SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FORECAST

This is the latest SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FORECAST, issued Sunday, Dec 21, 2014 08:37 AM.

The next forecast is scheduled for Monday, Dec 22, 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), 125 cubic feet per second.

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

Release from Mendota Dam (MEN), 76 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: 50.5 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 50.5 FT THRU LATE TUESDAY 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: 33.6 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 33.6 FT THRU LATE TUESDAY 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: 9.3 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 9.3 FT THRU LATE TUESDAY 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: 4.7 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 4.7 FT THRU LATE TUESDAY 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: 1.8 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 1.8 FT THRU LATE MONDAY MORNING 
           FLOOD STAGE: 10.0 FT

Lake McSwain (MCS) release below New Exchequer Dam, 195 cubic feet per second.

MERCED RIVER NEAR STEVINSON
   8:00 AM STAGE: 57.2 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 57.2 FT THRU LATE MONDAY EVENING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 67.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 71.0 FT

Tuolumne River release from La Grange (LGR) below Lake Don Pedro, 175 cubic feet per second.

TUOLUMNE RIVER AT MODESTO
   8:00 AM STAGE: 38.3 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 38.3 FT THRU LATE MONDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 50.5 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 55.0 FT

Stanislaus River release from Goodwin Dam (GDW) below New Melones Reservoir, 200 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 MONDAY EVENING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 13.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 16.0 FT

Calaveras River release from New Hogan Dam (NHG), 31 cubic feet per second.

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

MOKELUMNE RIVER NEAR THORNTON (BENSON'S FERRY)
   8:00 AM STAGE: 6.3 FT
      FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 5.7 FT SUNDAY NEAR NOON 
      THEN FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 6.7 FT SUNDAY AFTERNOON 
      THEN FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 4.4 FT EARLY MONDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 6.2 FT MONDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 12.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 17.0 FT
COSUMNES RIVER AT MICHIGAN BAR
   8:00 AM STAGE: 4.1 FT
      FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 3.5 FT MONDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 3.5 FT THRU LATE MONDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 7.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 12.0 FT
COSUMNES RIVER NEAR MCCONNELL
   8:00 AM STAGE: 27.2 FT
      FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 26.0 FT LATE SUNDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 26.0 FT THRU LATE MONDAY 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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