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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: Aug 05 2020 at 7:56 AM PDTNext Issuance: Aug 06 2020 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 68.0 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
2019*
5,970
69.55
May 25, 2019
2018*
4,610
67.72
Apr 12, 2018
2017*
7,540
71.63
Feb 26, 2017
2016*
1,644
62.74
Jan 20, 2016
2015*
1,022
61.00
Oct 29, 2014
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - 1944 to Present)
1950*
13,600
73.81
Dec 05, 1950
2017*
7,540
71.63
Feb 26, 2017
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   (CAZ180)
Tonight: Clear. Lows 53 to 59. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs 85 to 90. Light winds in the morning becoming northwest up to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Clear. Lows 56 to 62. West winds up to 10 mph.

Friday: Sunny. Highs 88 to 93. Light winds.

Friday Night: Clear. Lows 59 to 65. West winds up to 10 mph.

Saturday through Wednesday: Clear. Highs 93 to 101. Lows 59 to 68.
Impacts - E19 Information
65.0 FeetHagaman Park along Highway 165 begins to flood.
66.0 FeetLower park benches in picnic area under water.
69.0 FeetThe playground area in Hagaman Park along Highway 165 is flooded.
70.5 FeetWater is up to the maintenance building in Hagaman Park.
73.81 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.