SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FORECAST

This is the latest SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FORECAST, issued Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 06:23 AM.

The next forecast is scheduled for Thursday, Jul 28, 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), 1200 cubic feet per second.

Inflow to Mendota Pool (SJB), 515 cubic feet per second.

Release from Mendota Dam (MEN), 534 cubic feet per second.

Fresno River release from Hensley Lake (HID), 155 cubic feet per second.

Chowchilla River release from Eastman Lake (BUC), 300 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: 47.2 FT
      FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 47.8 FT WEDNESDAY EVENING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 48.4 FT THURSDAY NEAR NOON 
      THEN FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 48.4 FT THRU FRIDAY 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: 29.7 FT
      FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 30.3 FT EARLY THURSDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 30.3 FT THRU FRIDAY 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: 6.7 FT
      FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 7.3 FT LATE THURSDAY EVENING 
      THEN FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 7.3 FT THRU FRIDAY 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: 4.5 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 4.5 FT THRU FRIDAY 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: 1.9 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 1.9 FT THRU THURSDAY MORNING 
           FLOOD STAGE: 10.0 FT

Lake McSwain (MCS) release below New Exchequer Dam, 1500 cubic feet per second.

MERCED RIVER NEAR STEVINSON
   7:00 AM STAGE: 55.0 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 55.0 FT THRU THURSDAY EVENING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 67.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 71.0 FT

Tuolumne River release from La Grange (LGR) below Lake Don Pedro, 115 cubic feet per second.

TUOLUMNE RIVER AT MODESTO
   7:00 AM STAGE: 37.5 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 37.5 FT THRU THURSDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 50.5 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 55.0 FT

Stanislaus River release from Goodwin Dam (GDW) below New Melones Reservoir, 350 cubic feet per second.

STANISLAUS RIVER AT ORANGE BLOSSOM BRIDGE
   7:00 AM STAGE: 2.6 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 2.6 FT THRU THURSDAY EVENING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 13.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 16.0 FT

Calaveras River release from New Hogan Dam (NHG), 211 cubic feet per second.

Mokelumne River release from Camanche Reservoir (CMN), 325 cubic feet per second.

MOKELUMNE RIVER NEAR THORNTON (BENSON'S FERRY)
   7:00 AM STAGE: 3.8 FT
      FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 5.0 FT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 
      THEN FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 3.5 FT LATE WEDNESDAY EVENING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 5.8 FT EARLY THURSDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 4.5 FT THURSDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 12.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 17.0 FT
COSUMNES RIVER AT MICHIGAN BAR
   7:00 AM STAGE: 2.4 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 2.4 FT THRU THURSDAY 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 THURSDAY 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.