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Flood Warning
Issued: 8:40 AM PDT May. 28, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the Merced River at pohono bridge.
* From late tonight to late Monday night... or until the warning is
* At 8:00 am Sunday 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 after midnight tomorrow then
forecast to fluctuate near 10.0 ft thru tomorrow morning.
* 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.

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