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.

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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 ...


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