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MERCED RIVER - YOSEMITE NP AT POHONO BRIDGE (POHC1)
Latitude: 37.72º NLongitude: 119.67º WElevation: 3862 Feet
Location: Mariposa County in CaliforniaRiver Group: San Joaquin
Monitor Stage: N/A Flood Stage: 10.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2019
6,770
10.13
Jun 6, 2019
2018
12,100
13.68
Apr 7, 2018
2017
10,500
12.69
Jan 9, 2017
2016
4,080
7.90
May 14, 2016
2015
2,370
6.16
Feb 9, 2015
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1916 to Present)
1997
24,600
23.43
Jan 03, 1997
1956
23,400
21.52
Dec 23, 1955
1951
23,000
19.98
Nov 19, 1950
1938
22,000
19.10
Dec 11, 1937
1965
18,000
16.96
Dec 23, 1964
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ192)
Today: Sunny. Highs 82 to 90 at 5000 feet and 71 to 79 at 8000 feet.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 57 to 67 at 5000 feet and 47 to 57 at 8000 feet.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Near the crest, slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 82 to 90 at 5000 feet and 70 to 78 at 8000 feet.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Lows 57 to 67 at 5000 feet and 47 to 57 at 8000 feet.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Highs 79 to 87 at 5000 feet and 67 to 75 at 8000 feet.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 54 to 64 at 5000 feet and 44 to 54 at 8000 feet.

Wednesday and Wednesday Night: Clear. Highs 80 to 88 at 5000 feet and 68 to 76 at 8000 feet. Lows 54 to 64 at 5000 feet and 44 to 54 at 8000 feet.

Thursday through Saturday: Mostly clear. Highs 80 to 90 at 5000 feet and 68 to 78 at 8000 feet. Lows 57 to 67 at 5000 feet and 47 to 57 at 8000 feet.
Impacts - E19 Information
7.0 FeetRiver is closed to rafters and floatation.
9.0 FeetChapel Meadow (south side of river) and Cooks Meadow (north side of river) begins to experience overflow.
9.5 FeetPortion of Lower Pines Campground becomes flooded. Limited site-specific evacuations begin at Housekeeping Camp located along the south-facing bank of the Merced River. (Upstream from Sentinel Bridge and downstream from Stoneman Bridge)
10.0 FeetWestern portion of North Pines Campground, located at the east end of Yosemite Valley between the confluence of the Merced River and Tenaya Creek, begins to flood. Water rises to the base of the "swinging bridge".
12.5 FeetNorthside Drive and Southside Drive, which are the major roads in Yosemite Valley, become flooded and are closed to traffic.
23.45 FeetFlood of record (01/02/1997). $178 Million damage to Yosemite Valley.
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.