SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FORECAST

This is the latest SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FORECAST, issued Friday, Sep 30, 2016 06:39 AM.

The next forecast is scheduled for Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 09:00 AM.

ALL LOCATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN BELOW CRITICAL LEVELS


South of the Merced River, conditions on the San Joaquin River, its tributaries and bypasses are as follows:

San Joaquin River release from Millerton Lake (MIL), 410 cubic feet per second.

Inflow to Mendota Pool (SJB), 72 cubic feet per second.

Release from Mendota Dam (MEN), 335 cubic feet per second.

Fresno River release from Hensley Lake (HID), 1 cubic feet per second.

Chowchilla River release from Eastman Lake (BUC), 1 cubic feet per second.


Conditions on the San Joaquin River, north of the Merced River are as follows:

SAN JOAQUIN RIVER NEAR NEWMAN
   7:00 AM STAGE: 47.4 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 47.4 FT THRU SUNDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 63.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 69.4 FT, DANGER STAGE: 70.4 FT
SAN JOAQUIN RIVER NEAR PATTERSON
   7:00 AM STAGE: 30.1 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 30.1 FT THRU SUNDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 48.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 54.7 FT, DANGER STAGE: 55.7 FT
SAN JOAQUIN RIVER NEAR VERNALIS
   7:00 AM STAGE: 6.8 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 6.8 FT THRU SUNDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 24.5 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 29.0 FT, DANGER STAGE: 29.5 FT
SAN JOAQUIN RIVER AT MOSSDALE BRIDGE
   7:00 AM STAGE: 4.6 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 4.6 FT THRU SUNDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 19.5 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 28.5 FT, DANGER STAGE: 29.5 FT

Conditions on the major tributaries of the San Joaquin River from the Merced River, north to the Cosumnes River are as follows:

MERCED RIVER AT POHONO BRIDGE NEAR YOSEMITE
   7:00 AM STAGE: 1.2 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 1.2 FT THRU SATURDAY MORNING 
           FLOOD STAGE: 10.0 FT

Lake McSwain (MCS) release below New Exchequer Dam, 760 cubic feet per second.

MERCED RIVER NEAR STEVINSON
   7:00 AM STAGE: 56.2 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 56.2 FT THRU SATURDAY EVENING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 67.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 71.0 FT

Tuolumne River release from La Grange (LGR) below Lake Don Pedro, 85 cubic feet per second.

TUOLUMNE RIVER AT MODESTO
   7:00 AM STAGE: 37.3 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 37.3 FT THRU SATURDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 50.5 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 55.0 FT

Stanislaus River release from Goodwin Dam (GDW) below New Melones Reservoir, 150 cubic feet per second.

STANISLAUS RIVER AT ORANGE BLOSSOM BRIDGE
   7:00 AM STAGE: 2.0 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 2.0 FT THRU SATURDAY EVENING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 13.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 16.0 FT

Calaveras River release from New Hogan Dam (NHG), 157 cubic feet per second.

Mokelumne River release from Camanche Reservoir (CMN), 290 cubic feet per second.

MOKELUMNE RIVER NEAR THORNTON (BENSON'S FERRY)
   7:00 AM STAGE: 5.8 FT
      FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 4.0 FT FRIDAY AFTERNOON 
      THEN FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 6.2 FT LATE FRIDAY EVENING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 4.2 FT EARLY SATURDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 5.9 FT SATURDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 12.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 17.0 FT
COSUMNES RIVER AT MICHIGAN BAR
   7:00 AM STAGE: 2.2 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 2.2 FT THRU SATURDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 7.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 12.0 FT
COSUMNES RIVER NEAR MCCONNELL
   7:00 AM STAGE: 25.0 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 25.0 FT THRU SATURDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 40.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 46.0 FT

For more information on New Melones, San Luis, Millerton, or other U.S. Bureau of Reclamation reservoirs, please call toll-free (800) 742-9474.