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MERCED RIVER - YOSEMITE AT POHONO BRIDGE (POHC1)
Latitude: 37.72º NLongitude: 119.67º WElevation: 3862 Feet
Location: Mariposa County in CaliforniaRiver 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
2015
2,370
6.16
Feb 9, 2015
2014
1,680
5.33
Apr 19, 2014
2013
2,780
6.62
Apr 30, 2013
2012
4,230
8.04
Apr 26, 2012
2011
7,160
10.43
Jun 16, 2011
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1916 to Present)
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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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ096)
Today: Sunny, warmer. Highs 64 to 72 at 5000 feet and 55 to 65 at 8000 feet.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 39 to 47 at 5000 feet and 30 to 40 at 8000 feet. Gusts up to 40 mph after midnight.

Monday: Sunny. Highs 67 to 75 at 5000 feet and 57 to 67 at 8000 feet. Gusts up to 40 mph in the morning.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 41 to 49 at 5000 feet and 33 to 41 at 8000 feet.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs 67 to 75 at 5000 feet and 56 to 66 at 8000 feet.

Tuesday Night through Thursday: Mostly clear. Lows 42 to 51 at 5000 feet and 34 to 43 at 8000 feet. Highs 68 to 78 at 5000 feet and 57 to 67 at 8000 feet.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear with a slight chance of showers. Lows 42 to 50 at 5000 feet and 34 to 42 at 8000 feet.

Friday: Mostly sunny with a slight chance of showers. Highs 64 to 70 at 5000 feet and 54 to 60 at 8000 feet.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 39 to 45 at 5000 feet and 30 to 38 at 8000 feet.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers and slight chance of showers. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. Highs 54 to 60 at 5000 feet and 46 to 52 at 8000 feet.
Impacts - E19 Information
6.5 FeetRiver is closed to rafters and floatation.
9.0 FeetChapel Meadow (south side of river) and Cooks Meadow (north side of river) begins to experience overflow.
9.5 FeetPortion of Lower Pines Campground becomes flooded. Limited site-specific evacuations begin at Housekeeping Camp located along the south-facing bank of the Merced River. (Upstream from Sentinel Bridge and downstream from Stoneman Bridge)
10.0 FeetWestern portion of North Pines Campground, located at the east end of Yosemite Valley between the confluence of the Merced River and Tenaya Creek, begins to flood. Water rises to the base of the swinging bridge downstream from Chapel Meadow.
10.5 FeetWater tops the swinging bridge downstream from Chapel Meadow. Overflow from Woski Pond floods access road (Northside Drive) leading out of the west entrance of the park.
11.5 FeetSewage pumping relay station at North Pines Campground becomes flooded.
12.5 FeetNorthside Drive and Southside Drive, which are the main roads in Yosemite Valley, become flooded and are closed to traffic.
23.45 FeetFlood of record (01/02/1997). $178 Million damage to Yosemite Valley.
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.