SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FORECAST

This is the latest SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FORECAST, issued Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 07:09 AM.

The next forecast is scheduled for Friday, Oct 31, 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), 150 cubic feet per second.

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

Release from Mendota Dam (MEN), 184 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: 50.9 FT
      FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 50.3 FT FRIDAY AFTERNOON 
      THEN FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 50.3 FT THRU LATE SATURDAY 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: 33.2 FT
      FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 32.6 FT SATURDAY 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: 8.8 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 8.8 FT THRU LATE SATURDAY 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: 4.9 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 4.9 FT THRU LATE SATURDAY 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: 4.6 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 4.6 FT THRU LATE FRIDAY 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 FRIDAY MORNING 
           FLOOD STAGE: 10.0 FT

Lake McSwain (MCS) release below New Exchequer Dam, 605 cubic feet per second.

MERCED RIVER NEAR STEVINSON
   8:00 AM STAGE: 60.5 FT
      FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 59.9 FT THURSDAY NEAR MIDNIGHT 
      THEN FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 59.3 FT FRIDAY EVENING 
      THEN FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 59.3 FT THRU LATE FRIDAY 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: 38.0 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 38.0 FT THRU LATE FRIDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 50.5 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 55.0 FT

Stanislaus River release from Goodwin Dam (GDW) below New Melones Reservoir, 600 cubic feet per second.

STANISLAUS RIVER AT ORANGE BLOSSOM BRIDGE
   8:00 AM STAGE: 3.3 FT
      FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 4.2 FT LATE FRIDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 4.2 FT THRU LATE FRIDAY EVENING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 13.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 16.0 FT

Calaveras River release from New Hogan Dam (NHG), 10 cubic feet per second.

Mokelumne River release from Camanche Reservoir (CMN), 330 cubic feet per second.

MOKELUMNE RIVER NEAR THORNTON (BENSON'S FERRY)
   8:00 AM STAGE: 2.6 FT
      FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 5.0 FT THURSDAY AFTERNOON 
      THEN FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 3.7 FT LATE THURSDAY EVENING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 5.3 FT EARLY FRIDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 2.7 FT LATE FRIDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 12.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 17.0 FT
COSUMNES RIVER AT MICHIGAN BAR
   8:00 AM STAGE: 2.3 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 2.3 FT THRU LATE FRIDAY 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 FRIDAY 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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