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avatar Flood Warning
June 03, 2017 07:51AM
720 AM PDT Sat Jun 3 2017

...A Flood Warning for the following rivers in California is still
in effect...

Merced River at Pohono Bridge

Snowmelt will cause the Merced River at Pohono Bridge to rise above
flood stage the next several days. Water will also be very fast and cold
creating increased danger.

Forecasts are based on present and forecasted meteorological and
hydrologic conditions at time of issuance.


Unlisted forecast points are expected to remain below monitor stage.
All those affected by river conditions should remain alert for rapid
changes and for possible forecast revisions.

For more hydrologic information and stage definitions refer to the
following web site:http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/hnx/hydro.php

The next statement will be issued Saturday June 3rd at 3 pm PDT.


720 AM PDT Sat Jun 3 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the Merced River at Pohono Bridge.
* At 7:00 AM Saturday the stage was 10.1 feet
* Minor Flooding is occurring Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast to recede to near 9.0 FT late this afternoon then expected
to rise above flood stage of 10.0 FT tonight then forecast to rise
to near 10.5 FT after midnight tomorrow then forecast to fluctuate
near 10.5 FT thru tomorrow morning.
* Flood Stage 10.0 ft
* IMPACT...Near 10.0 feet, Western 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 downstream from Chapel Meadow.
* IMPACT...Near 9.5 feet, Portion 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)
* IMPACT...Near 9.0 feet, Chapel Meadow (south side of river) and
Cooks Meadow (north side of river) begins to experience overflow.
* IMPACT...Near 6.5 feet, River is closed to rafters and flotation.


LAT...LON 3776 11975 3782 11956 3769 11952 3761 11968

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