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SAN JOAQUIN RIVER - NEWMAN (NWMC1)
Latitude: 37.35º NLongitude: 120.98º WElevation: 90 Feet
Location: Merced County in CaliforniaRiver Group: San Joaquin
Issuance Time: Jan 26 2021 at 2:27 PM PSTNext Issuance: Jan 27 2021 at 9:00 AM PST
Monitor Stage: 63.0 FeetFlood Stage: 69.4 FeetDanger Stage: 70.4 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2019*
9,050
62.00
Feb 21, 2019
2018*
4,950
57.84
Apr 12, 2018
2017*
21,000
65.88
Feb 15, 2017
2016*
3,540
55.40
Mar 15, 2016
2015*
1,080
51.07
Oct 29, 2014
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Apr 1912 to Present)
1997*
36,200
66.14
Jan 28, 1997
1938*
33,000
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Mar 07, 1938
1983*
30,700
65.78
Mar 04, 1983
1969*
28,000
65.90
Feb 26, 1969
2006*
24,600
66.26
Apr 09, 2006
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ180)
Today: Rain. Highs 48 to 53. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight: Rain. Lows 44 to 49. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday: Rain. Highs 51 to 56. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday Night: Rain likely. Chance of rain 70 percent. Lows 40 to 45. Southeast winds around 10 mph.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent. Highs 53 to 58. Light winds.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 37 to 42.

Saturday and Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Highs around 57. Lows 36 to 41.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 57 to 62.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain. Lows 40 to 45.

Monday and Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of rain. Highs 59 to 64. Lows 40 to 45.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs 54 to 59.
Impacts - E19 Information
55.0 FeetThe city of Newman Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) begins to flood at lowest point. Newman Police Department shooting range at the WWTP is also affected.
62.0 FeetWater seepage begins outside the levee along the river at the Newman Wastewater Treatment Plant.
63.0 FeetLevee patrols required.
63.6 FeetSand Slough will flow.
64.0 FeetThe Waste Water Treatment Plant beings taking on river water and flood pumping begins.
65.0 FeetThe Fisherman's Bend Trailer Park north of Hills Ferry Road begins to flood.
66.14 FeetPeak stage of record (01/28/1997).
69.4 FeetProject flood stage.
70.0 FeetFlood water reaches the top of the levee that surrounds the Newman Waste Water Treatment Plant.
70.4 FeetDanger stage.
71.7 FeetTop of levee on the right bank.
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.