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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
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
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
2014*
1,060
50.64
Oct 27, 2013
 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: Mostly cloudy. Highs around 79. Light winds.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows 48 to 53. Northwest winds up to 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable after midnight.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs 68 to 73. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Colder. Lows 38 to 43. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs 56 to 61. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 35 to 41.

Monday through Tuesday: Clear. Highs 63 to 73. Lows 36 to 42.

Tuesday Night and Wednesday: Mostly clear. Lows 40 to 46. Highs 72 to 77.

Wednesday Night and Thursday: Partly cloudy. Lows 41 to 47. Highs 74 to 79.
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.