SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FORECAST

This is the latest SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FORECAST, issued Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 07:03 AM.

The next forecast is scheduled for Thursday, Jul 30, 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), 1190 cubic feet per second.

Inflow to Mendota Pool (SJB), 676 cubic feet per second.

Release from Mendota Dam (MEN), 484 cubic feet per second.

Fresno River release from Hensley Lake (HID), 2 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: 46.7 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 46.7 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: 29.1 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 29.1 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: 6.0 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 6.0 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: 5.4 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 5.4 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 Merced River, north to the Cosumnes River are as follows:

MERCED RIVER AT POHONO BRIDGE NEAR YOSEMITE
   8:00 AM STAGE: 1.7 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 1.7 FT THRU LATE THURSDAY MORNING 
           FLOOD STAGE: 10.0 FT

Lake McSwain (MCS) release below New Exchequer Dam, 220 cubic feet per second.

MERCED RIVER NEAR STEVINSON
   8:00 AM STAGE: 55.0 FT
      FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 55.6 FT THURSDAY EVENING 
      THEN FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 55.6 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, 92 cubic feet per second.

TUOLUMNE RIVER AT MODESTO
   8:00 AM STAGE: 37.2 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 37.2 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, 250 cubic feet per second.

STANISLAUS RIVER AT ORANGE BLOSSOM BRIDGE
   8:00 AM STAGE: 2.3 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 2.3 FT THRU LATE THURSDAY EVENING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 13.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 16.0 FT

Calaveras River release from New Hogan Dam (NHG), 50 cubic feet per second.

Mokelumne River release from Camanche Reservoir (CMN), 235 cubic feet per second.

MOKELUMNE RIVER NEAR THORNTON (BENSON'S FERRY)
   8:00 AM STAGE: 5.7 FT
      FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 3.4 FT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 
      THEN FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 5.6 FT LATE WEDNESDAY EVENING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 4.5 FT EARLY THURSDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 6.3 FT THURSDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 6.3 FT THRU LATE THURSDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 12.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 17.0 FT
COSUMNES RIVER AT MICHIGAN BAR
   8:00 AM STAGE: 1.8 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 1.8 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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