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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: Mar 02 2015 at 8:00 AM PSTNext Issuance: Mar 02 2015 at 3:00 PM PST
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 slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening and then partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers after midnight. Chance of precipitation 20 percent. Lows 37 to 43. Light winds.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 62 to 67. Northwest winds up to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows 35 to 41. Northwest winds up to 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable after midnight.

Wednesday: Sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 65 to 70. Light winds.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows 38 to 44. Light winds in the evening becoming northeast up to 10 mph after midnight.

Thursday through Saturday: Mostly clear. Patchy late night and morning fog. Highs 66 to 73. Lows 38 to 46.

Saturday Night through Monday: Partly cloudy. Lows 42 to 50. Highs 66 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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