SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FORECAST

This is the latest SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FORECAST, issued Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 06:12 AM.

The next forecast is scheduled for Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 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), 1320 cubic feet per second.

Inflow to Mendota Pool (SJB), 872 cubic feet per second.

Release from Mendota Dam (MEN), 156 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
   7:00 AM STAGE: 47.2 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 47.2 FT THRU MONDAY 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: 29.4 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 29.4 FT THRU MONDAY 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: 6.9 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 6.9 FT THRU MONDAY 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: 5.3 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 5.3 FT THRU MONDAY 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 Bear Creek, north to the Cosumnes River are as follows:

BEAR CREEK AT MC KEE ROAD
   7:00 AM STAGE: 4.7 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 4.7 FT THRU SUNDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 17.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 23.0 FT
MERCED RIVER AT POHONO BRIDGE NEAR YOSEMITE
   7:00 AM STAGE: 0.9 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 0.9 FT THRU SUNDAY MORNING 
           FLOOD STAGE: 10.0 FT

Lake McSwain (MCS) release below New Exchequer Dam, 125 cubic feet per second.

MERCED RIVER NEAR STEVINSON
   7:00 AM STAGE: 55.4 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 55.4 FT THRU SUNDAY EVENING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 67.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 71.0 FT

Tuolumne River release from La Grange (LGR) below Lake Don Pedro, 95 cubic feet per second.

TUOLUMNE RIVER AT MODESTO
   7:00 AM STAGE: 37.4 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 37.4 FT THRU SUNDAY 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: 2.1 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 2.1 FT THRU SUNDAY EVENING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 13.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 16.0 FT

Calaveras River release from New Hogan Dam (NHG), 125 cubic feet per second.

Mokelumne River release from Camanche Reservoir (CMN), 230 cubic feet per second.

MOKELUMNE RIVER NEAR THORNTON (BENSON'S FERRY)
   7:00 AM STAGE: 5.6 FT
      FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 3.5 FT SATURDAY NEAR NOON 
      THEN FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 5.8 FT SATURDAY EVENING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 4.2 FT EARLY SUNDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 5.8 FT SUNDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 12.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 17.0 FT
COSUMNES RIVER AT MICHIGAN BAR
   7:00 AM STAGE: 1.8 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 1.8 FT THRU SUNDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 7.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 12.0 FT
COSUMNES RIVER NEAR MCCONNELL
   7:00 AM STAGE: 26.0 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 26.0 FT THRU SUNDAY 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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