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Forecasts for the San Diego River at Fashion Valley are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 13.5
Flood Stage: 11.3
Action Stage: 7.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 19.30 ft on 01/27/1916
(2) 16.30 ft on 02/21/1980
(3) 14.15 ft on 02/28/2017
(4) 14.01 ft on 12/22/2010
(5) 13.48 ft on 02/21/1914
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.77 ft on 01/16/2023
(2) 9.40 ft on 12/14/2021
(3) 12.49 ft on 04/10/2020
(4) 12.19 ft on 02/15/2019
(5) 12.08 ft on 12/06/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.50 ft on 03/31/1998
(2) 1.67 ft on 09/03/2014
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18.7 50,000 cfs. 500 year flood. Widespread damage to businesses, residences, and roads throughout Mission Valley. Large portions of the business district under water. Portions of Interstate 8 between I-805 west to the Mission Grove Office Park may be flooded. Follow evacuation recommendations from local emergency management officials.
17.5 Water flowing over the lowest portions of State Route 163 (Cabrillo Highway) over the San Diego River. Road closure may be needed.
16.5 23,500 cfs. Major Flood. Most unelevated roads and intersections in Mission Valley flooded and impassable. Damage to businesses possible. Portions of the trolley line and SDCCU Stadium parking lot under water.
13.5 Parking structures designed for flooding fill with water. Golf course under water. Portions of Hotel Circle Road North under water. Access restrictions to hotels possible. Trolley station at Fashion Valley impacted.
11.3 Flood stage. Minor flood. Low water crossings on 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. Fashion Valley transit center closed.

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Barricades needed on Camino Del Este and Avinida del Rio at Action stage.

Note: The 1980 historic crest was based on Flood Control Engineering Measurements and not USGS records.
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