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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 16 2022 at 7:57 AM PDTNext Issuance: Aug 17 2022 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
2021
1,410
5.02
May 7, 2021
2020
2,160
5.96
Apr 30, 2020
2019
4,240
7.79
Jun 13, 2019
2018
8,060
10.09
Apr 7, 2018
2017
5,210
8.45
Jun 20, 2017
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Aug 1915 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
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   (CAZ324)
Today: Sunny. Haze in the morning. A 20 percent chance of showers late in the afternoon. Highs 88 to 98. Southeast winds up to 5 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows 64 to 74. North winds up to 5 mph shifting to the northeast after midnight.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Haze in the morning. Highs 87 to 97. East winds up to 5 mph shifting to the west in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 62 to 72. Northwest winds up to 5 mph shifting to the northeast after midnight.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs 85 to 95. Northeast winds up to 5 mph shifting to the west in the afternoon.

Thursday Night through Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 61 to 72. Highs 85 to 97.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs 82 to 94.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 59 to 67.

Monday: Sunny. Highs 82 to 94.
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.