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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: Apr 21 2015 at 7:05 AM PDTNext Issuance: Apr 22 2015 at 9:00 AM PDT
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
2013
2,245
13.33
Dec 24, 2012
2012
1,407
10.65
Apr 13, 2012
2011
4,918
20.08
Mar 21, 2011
2010
2,038
11.91
Mar 4, 2010
2009
1,243
9.51
Mar 5, 2009
 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   (CAZ090)
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms in the evening and then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows 48 to 53. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 77 to 82. Light winds.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening and then slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows 51 to 56. North winds up to 10 mph.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning and then chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. Highs 76 to 81. Light winds.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening and then slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows 49 to 54. West winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening becoming light and variable after midnight.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Highs 70 to 75.

Friday Night and Saturday: Partly cloudy. Lows 46 to 51. Highs 70 to 79.

Saturday Night through Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 48 to 55. Highs 74 to 84.

Monday and Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Highs 80 to 85. Lows 48 to 55.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs 79 to 84.
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.

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