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MERCED RIVER - YOSEMITE NP AT POHONO BRIDGE (POHC1)
Latitude: 37.72º NLongitude: 119.67º WElevation: 3862 Feet
Location: Mariposa County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: San JoaquinRiver Group: San Joaquin
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
2022
4,810
8.55
Oct 25 2021
2021
2,160
5.92
May 6, 2021
2020
3,560
7.41
Apr 30, 2020
2019
6,770
10.13
Jun 6, 2019
2018
12,100
13.68
Apr 7, 2018
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1916 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
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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Impacts - E19 Information
7.0 FeetRiver is closed to rafters and floatation.
9.5 FeetLower Pines and Housekeeping Camp begin flooding.
10.0 FeetMerced River at Pohono Bridge begins to flood.
11.4 FeetWater begins to overtop road curbs on Northside Drive. Swinging Bridge overtops.
12.0 FeetWater on road at Northside Drive, Southside Drive, Sentinel Crossover, and Highway 140 near Cookie Cliff.
12.5 FeetNorthside Drive at Wosky Pond, El Capitan Crossover, and Sentinel Crossover are impassible to vehicles.
23.45 FeetFlood of record - 01/02/1997. $178 Million damage to Yosemite Valley.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ324)
Today: Mostly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow early in the morning. Snow early in the morning, then chance of snow in the late morning and afternoon. Snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Total snow accumulation 2 to 15 inches. Highs 32 to 40. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 80 percent.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Lows 20 to 26. South winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the east after midnight.

Monday: Partly sunny. Highs 36 to 44. East winds up to 5 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 28 to 34. Southeast winds up to 5 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon. Highs 40 to 48. South winds up to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Tuesday Night and Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain and snow. Lows 29 to 35. Highs 40 to 48.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy with chance of rain in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows 26 to 32. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs 42 to 50.

Thursday Night and Friday: Mostly clear. Lows 26 to 32. Highs 47 to 55.

Friday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 31 to 37.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs 45 to 53.
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.