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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
Issuance Time: May 25 2019 at 8:47 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 26 2019 at 9:00 AM PDT
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
2017*
16,200
58.97
Feb 22, 2017
2016*
2,830
43.88
Mar 15, 2016
2015*
1,160
40.81
Apr 6, 2015
2014*
1,240
40.98
Apr 18, 2014
2013*
1,860
42.19
Dec 25, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - February 1895 to Present)**
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: Widespread rain showers in the morning, then rain showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Cooler. Highs 56 to 64. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then mostly clear after midnight. Lows 45 to 52. Northwest winds up to 10 mph.

Memorial Day: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Warmer. Highs 64 to 72. West winds up to 10 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows 48 to 54. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Warmer. Highs 73 to 81. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 53 to 59.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 77 to 85.

Wednesday Night through Saturday: Mostly clear. Lows 53 to 61. Highs 78 to 88.
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.
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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 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.