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SAN JOAQUIN RIVER - VERNALIS (VNSC1)
Latitude: 37.68º NLongitude: 121.27º WElevation: 35 Feet
Location: San Joaquin County in CaliforniaRiver Group: San Joaquin
Monitor Stage: 24.5 FeetFlood Stage: 29.0 FeetDanger Stage: 29.5 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2019*
17,200
21.82
Mar 13, 2019
2018*
11,000
17.83
Apr 8, 2018
2017*
41,000
30.73
Feb 23, 2017
2016*
5,800
14.21
Mar 15, 2016
2015*
1,850
9.66
Dec 18, 2014
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jul 1922 to Present)
1951*
79,000
27.75
Dec 09, 1950
1997*
75,600
34.88
Jan 05, 1997
1969*
52,600
34.55
Jan 27, 1969
1938*
51,200
26.64
Mar 16, 1938
1956*
50,900
26.89
Dec 25, 1955
1983*
45,100
31.49
Mar 07, 1983
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ019)
Today: Sunny. Highs 95 to 101. Northwest winds up to 10 mph.

Tonight: Clear. Lows 62 to 72. Northwest winds up to 15 mph.

Monday: Sunny. Highs 93 to 99. West winds up to 15 mph.

Monday Night: Clear. Lows 59 to 69. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs 90 to 96. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night: Clear. Lows 58 to 68.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs 92 to 98.

Wednesday Night through Saturday: Clear. Lows 59 to 69. Highs 92 to 101.
Impacts - E19 Information
21.0 FeetSeepage begins into crop area outside of levee.
26.0 FeetSevere seepage occurs outside the levees. The area covered by seepage will increase as the river stage rises.
37.3 FeetStages above 37.3 Feet results in flooding outside the levees. Top of levee.
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.