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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: Aug 01 2014 at 7:23 AM PDTNext Issuance: Aug 02 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: Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows 67 to 75. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday: Sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 101 to 106. Light winds in the morning becoming west up to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows 66 to 74. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke in the morning. Scattered sprinkles in the afternoon. Highs 96 to 101. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Scattered sprinkles in the evening. Lows 65 to 73. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening shifting to the west after midnight.

Monday through Friday: Mostly clear. Highs 93 to 101. Lows 64 to 73.
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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