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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
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
2021*
604
59.42
Oct 28, 2020
2020*
2,890
65.31
Oct 2, 2019
2019*
5,970
69.55
May 25, 2019
2018*
4,610
67.72
Apr 12, 2018
2017*
7,540
71.63
Feb 26, 2017
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - 1944 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
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   (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
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.