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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
2021
1,860
12.25
Jan 29, 2021
2020
2,310
13.51
Apr 6, 2020
2019
2,650
14.60
Feb 4, 2019
2018
5,610
21.72
Mar 22, 2018
2017
3,670
18.88
Jan 11, 2017
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - November 1956 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
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
--
Jan 7, 1965
1973
5,542
17.35
Feb 11, 1973
1962
5,380
--
Feb 15, 1962
 * Possible backwater effect
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ302)
Tonight: Mostly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows 55 to 60. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 86 to 91. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 55 to 60. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs 79 to 84. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 51 to 56. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs 76 to 81.

Sunday Night through Monday Night: Clear. Lows 48 to 54. Highs 78 to 83.

Tuesday and Tuesday Night: Clear. Highs 86 to 91. Lows 53 to 58.

Wednesday and Wednesday Night: Clear. Highs 92 to 97. Lows 57 to 62.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs 93 to 98.
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.