partly cloudy. Highs 67 to 72 near the coast to 73 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.