SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FORECAST

This is the latest SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FORECAST, issued Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 02:01 PM.

The next forecast is scheduled for Friday, Mar 27, 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), 210 cubic feet per second.

Inflow to Mendota Pool (SJB), 10 cubic feet per second.

Release from Mendota Dam (MEN), 129 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
   3:00 PM STAGE: 48.5 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 48.5 FT THRU SATURDAY AFTERNOON 
           MONITOR STAGE: 63.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 69.4 FT, DANGER STAGE: 70.4 FT
SAN JOAQUIN RIVER NEAR PATTERSON
   3:00 PM STAGE: 30.6 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 30.6 FT THRU SATURDAY AFTERNOON 
           MONITOR STAGE: 48.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 54.7 FT, DANGER STAGE: 55.7 FT
SAN JOAQUIN RIVER NEAR VERNALIS
   3:00 PM STAGE: 7.7 FT
      FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 8.3 FT EARLY FRIDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 8.3 FT THRU SATURDAY AFTERNOON 
           MONITOR STAGE: 24.5 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 29.0 FT, DANGER STAGE: 29.5 FT
SAN JOAQUIN RIVER AT MOSSDALE BRIDGE
   3:00 PM STAGE: 4.5 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 4.5 FT THRU SATURDAY AFTERNOON 
           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
   3:00 PM STAGE: 2.6 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 2.6 FT THRU FRIDAY AFTERNOON 
           FLOOD STAGE: 10.0 FT

Lake McSwain (MCS) release below New Exchequer Dam, 185 cubic feet per second.

MERCED RIVER NEAR STEVINSON
   3:00 PM STAGE: 55.9 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 55.9 FT THRU EARLY SATURDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 67.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 71.0 FT

Tuolumne River release from La Grange (LGR) below Lake Don Pedro, 170 cubic feet per second.

TUOLUMNE RIVER AT MODESTO
   3:00 PM STAGE: 37.8 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 37.8 FT THRU FRIDAY AFTERNOON 
           MONITOR STAGE: 50.5 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 55.0 FT

Stanislaus River release from Goodwin Dam (GDW) below New Melones Reservoir, 1500 cubic feet per second.

STANISLAUS RIVER AT ORANGE BLOSSOM BRIDGE
   3:00 PM STAGE: 4.8 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 4.8 FT THRU EARLY SATURDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 13.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 16.0 FT

Calaveras River release from New Hogan Dam (NHG), 30 cubic feet per second.

Mokelumne River release from Camanche Reservoir (CMN), 225 cubic feet per second.

MOKELUMNE RIVER NEAR THORNTON (BENSON'S FERRY)
   3:00 PM STAGE: 4.9 FT
      FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 2.9 FT LATE THURSDAY EVENING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 5.0 FT EARLY FRIDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 3.8 FT LATE FRIDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 5.2 FT FRIDAY NEAR NOON 
      THEN FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 5.2 FT THRU FRIDAY AFTERNOON 
           MONITOR STAGE: 12.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 17.0 FT
COSUMNES RIVER AT MICHIGAN BAR
   3:00 PM STAGE: 3.0 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 3.0 FT THRU FRIDAY AFTERNOON 
           MONITOR STAGE: 7.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 12.0 FT
COSUMNES RIVER NEAR MCCONNELL
   3:00 PM STAGE: 27.9 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 27.9 FT THRU FRIDAY AFTERNOON 
           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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