National Weather Service meteorologist Philip Gonsalves explains that when the San Diego River reaches “monitor stage”— 7.5 feet as it passes Fashion Valley — “the city and various agencies start to devote resources to [dealing with] potential flooding.” “Flood stage” occurs at 11.3 feet.

  • Pinterest

Stories this photo appears in:

Why do we keep building in Mission Valley?

San Diego’s flood central

I’m thinking that this parking lot, when it’s submerged under three feet of storm runoff, will make a great place for pick-up truck water skiing, drunken community college guys on boogie boards, and trash can ...

Comments

Sign in to comment

Let’s Be Friends

Subscribe for local event alerts, concerts tickets, promotions and more from the San Diego Reader

Close