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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
Issuance Time: Jan 26 2021 at 2:27 PM PSTNext Issuance: Jan 27 2021 at 9:00 AM PST
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
2019
2,650
14.60
Feb 4, 2019
2018
5,610
21.72
Mar 22, 2018
2017
3,670
18.88
Jan 11, 2017
2016
2,508
14.30
Mar 14, 2016
2015
238
5.91
Mar 4, 2010
 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   (CAZ181)
Today: Rain, breezy. Highs 47 to 52. Southeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.

Tonight: Rain. Lows 44 to 49. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday: Rain. Highs 48 to 53. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday Night: Rain. Lows 41 to 46. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Friday: Cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of rain. Highs 51 to 56. Light winds.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows 37 to 42.

Saturday through Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs 54 to 61. Lows 36 to 41.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain. Lows 40 to 45.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs 57 to 62.

Monday Night and Tuesday: Rain likely. Chance of rain 70 percent. Lows 41 to 46. Highs 52 to 57.
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.