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MERCED RIVER - STEVINSON (STVC1)
Latitude: 37.37º NLongitude: 120.93º WElevation: 82 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: 68.0 FeetFlood Stage: 71.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2019*
5,970
69.55
May 25, 2019
2018*
4,610
67.72
Apr 12, 2018
2017*
7,540
71.63
Feb 26, 2017
2016*
1,644
62.74
Jan 20, 2016
2015*
1,022
61.00
Oct 29, 2014
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - 1944 to Present)
1950*
13,600
73.81
Dec 05, 1950
2017*
7,540
71.63
Feb 26, 2017
1984
7,420
70.10
Mar 14, 1984
1969*
7,190
70.00
Jan 25, 1969
1967*
6,510
69.40
Jul 04, 1967
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
 ** Incomplete records
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ180)
Today: Rain. Highs 48 to 53. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph.

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

Thursday: Rain. Highs 51 to 56. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday Night: Rain likely. Chance of rain 70 percent. Lows 40 to 45. Southeast winds around 10 mph.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent. Highs 53 to 58. Light winds.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 37 to 42.

Saturday and Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Highs around 57. Lows 36 to 41.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 57 to 62.

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

Monday and Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of rain. Highs 59 to 64. Lows 40 to 45.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs 54 to 59.
Impacts - E19 Information
65.0 FeetHagaman Park along Highway 165 begins to flood.
66.0 FeetLower park benches in picnic area under water.
69.0 FeetThe playground area in Hagaman Park along Highway 165 is flooded.
70.5 FeetWater is up to the maintenance building in Hagaman Park.
73.81 FeetFlood of record (12/05/1950 - 13,600 cfs).
Product Disclaimer

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.