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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: Oct 31 2014 at 7:52 AM PDTNext Issuance: Nov 01 2014 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: Showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 50 to 55. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs 64 to 69. Light winds.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the evening. Lows 44 to 49. Light winds.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs 65 to 70. Light winds in the morning becoming west around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Areas of fog after midnight. Lows 43 to 48. Northwest winds up to 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable after midnight.

Monday: Sunny. Areas of fog in the morning. Highs 66 to 71.

Monday Night and Tuesday: Mostly clear. Patchy fog. Lows 45 to 50. Highs 66 to 74.

Tuesday Night through Friday: Mostly clear. Lows 47 to 56. Highs 70 to 80.
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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