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Hydrologic Outlook

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
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HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
National Weather Service HANFORD CA
1007 AM PDT Thu Apr 25 2019

...RISING WATER LEVELS ANTICIPATED ON RIVERS AND STREAMS
THROUGH THE WEEKEND...

The combination of above normal temperatures and rapid
snowmelt over the higher elevations of the Sierra will
accelerate runoff and generate diurnal water rises on
area streams and rivers during the next few days. Many
rivers in the foothills and higher elevations of the
Sierra could rise to near bankful this weekend.

In Yosemite National Park, the California-Nevada River
Forecast Center forecasts the Merced River at Pohono
Bridge to crest approximately a half foot below its
respective Flood stage early Saturday morning and again
early Sunday morning.

Hikers, recreational boaters and campers should remain
alert for rising waters on area streams and rivers during
the next few days and be prepared 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
undercurrents can carry even an experienced swimmer into
dangerous parts of the river. Don`t become the next drowning
victim 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.

$$
Durfee



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