Merced County, California
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Flood Warning
311 PM PST SAT FEB 18 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the Merced River at Merced River at Stevinson.
* At 2:00 PM Saturday the stage was 71.0 feet
* Minor Flooding is forecast
* Expected to rise above flood stage of 71.0 FT this afternoon then
forecast to rise to near 73.0 FT early tomorrow then forecast to
fluctuate near 72.5 FT thru Monday morning.
* Flood Stage 71.0 ft
* Monitor Stage 67.0 ft
* IMPACT...Near 70.5 feet, Water is up to the maintenance building in
Hagaman Park.
* IMPACT...Near 69.0 feet, The playground area in Hagaman Park along
Highway 165 is flooded.
* IMPACT...Near 65.0 feet, Hagaman Park along Highway 165 begins to


LAT...LON 3743 12100 3742 12084 3732 12082 3728 12093


Flood Watch
West Central San Joaquin Valley-East Central San Joaquin Valley-
Mariposa, Madera, and Fresno County Foothills-
Tulare County Foothills-
Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon-
Tulare County Mountains-
Including the cities of Los Banos, Coalinga, Mendota, Fresno,
Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Squaw Valley, Auberry, North Fork,
Mariposa, Springville, Three Rivers, Devils Postpile,
Florence Lake, Lake Thomas Edison, Tuolumne Meadows, Bass Lake,
Fish Camp, Wawona, Camp Nelson, Giant Forest, Lodgepole,
Grant Grove, and Johnsondale
1102 PM PST Sat Feb 18 2017


The Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of central California, including the following
areas, East Central San Joaquin Valley, Mariposa, Madera, and
Fresno County Foothills, Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings
Canyon, Tulare County Foothills, Tulare County Mountains, and
West Central San Joaquin Valley.

* From Sunday afternoon through Tuesday morning

* An incoming strong storm system will bring a period of
excessive rainfall to central California.

* The combination of already wet soils and moderate to heavy
rain could lead to excessive runoff. Flooding of small
streams, low water crossings and poor drainage areas will be
possible. Mud and rock slides in areas of higher terrain are
also possible.


A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



Hydrologic Statement
311 PM PST SAT FEB 18 2017

Forecast information for
San Joaquin River at Newman
* At 2:45 PM Saturday the stage was 65.8 feet
* Forecast to rise to near 67.0 FT early Monday morning then
forecast to fluctuate near 67.0 FT thru Monday afternoon.
* Flood Stage 69.4 ft
* Monitor Stage 63.0 ft
* IMPACT...Near 66.1 feet, Peak stage of record - 1/28/1997
* IMPACT...Near 65.0 feet, The fisherman's bend trailer park north of
hills ferry road begins to flood.
* IMPACT...Near 63.6 feet, Sand slough will flow.
* IMPACT...Near 63.0 feet, Monitor stage. Levee patrols required.
* IMPACT...Near 62.0 feet, Water seepage begins outside the levee
along the river, near the newman waste water treatment plant.


LAT...LON 3737 12111 3749 12092 3732 12080 3722 12107


Hydrologic Statement
311 PM PST SAT FEB 18 2017

Forecast information for
Bear Creek above Bear Creek at Mckee Road
* At 2:45 PM Saturday the stage was 9.0 feet
* Forecast to recede to near 7.5 FT tomorrow late evening then
forecast to rise above monitor stage of 17.0 FT early Tuesday
morning then forecast to crest near 17.5 FT Tuesday morning then
forecast to fall below monitor stage of 17.0 FT Tuesday afternoon
then forecast to recede to near 15.0 FT Wednesday morning.
* Flood Stage 23.0 ft
* Monitor Stage 17.0 ft
* IMPACT...Near 17.0 feet, Storm drains begin to back up. Street
flooding occurs primarily north of Bear Creek Drive and east of M
* IMPACT...Near 16.0 feet, South bike path along Bear Creek floods
downstream of the G Street bridge.


LAT...LON 3732 12071 3739 12042 3725 12036 3722 12063


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