SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FORECAST

This is the latest SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FORECAST, issued Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 06:52 AM.

The next forecast is scheduled for Thursday, Apr 24, 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), 195 cubic feet per second.

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

Release from Mendota Dam (MEN), 190 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: 48.2 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 48.2 FT THRU FRIDAY 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: 30.6 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 30.6 FT THRU FRIDAY 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: 10.8 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 10.8 FT THRU FRIDAY 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: 6.2 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 6.2 FT THRU 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
   7:00 AM STAGE: 4.9 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 4.9 FT THRU THURSDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 17.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 23.0 FT
MERCED RIVER AT POHONO BRIDGE NEAR YOSEMITE
   7:00 AM STAGE: 4.2 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 4.2 FT THRU THURSDAY MORNING 
           FLOOD STAGE: 10.0 FT

Lake McSwain (MCS) release below New Exchequer Dam, 190 cubic feet per second.

MERCED RIVER NEAR STEVINSON
   7:00 AM STAGE: 56.2 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 56.2 FT THRU THURSDAY EVENING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 67.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 71.0 FT

Tuolumne River release from La Grange (LGR) below Lake Don Pedro, 625 cubic feet per second.

TUOLUMNE RIVER AT MODESTO
   7:00 AM STAGE: 39.8 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 39.8 FT THRU THURSDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 50.5 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 55.0 FT

Stanislaus River release from Goodwin Dam (GDW) below New Melones Reservoir, 2500 cubic feet per second.

STANISLAUS RIVER AT ORANGE BLOSSOM BRIDGE
   7:00 AM STAGE: 6.5 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 6.5 FT THRU THURSDAY EVENING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 13.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 16.0 FT

Calaveras River release from New Hogan Dam (NHG), 126 cubic feet per second.

Mokelumne River release from Camanche Reservoir (CMN), 325 cubic feet per second.

MOKELUMNE RIVER NEAR THORNTON (BENSON'S FERRY)
   7:00 AM STAGE: 4.4 FT
      FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 3.5 FT LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 5.1 FT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 
      THEN FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 2.5 FT WEDNESDAY NEAR MIDNIGHT 
      THEN FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 5.3 FT EARLY THURSDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 5.3 FT THRU THURSDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 12.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 17.0 FT
COSUMNES RIVER AT MICHIGAN BAR
   7:00 AM STAGE: 3.3 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 3.3 FT THRU THURSDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 7.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 12.0 FT
COSUMNES RIVER NEAR MCCONNELL
   7:00 AM STAGE: 28.3 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 28.3 FT THRU 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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