Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service HANFORD CA
534 PM PDT Tue May 30 2017

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

The US Bureau of Reclamation will be releasing a larger than
normal amount of water out of Friant Dam beginning today and
continuing 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 beginning today. 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 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.

$$

JDB



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