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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the California Nevada River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Merced River at Pohono Bridge are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 12.5
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 0
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 23.43 ft on 01/03/1997
(2) 21.52 ft on 12/23/1955
(3) 20.98 ft on 11/19/1950
(4) 20.10 ft on 12/11/1937
(5) 16.96 ft on 12/23/1964
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.54 ft on 05/16/2005
(2) 9.56 ft on 05/31/2003
(3) 23.43 ft on 01/03/1997
(4) 10.14 ft on 06/13/1996
(5) 10.70 ft on 06/05/1995
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.09 ft on 12/11/1991
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23.45 Flood of record...1/3/97. $178 million damage to Yosemite Valley.
12.5 Northside Drive and Southside Drive, which are the main roads in Yosemite Valley, become flooded and are closed to traffic.
10 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.
9.5 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)
9 Chapel Meadow (south side of river) and Cooks Meadow (north side of river) begins to experience overflow.
7 RIVER IS CLOSED TO RAFTERS AND FLOATATION.

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