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SAN JOAQUIN RIVER - VERNALIS (VNSC1)
Latitude: 37.68º NLongitude: 121.27º WElevation: 35 Feet
Location: San Joaquin County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: San JoaquinRiver Group: San Joaquin
Issuance Time: May 23 2024 at 7:45 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 24 2024 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 24.5 FeetFlood Stage: 29.0 FeetDanger Stage: 29.5 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2023*
34,400
29.82
Mar 19, 2023
2022*
2,600
10.83
Dec 29, 2021
2021*
2,470
10.76
Jan 31, 2021
2020*
6,130
14.29
Dec 9, 2019
2019*
17,200
21.82
Mar 13, 2019
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jul 1922 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
1951*
79,000
27.75
Dec 09, 1950
1997*
75,600
34.88
Jan 05, 1997
1969*
52,600
34.55
Jan 27, 1969
1938*
51,200
26.64
Mar 16, 1938
1956*
50,900
26.89
Dec 25, 1955
1983*
45,100
31.49
Mar 07, 1983
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
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Impacts - E19 Information
21.0 FeetSeepage begins into crop area outside of levees.
24.5 FeetMonitor Stage. Water reaches the toe of levee.
26.0 FeetSevere seepage occurs outside the levees. The area covered by seepage will increase as the river stage rises.
29.6 FeetHomes along east bank of river on Airport Court in Manteca experience flooding.
37.3 FeetStages above 37.3 Feet results in flooding outside the levees. Top of levee.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ019)
Today: Sunny. Highs 76 to 84. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the morning.

Tonight: Clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows 48 to 56. West winds up to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 70 to 80. West winds up to 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 48 to 54. West winds up to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs 69 to 79. Southwest winds up to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.

Saturday Night: Clear. Lows 45 to 51.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs 75 to 83.

Sunday Night through Wednesday: Clear. Lows 49 to 59. Highs 78 to 88.
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 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.