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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
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
2021*
2,220
42.45
Apr 16, 2021
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
 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)
Today: Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly cloudy. Warmer. Highs 58 to 66. Southeast winds up to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Rain, breezy. Lows 42 to 47. South winds 10 to 25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs 49 to 57. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows 35 to 41. Northwest winds up to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph decreasing to 20 mph after midnight.

Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs 52 to 59. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Monday Night: Clear. Lows 33 to 39.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Areas of frost. Highs 55 to 60.

Tuesday Night and Wednesday: Mostly clear. Lows 36 to 42. Highs around 59.

Wednesday Night and Thursday: Clear. Lows 34 to 40. Highs 58 to 63.

Thursday Night and Friday: Mostly clear. Lows 36 to 42. Highs 61 to 67.
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.
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.