Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
National Weather Service HANFORD CA
357 PM PDT Tue Jun 11 2019

...RISING WATER LEVELS EXPECTED ON RIVERS AND STREAMS THIS
WEEK...

Hot weather this afternoon through Wednesday will cause an
increase in snowmelt over the higher elevations of the Southern
Sierra Nevada, which will lead to a rise in water levels on many
rivers and streams.

The normal diurnal water rises each night will heighten the risk
of flooding in areas adjacent to rivers and streams. The
California-Nevada River Forecast Center is projecting the Merced
River near Pohono Bridge to peak near flood stage late Wednesday
night into early Thursday morning.

Persons living near rivers and streams, as well as hikers and
campers in the Southern Sierra Nevada should closely monitor
water levels during the next few days and be ready to move to a
place of safety if the threat of flooding becomes imminent.

Keep in mind that rivers pose dangerous, life-threatening hazards
at this time of year due to their swift currents and very cold
water temperatures. Fifteen minutes or less exposure to the icy
cold waters of a river can lead to hypothermia. Strong currents
can carry even an experienced swimmer into dangerous parts of the
river. Don`t become the next drowning casualty or the victim of a
water rescue!

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite media source
for further hydrologic updates. You can also follow us on
Facebook and Twitter and on our NWS website at
www.weather.gov/hnx.

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