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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: Jun 12 2021 at 7:50 AM PDTNext Issuance: Jun 13 2021 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
2020
2,310
13.51
Apr 6, 2020
2019
2,650
14.60
Feb 4, 2019
2018
5,610
21.72
Mar 22, 2018
2017
3,670
18.88
Jan 11, 2017
2016
2,508
14.30
Mar 14, 2016
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - November 1956 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
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   (CAZ181)
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 59 to 64. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs 89 to 94. Northwest winds up to 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 58 to 63. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Monday: Sunny. Highs 87 to 93. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 55 to 61. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs 90 to 95.

Tuesday Night and Wednesday: Mostly clear. Lows 59 to 65. Highs 99 to 104.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 67 to 73.

Thursday and Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Highs 105 to 110. Lows 70 to 76.

Friday: Sunny. Highs 107 to 112.

Friday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 69 to 75.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs 105 to 110.
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.