Setting up Streamflow for the Merced River

Checking the river


Step 1.  Go to the Settings tab, click “Select state” and pick “California”

Step 2.  Back in the Settings tab, click “Select site” start typing “Merced”. 

Step 3. When the “MERCED RIVER AT POHONO BRIDGE” station appears, click it.

Step 4. Click the “Streamflow” tab to see the current readings.

Setting favorites (Streamflow Plus only)

To save this station, click the “Favorites” tab then the “Add Favorite” button.

Setting levels


Step 1.  Go to the National Weather Service web site for the Merced River at Pohono Bridge:  

       MERCED RIVER AT POHONO BRIDGE    click here:  POHC1

The Monitor and Flood Stages are listed at the top of the page, and other stages are listed  in the “Impacts” section of the page.  River rafters will be interested in the height for closing the river, which was “6.5 feet” when I checked just now.  

Step 2.  In Streamflow, open the “Levels” tab and click “Add Level”. 

Step 3.  Enter a label, height in feet, and select a color for the level line. 

Step 4:  Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each level line you want included on the height chart.

Now Streamflow is set up for quick checks to see if the river has fallen enough to open for rafting:

Copyright 2011 (c) Tod Landis.  All Rights Reserved.

Streamflow with level lines at 6.5’ and 10’

The Fresno Bee  reported two rescues on the Merced River near Snelling when this was made.