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Flood Warning
Issued: 12:46 PM PDT May. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Merced River at pohono bridge.
* At 12:00 PM Tuesday the stage was 9.6 feet
* 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 11.0 ft tomorrow morning then forecast to fluctuate near
10.5 ft thru tomorrow early afternoon.
* Flood stage 10.0 ft
* monitor stage msg 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





Hydrologic Statement
Issued: 12:46 PM PDT May. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

Forecast information for
Merced River at Merced River at Stevinson
* at 12:00 PM Tuesday the stage was 64.2 feet
* forecast to rise to near 66.0 ft early Thursday morning with
continued rise expected.
* Flood stage 71.0 ft
* monitor stage 67.0 ft
* impact... near 65.0 feet, Hagaman Park along Highway 165 begins to
flood.


Lat... Lon 3743 12100 3742 12084 3732 12082 3728 12093