SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FORECAST

This is the latest SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FORECAST, issued Thursday, May 21, 2015 07:50 AM.

The next forecast is scheduled for Friday, May 22, 2015 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), 229 cubic feet per second.

Inflow to Mendota Pool (SJB), 12 cubic feet per second.

Release from Mendota Dam (MEN), 183 cubic feet per second.

Fresno River release from Hensley Lake (HID), 0 cubic feet per second.

Chowchilla River release from Eastman Lake (BUC), 0 cubic feet per second.


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

SAN JOAQUIN RIVER NEAR NEWMAN
   8:00 AM STAGE: 47.5 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 47.5 FT THRU LATE SATURDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 63.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 69.4 FT, DANGER STAGE: 70.4 FT
SAN JOAQUIN RIVER NEAR PATTERSON
   8:00 AM STAGE: 30.1 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 30.1 FT THRU LATE SATURDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 48.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 54.7 FT, DANGER STAGE: 55.7 FT
SAN JOAQUIN RIVER NEAR VERNALIS
   8:00 AM STAGE: 6.7 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 6.7 FT THRU LATE SATURDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 24.5 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 29.0 FT, DANGER STAGE: 29.5 FT
SAN JOAQUIN RIVER AT MOSSDALE BRIDGE
   8:00 AM STAGE: 4.8 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 4.8 FT THRU LATE SATURDAY 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
   8:00 AM STAGE: 3.0 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 3.0 FT THRU LATE FRIDAY MORNING 
           FLOOD STAGE: 10.0 FT

Lake McSwain (MCS) release below New Exchequer Dam, 190 cubic feet per second.

MERCED RIVER NEAR STEVINSON
   8:00 AM STAGE: 55.7 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 55.7 FT THRU LATE FRIDAY EVENING 
           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
   8:00 AM STAGE: 37.7 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 37.7 FT THRU LATE FRIDAY 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
   8:00 AM STAGE: 2.1 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 2.1 FT THRU LATE FRIDAY EVENING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 13.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 16.0 FT

Calaveras River release from New Hogan Dam (NHG), 35 cubic feet per second.

Mokelumne River release from Camanche Reservoir (CMN), 215 cubic feet per second.

MOKELUMNE RIVER NEAR THORNTON (BENSON'S FERRY)
   8:00 AM STAGE: 5.7 FT
      FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 3.0 FT THURSDAY EVENING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 5.6 FT THURSDAY NEAR MIDNIGHT 
      THEN FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 4.3 FT FRIDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 5.4 FT LATE FRIDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 12.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 17.0 FT
COSUMNES RIVER AT MICHIGAN BAR
   8:00 AM STAGE: 2.8 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 2.8 FT THRU LATE FRIDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 7.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 12.0 FT
COSUMNES RIVER NEAR MCCONNELL
   8:00 AM STAGE: 27.3 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 27.3 FT THRU LATE FRIDAY 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.


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