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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
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
2014
187
5.67
Oct 27, 2013
 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: Mostly cloudy. Highs 77 to 82. Light winds.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows 49 to 54. North winds up to 10 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 69 to 74. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers after midnight. Colder. Lows 38 to 43. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Cooler. Highs 55 to 60. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming clear. Lows 34 to 39.

Monday through Tuesday Night: Clear. Highs 63 to 72. Lows 35 to 45.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs 72 to 77.

Wednesday Night and Thursday: Partly cloudy. Lows 42 to 47. Highs 74 to 79.
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.