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WGUS86 KHNX 231946
1246 PM PDT Tue May 23 2017

...The Flood Warning remains in effect for the Merced River at
Pohono Bridge...

.Above average temperatures will continue to cause increased
snow melt that will continue to produce rises on the Merced
River this week.

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 at 9 AM PDT on Wednesday May 24th.


1246 PM PDT Tue May 23 2017

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


1246 PM PDT Tue May 23 2017

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


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


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