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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
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
2021*
2,220
42.45
Apr 16, 2021
2020*
1,410
40.39
Dec 4, 2019
2019*
7,210
50.66
Mar 8, 2019
2018*
5,030
47.26
Apr 7, 2018
2017*
16,200
58.97
Feb 22, 2017
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - February 1895 to Present)** - Ranked by Flow
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)
Tonight: Clear. Lows 63 to 73. Northwest winds up to 15 mph.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs 100 to 106. Northwest winds up to 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Clear. Lows 64 to 74. Northwest winds up to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs 92 to 100. Northwest winds up to 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Clear, cooler. Lows 59 to 69. Northwest winds up to 15 mph.

Monday: Sunny. Highs 93 to 99.

Monday Night: Clear. Lows 60 to 68.

Tuesday through Friday: Clear. Highs 90 to 99. Lows 59 to 69.
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.
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 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.