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BEAR CREEK - MCKEE ROAD (MEEC1)
Latitude: 37.31º NLongitude: 120.44º WElevation: 187 Feet
Location: Merced County in CaliforniaRiver Group: San Joaquin
Monitor Stage: 17.0 FeetFlood Stage: 23.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2015
238
5.91
Mar 4, 2010
2014
187
5.67
Oct 27, 2013
2013
2,245
13.33
Dec 24, 2012
2012
1,407
10.65
Apr 13, 2012
2011
4,918
20.08
Mar 21, 2011
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - November 1956 to Present)
1956*
9,500
22.90
Dec 25, 1955
2006
7,711
24.65
Apr 4, 2006
1958
7,400
16.90
Mar 16, 1958
1965
5,640
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Jan 7, 1965
1973
5,542
17.35
Feb 11, 1973
1962
5,380
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Feb 15, 1962
 * Possible backwater effect
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ090)
Today: Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs 59 to 69. Southeast winds up to 10 mph.

Tonight: Rain. Lows 47 to 52. East winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the morning, then slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Chance of showers 50 percent. Highs 65 to 70. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 43 to 48. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs 61 to 67. Light winds in the morning becoming northwest around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night and Monday: Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers. Lows 45 to 50. Highs 61 to 68.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Lows 41 to 46.

Tuesday through Wednesday: Mostly clear. Highs 67 to 76. Lows 41 to 48.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 46 to 51.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Highs 67 to 72.
Impacts - E19 Information
16.0 FeetSouth Bike Path along Bear Creek floods downstream of G Street Bridge.
17.0 FeetStorm drains begin to back up. Street flooding occurs mainly north of Bear Creek Drive and east of M Street.
23.0 FeetBeechwood Subdivision and the trailer park along the southern end of Bear Creek Drive floods in addition to Applegate Park on the south side of Bear Creek Drive.
24.65 FeetFlood of Record - 04/04/2006.
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This river graphic is not intended to serve as a substitute for official flood watches, warnings, advisories, or statements issued by the NWS San Joaquin Valley-Hanford Weather Forecast Office. Observations are preliminary and subject to change. River levels identified as "forecast" should be consistent with those contained in official NWS products. River levels identified as "guidance" have significant uncertainty due to future weather or reservoir regulation and are provided for planning purposes only.