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TUOLUMNE RIVER - MODESTO (MDSC1)
Latitude: 37.63º NLongitude: 120.99º WElevation: 90 Feet
Location: Stanislaus County in CaliforniaRiver Group: San Joaquin
Issuance Time: Jan 27 2022 at 1:30 PM PSTNext Issuance: Jan 28 2022 at 9:00 AM PST
Monitor Stage: 50.5 FeetFlood Stage: 55.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2020*
1,410
40.39
Dec 4, 2019
2019*
7,210
50.66
Mar 8, 2019
2018*
5,030
47.26
Apr 7, 2018
2017*
16,200
58.97
Feb 22, 2017
2016*
2,830
43.88
Mar 15, 2016
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - February 1895 to Present)** - Ranked by Flow
1951*
57,000
69.19
Dec 9, 1950
1997*
55,800
71.21***
Jan 4, 1997
1956*
37,600
66.43
Dec 25, 1955
1969*
32,600
65.42
Jan 27, 1969
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
 ** Most recent continuous record back to 1943 with segmented periods back to Feb 1895
 *** Backwater effect caused by debris on railroad trestle 1500 ft downstream of gage
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ019)
Tonight: Clear. Lows 33 to 42. North winds up to 10 mph shifting to the east after midnight.

Friday: Patchy frost in the morning. Partly cloudy. Highs 57 to 63. Northeast winds up to 10 mph.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows 36 to 44. North winds up to 10 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Highs around 59. Northwest winds up to 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows 33 to 41. Northwest winds up to 10 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Patchy fog. Highs 57 to 63.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 37 to 43.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 56 to 61.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 36 to 42.

Tuesday through Wednesday: Clear. Highs 53 to 59. Lows 33 to 42.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 32 to 38.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Areas of frost. Highs 55 to 60.
Impacts - E19 Information
55.0 FeetThis is channel capacity through downtown Modesto.
67.0 FeetExtensive flooding occurs. Flows in excess of 40,000 cfs could cause extensive damage to residential, industrial, and commercial development in Modesto downstream of gage.
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This river graphic is not intended to serve as a substitute for official flood watches, warnings, advisories, or statements issued by the NWS Sacramento 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.