SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FORECAST

This is the latest SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FORECAST, issued Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 07:16 AM.

The next forecast is scheduled for Thursday, Oct 23, 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), 190 cubic feet per second.

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

Release from Mendota Dam (MEN), 153 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: 47.8 FT
      FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 48.4 FT EARLY FRIDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 48.4 FT THRU LATE FRIDAY 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: 30.7 FT
      FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 31.3 FT THURSDAY EVENING 
      THEN FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 31.3 FT THRU LATE FRIDAY 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: 6.4 FT
      FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 7.0 FT THURSDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 7.0 FT THRU LATE FRIDAY 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: 4.5 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 4.5 FT THRU LATE 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 Bear Creek, north to the Cosumnes River are as follows:

BEAR CREEK AT MC KEE ROAD
   8:00 AM STAGE: 4.9 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 4.9 FT THRU LATE THURSDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 17.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 23.0 FT
MERCED RIVER AT POHONO BRIDGE NEAR YOSEMITE
   8:00 AM STAGE: 0.9 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 0.9 FT THRU LATE THURSDAY MORNING 
           FLOOD STAGE: 10.0 FT

Lake McSwain (MCS) release below New Exchequer Dam, 355 cubic feet per second.

MERCED RIVER NEAR STEVINSON
   8:00 AM STAGE: 57.1 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 57.1 FT THRU LATE THURSDAY EVENING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 67.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 71.0 FT

Tuolumne River release from La Grange (LGR) below Lake Don Pedro, 160 cubic feet per second.

TUOLUMNE RIVER AT MODESTO
   8:00 AM STAGE: 37.9 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 37.9 FT THRU LATE THURSDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 50.5 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 55.0 FT

Stanislaus River release from Goodwin Dam (GDW) below New Melones Reservoir, 500 cubic feet per second.

STANISLAUS RIVER AT ORANGE BLOSSOM BRIDGE
   8:00 AM STAGE: 3.1 FT
      FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 2.5 FT LATE THURSDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 2.5 FT THRU LATE THURSDAY EVENING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 13.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 16.0 FT

Calaveras River release from New Hogan Dam (NHG), 60 cubic feet per second.

Mokelumne River release from Camanche Reservoir (CMN), 380 cubic feet per second.

MOKELUMNE RIVER NEAR THORNTON (BENSON'S FERRY)
   8:00 AM STAGE: 5.7 FT
      FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 4.2 FT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 
      THEN FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 6.0 FT WEDNESDAY EVENING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 3.7 FT EARLY THURSDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 5.7 FT LATE THURSDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 12.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 17.0 FT
COSUMNES RIVER AT MICHIGAN BAR
   8:00 AM STAGE: 2.1 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 2.1 FT THRU LATE THURSDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 7.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 12.0 FT
COSUMNES RIVER NEAR MCCONNELL
   8:00 AM STAGE: 26.0 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 26.0 FT THRU LATE 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.


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