Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service HANFORD CA
723 PM PDT Mon Jun 5 2017

...ABNORMALLY HIGH FLOWS EXPECTED ALONG THE SAN JOAQUIN RIVER
FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS...

The US Bureau of Reclamation will continue to release a larger
than normal amount of water out of Friant Dam for the next couple
of weeks. Although the releases will not be significant enough to
cause downstream flooding, moderately high water levels are
expected along the San Joaquin River. Additionally, the water is
very cold and deep with a swift undercurrent and therefore poses a
danger to swimmers and recreational boaters.

Water temperatures are only in the lower 50`s. Up to fifteen
minutes exposure to water this cold could lead to hypothermia,
and the fast flow of the river can easily carry a rafter or
swimmer quickly downstream.

Stay tuned to To our Facebook page at US National Weather Service
Hanford or on our Twitter page @NWSHanford.

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Durfee


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