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KERN RIVER - KERNVILLE (KRVC1)
Latitude: 35.75º NLongitude: 118.42º WElevation: 2637 Feet
Location: Kern County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: San JoaquinRiver Group: Tulare
Issuance Time: May 24 2024 at 8:13 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 25 2024 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 12.5 FeetFlood Stage: 13.5 Feet
Please Note:Raw observed data may be unreliable due to gauge damage and river bank erosion sustained during the recent 2023 floods. This may increase forecast uncertainty.
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2023
41,400
17.77
Mar 10, 2023
2022 1,990 7.49 Dec 24, 2021
2021
787 6.17 May 8, 2021
2020
2,040
7.54
May 1, 2020
2019
9,880
11.51
Mar 6, 2019
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jan 2010 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
2023
41,400
17.77
Mar 10, 2023
2017
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13.50
Feb 7, 2017
2011 -- 13.18 Dec 19, 2010
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Impacts - E19 Information
12.5 FeetIncreased river flows almost reach the top of the river bank.
13.5 FeetFlooding of Riverside Park next to Kernville gauge house is imminent. Water has begun to overflow along the river bank.
17.0 FeetRiverside Park begins to see scoured riverbank damage.
20.0 FeetFlood waters begin to inundate businesses, properties in downtown Kernville. Roads begin seeing significant flooding, impacting home and emergency service access to Kernville.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ332)
Today: Windy, sunny. Patchy blowing dust in the afternoon. Highs 71 to 77. West winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 50 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Windy. Mostly clear. Patchy blowing dust in the evening. Lows in the upper 40s. West winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to around 55 mph decreasing to 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph after midnight.

Saturday: Breezy, sunny. Patchy blowing dust in the afternoon. Highs 70 to 76. West winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Breezy, clear. Patchy blowing dust in the evening. Lows in the lower 50s. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph becoming northwest 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph after midnight.

Sunday: Warmer, sunny. Highs 76 to 84. Northwest winds up to 10 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.

Sunday Night through Tuesday: Clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs 81 to 88.

Tuesday Night: Clear. Patchy blowing dust in the evening. Lows in the upper 50s.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs 82 to 88.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Patchy blowing dust in the evening. Lows in the upper 50s.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs 84 to 90.
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.