SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FORECAST

This is the latest SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FORECAST, issued Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 12:50 PM.

The next forecast is scheduled for Friday, Mar 6, 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), 150 cubic feet per second.

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

Release from Mendota Dam (MEN), 158 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
   12:00 PM STAGE: 48.6 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 48.6 FT THRU SATURDAY NEAR NOON 
           MONITOR STAGE: 63.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 69.4 FT, DANGER STAGE: 70.4 FT
SAN JOAQUIN RIVER NEAR PATTERSON
   12:00 PM STAGE: 31.0 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 31.0 FT THRU SATURDAY NEAR NOON 
           MONITOR STAGE: 48.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 54.7 FT, DANGER STAGE: 55.7 FT
SAN JOAQUIN RIVER NEAR VERNALIS
   12:00 PM STAGE: 7.4 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 7.4 FT THRU SATURDAY NEAR NOON 
           MONITOR STAGE: 24.5 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 29.0 FT, DANGER STAGE: 29.5 FT
SAN JOAQUIN RIVER AT MOSSDALE BRIDGE
   12:00 PM STAGE: 3.9 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 3.9 FT THRU SATURDAY 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
   12:00 PM STAGE: 2.1 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 2.1 FT THRU FRIDAY NEAR NOON 
           FLOOD STAGE: 10.0 FT

Lake McSwain (MCS) release below New Exchequer Dam, 170 cubic feet per second.

MERCED RIVER NEAR STEVINSON
   12:00 PM STAGE: 56.1 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 56.1 FT THRU FRIDAY NEAR MIDNIGHT 
           MONITOR STAGE: 67.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 71.0 FT

Tuolumne River release from La Grange (LGR) below Lake Don Pedro, 165 cubic feet per second.

TUOLUMNE RIVER AT MODESTO
   12:00 PM STAGE: 37.8 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 37.8 FT THRU FRIDAY NEAR NOON 
           MONITOR STAGE: 50.5 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 55.0 FT

Stanislaus River release from Goodwin Dam (GDW) below New Melones Reservoir, 350 cubic feet per second.

STANISLAUS RIVER AT ORANGE BLOSSOM BRIDGE
   12:00 PM STAGE: 2.6 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 2.6 FT THRU FRIDAY NEAR MIDNIGHT 
           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), 265 cubic feet per second.

MOKELUMNE RIVER NEAR THORNTON (BENSON'S FERRY)
   12:00 PM STAGE: 2.9 FT
      FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 5.0 FT THURSDAY EVENING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 2.4 FT EARLY FRIDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 5.0 FT FRIDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 3.2 FT FRIDAY NEAR NOON 
           MONITOR STAGE: 12.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 17.0 FT
COSUMNES RIVER AT MICHIGAN BAR
   12:00 PM STAGE: 3.2 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 3.2 FT THRU FRIDAY NEAR NOON 
           MONITOR STAGE: 7.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 12.0 FT
COSUMNES RIVER NEAR MCCONNELL
   12:00 PM STAGE: 28.2 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 28.2 FT THRU FRIDAY 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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