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MERCED RIVER - YOSEMITE AT POHONO BRIDGE (POHC1)
Latitude: 37.72º NLongitude: 119.67º WElevation: 3862 Feet
Location: Mariposa County in CaliforniaRiver Group: San Joaquin
Issuance Time: Dec 15 2017 at 1:00 PM PSTNext Issuance: Dec 16 2017 at 9:00 AM PST
Monitor Stage: N/A Flood Stage: 10.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2016
4,080
7.90
May 14, 2016
2015
2,370
6.16
Feb 9, 2015
2014
1,680
5.33
Apr 19, 2014
2013
2,780
6.62
Apr 30, 2013
2012
4,230
8.04
Apr 26, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1916 to Present)
1997
24,600
23.43
Jan 03, 1997
1956
23,400
21.52
Dec 23, 1955
1951
23,000
19.98
Nov 19, 1950
1938
22,000
19.10
Dec 11, 1937
1965
18,000
16.96
Dec 23, 1964
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ096)
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows 35 to 45 at 5000 feet and 26 to 36 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations, west winds around 25 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 45 mph over higher elevations.

Saturday: Sunny, windy, colder. Highs 42 to 50 at 5000 feet and 35 to 45 at 8000 feet. North winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts to around 65 mph and north 30 to 40 mph with gusts to around 85 mph over higher elevations.

Saturday Night: Clear, windy. Lows 34 to 44 at 5000 feet and 25 to 35 at 8000 feet. Northeast winds around 25 mph in the evening. Gusts up to 65 mph. Over higher elevations, northeast winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts to around 85 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, breezy. Not as cool. Highs 49 to 57 at 5000 feet and 43 to 53 at 8000 feet. Northeast winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts to around 70 mph over higher elevations.

Sunday Night: Clear. Lows 32 to 42 at 5000 feet and 24 to 34 at 8000 feet.

Monday and Monday Night: Mostly clear. Highs 52 to 62 at 5000 feet and 46 to 56 at 8000 feet. Lows 33 to 43 at 5000 feet and 25 to 35 at 8000 feet.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 55 to 65 at 5000 feet and 46 to 56 at 8000 feet.

Tuesday Night and Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Windy. Lows 34 to 44 at 5000 feet and 25 to 35 at 8000 feet. Highs 47 to 57 at 5000 feet and 41 to 51 at 8000 feet.

Wednesday Night and Thursday: Mostly clear. Breezy. Lows 21 to 31 at 5000 feet and 17 to 27 at 8000 feet. Highs 42 to 52 at 5000 feet and 37 to 47 at 8000 feet.

Thursday Night and Friday: Mostly clear. Breezy. Lows 30 to 40 at 5000 feet and 22 to 32 at 8000 feet. Highs 50 to 60 at 5000 feet and 42 to 52 at 8000 feet.
Impacts - E19 Information
6.5 FeetRiver is closed to rafters and floatation.
9.0 FeetChapel Meadow (south side of river) and Cooks Meadow (north side of river) begins to experience overflow.
9.5 FeetPortion of Lower Pines Campground becomes flooded. Limited site-specific evacuations begin at Housekeeping Camp located along the south-facing bank of the Merced River. (Upstream from Sentinel Bridge and downstream from Stoneman Bridge)
10.0 FeetWestern portion of North Pines Campground, located at the east end of Yosemite Valley between the confluence of the Merced River and Tenaya Creek, begins to flood. Water rises to the base of the swinging bridge downstream from Chapel Meadow.
12.5 FeetNorthside Drive and Southside Drive, which are the main roads in Yosemite Valley, become flooded and are closed to traffic.
23.45 FeetFlood of record (01/02/1997). $178 Million damage to Yosemite Valley.
Product Disclaimer

This river graphic is not intended to serve as a substitute for official flood watches, warnings, advisories, or statements issued by the NWS San Joaquin Valley-Hanford Weather Forecast Office. Observations are preliminary and subject to change. River levels identified as "forecast" should be consistent with those contained in official NWS products. River levels identified as "guidance" have significant uncertainty due to future weather or reservoir regulation and are provided for planning purposes only.