SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FORECAST

This is the latest SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FORECAST, issued Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 01:48 PM.

The next forecast is scheduled for Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 09:00 PM.

SPECIAL NOTES...THE FOLLOWING STAGES OF PARTICULAR SIGNIFICANCE 
            HAVE OCCURRED OR ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR
MONITOR STAGE 
    COSUMNES RIVER AT MICHIGAN BAR


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), 165 cubic feet per second.

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

Release from Mendota Dam (MEN), 32 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
   1:00 PM STAGE: 49.9 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 49.9 FT THRU MONDAY NEAR NOON 
           MONITOR STAGE: 63.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 69.4 FT, DANGER STAGE: 70.4 FT
SAN JOAQUIN RIVER NEAR PATTERSON
   1:00 PM STAGE: 31.9 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 31.9 FT THRU MONDAY NEAR NOON 
           MONITOR STAGE: 48.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 54.7 FT, DANGER STAGE: 55.7 FT
SAN JOAQUIN RIVER NEAR VERNALIS
   1:00 PM STAGE: 8.2 FT
      FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 8.8 FT MONDAY NEAR NOON 
           MONITOR STAGE: 24.5 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 29.0 FT, DANGER STAGE: 29.5 FT
SAN JOAQUIN RIVER AT MOSSDALE BRIDGE
   1:00 PM STAGE: 2.9 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 2.9 FT THRU MONDAY NEAR NOON 
           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
   1:00 PM STAGE: 3.5 FT
      FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 5.8 FT EARLY SUNDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 4.8 FT SUNDAY NEAR NOON 
           FLOOD STAGE: 10.0 FT

Lake McSwain (MCS) release below New Exchequer Dam, 265 cubic feet per second.

MERCED RIVER NEAR STEVINSON
   1:00 PM STAGE: 58.2 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 58.2 FT THRU EARLY MONDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 67.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 71.0 FT

Tuolumne River release from La Grange (LGR) below Lake Don Pedro, 175 cubic feet per second.

TUOLUMNE RIVER AT MODESTO
   1:00 PM STAGE: 38.1 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 38.1 FT THRU SUNDAY NEAR NOON 
           MONITOR STAGE: 50.5 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 55.0 FT

Stanislaus River release from Goodwin Dam (GDW) below New Melones Reservoir, 200 cubic feet per second.

STANISLAUS RIVER AT ORANGE BLOSSOM BRIDGE
   1:00 PM STAGE: 2.2 FT
      FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 2.8 FT LATE SATURDAY EVENING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 2.2 FT LATE SUNDAY EVENING 
      THEN FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 2.2 FT THRU EARLY MONDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 13.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 16.0 FT

Calaveras River release from New Hogan Dam (NHG), 36 cubic feet per second.

Mokelumne River release from Camanche Reservoir (CMN), 450 cubic feet per second.

MOKELUMNE RIVER NEAR THORNTON (BENSON'S FERRY)
   1:00 PM STAGE: 4.8 FT
      FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 5.4 FT SATURDAY AFTERNOON 
      THEN FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 2.5 FT SATURDAY NEAR MIDNIGHT 
      THEN FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 5.0 FT EARLY SUNDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 3.8 FT LATE SUNDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 5.8 FT SUNDAY NEAR NOON 
           MONITOR STAGE: 12.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 17.0 FT
COSUMNES RIVER AT MICHIGAN BAR
   1:00 PM STAGE: 5.0 FT
      FORECAST TO RISE ABOVE MONITOR STAGE OF 7.0 FT LATE SATURDAY EVENING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 7.7 FT SATURDAY NEAR MIDNIGHT 
      THEN FORECAST TO FALL BELOW MONITOR STAGE OF 7.0 FT LATE SUNDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 6.3 FT SUNDAY NEAR NOON 
           MONITOR STAGE: 7.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 12.0 FT
COSUMNES RIVER NEAR MCCONNELL
   1:00 PM STAGE: 25.9 FT
      FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 37.1 FT SUNDAY NEAR NOON 
      THEN FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 37.1 FT THRU SUNDAY NEAR NOON 
           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.


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