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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
Issuance Time: Apr 24 2014 at 7:51 AM PDTNext Issuance: Apr 25 2014 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 67.0 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
2012*
1,401
61.35
Nov 01, 2011
2011*
6,507
70.51
Mar 21, 2011
2010*
1,576
61.64
Apr 28, 2010
2009*
811
59.57
May 12, 2009
2008*
1,933
62.61
Jan 25, 2008
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - 1944 to Present)
1950*
13,600
73.81
Dec 05, 1950
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   (CAZ090)
Today: Sunny. Highs 77 to 82. Northwest winds up to 10 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows 51 to 56. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Friday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the morning and then chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Cooler. Highs 63 to 69. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the evening and then mostly clear after midnight. Colder. Lows 42 to 47. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs 64 to 69. Light winds in the morning becoming northwest around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night through Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 42 to 52. Highs 65 to 75.

Monday through Wednesday: Clear. Highs 80 to 90. Lows 49 to 59.
Impacts - E19 Information
71.0 FeetFlood stage.
73.8 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.

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