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MERCED RIVER - YOSEMITE NP AT HAPPY ISLES (HPIC1)
Latitude: 37.73º NLongitude: 119.56º WElevation: 4017 Feet
Location: Mariposa County in CaliforniaRiver Group: San Joaquin
Issuance Time: Aug 09 2020 at 6:53 AM PDTNext Issuance: Aug 10 2020 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: N/A Flood Stage: 8.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2019
4,240
7.79
Jun 13, 2019
2018
8,060
10.09
Apr 7, 2018
2017
5,210
8.45
Jun 20, 2017
2016
2,490
6.30
May 14, 2016
2015
882
4.25
Feb 9, 2015
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Aug 1915 to Present)
1997
10,100
13.27
Jan 2, 1997
1956
9,840
12.73
Dec 23, 1955
1951
9,260
11.55
Nov 18, 1950
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ192)
Today: Sunny. Highs 82 to 90 at 5000 feet and 71 to 79 at 8000 feet.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 57 to 67 at 5000 feet and 47 to 57 at 8000 feet.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Near the crest, slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 82 to 90 at 5000 feet and 70 to 78 at 8000 feet.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Lows 57 to 67 at 5000 feet and 47 to 57 at 8000 feet.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Highs 79 to 87 at 5000 feet and 67 to 75 at 8000 feet.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 54 to 64 at 5000 feet and 44 to 54 at 8000 feet.

Wednesday and Wednesday Night: Clear. Highs 80 to 88 at 5000 feet and 68 to 76 at 8000 feet. Lows 54 to 64 at 5000 feet and 44 to 54 at 8000 feet.

Thursday through Saturday: Mostly clear. Highs 80 to 90 at 5000 feet and 68 to 78 at 8000 feet. Lows 57 to 67 at 5000 feet and 47 to 57 at 8000 feet.
Impacts - E19 Information
7.0 FeetCampgrounds at North Pines and Housekeeping Camp begin to flood.
9.5 FeetSubstantial road flooding occurs at Sentinel Crossover, Wosky Pond, and Chapel Meadow. Water is approximately one foot deep on the road through Chapel Meadow.
10.0 FeetNorthside and Southside Drive are impassable to vehicles. Water comes 1.5 feet up the side of the Yosemite Creek Lift Station and 1 to 2 inches above the foundation of pumps that control the Housekeeping Camp Lift Station. Water flows two feet over the "swinging bridge".
13.27 FeetFlood of record - January 2, 1997.
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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.