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SAN JOAQUIN RIVER - NEWMAN (NWMC1)
Latitude: 37.35º NLongitude: 120.98º WElevation: 90 Feet
Location: Merced County in CaliforniaRiver Group: San Joaquin
Issuance Time: May 18 2021 at 7:55 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 19 2021 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 63.0 FeetFlood Stage: 69.4 FeetDanger Stage: 70.4 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2020*
2,910
55.79
Oct 1, 2019
2019*
9,050
62.00
Feb 21, 2019
2018*
4,950
57.84
Apr 12, 2018
2017*
21,000
65.88
Feb 15, 2017
2016*
3,540
55.40
Mar 15, 2016
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Apr 1912 to Present)
1997*
36,200
66.14
Jan 28, 1997
1938*
33,000
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Mar 07, 1938
1983*
30,700
65.78
Mar 04, 1983
1969*
28,000
65.90
Feb 26, 1969
2006*
24,600
66.26
Apr 09, 2006
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ180)
Today: Sunny. Highs 84 to 89. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 47 to 52. West winds 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs 77 to 82. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 43 to 48. West winds 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs 71 to 76. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday Night through Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 46 to 54. Highs 74 to 83.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs 84 to 89.

Sunday Night and Monday: Mostly clear. Lows 51 to 57. Highs 88 to 93.
Impacts - E19 Information
55.0 FeetThe city of Newman Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) begins to flood at lowest point. Newman Police Department shooting range at the WWTP is also affected.
62.0 FeetWater seepage begins outside the levee along the river at the Newman Wastewater Treatment Plant.
63.0 FeetLevee patrols required.
63.6 FeetSand Slough will flow.
64.0 FeetThe Waste Water Treatment Plant beings taking on river water and flood pumping begins.
65.0 FeetThe Fisherman's Bend Trailer Park north of Hills Ferry Road begins to flood.
66.14 FeetPeak stage of record (01/28/1997).
69.4 FeetProject flood stage.
70.0 FeetFlood water reaches the top of the levee that surrounds the Newman Waste Water Treatment Plant.
70.4 FeetDanger stage.
71.7 FeetTop of levee on the right bank.
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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 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.