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MERCED RIVER - STEVINSON (STVC1)
Latitude: 37.37º NLongitude: 120.93º WElevation: 82 Feet
Location: Merced County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: San JoaquinRiver Group: San Joaquin
Issuance Time: Mar 01 2024 at 2:10 PM PSTNext Issuance: Mar 01 2024 at 9:00 PM PST
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
2022*
863
60.77
Oct 18, 2021
2021*
604
59.42
Oct 28, 2020
2020*
2,890
65.31
Oct 2, 2019
2019*
5,970
69.55
May 25, 2019
2018*
4,610
67.72
Apr 12, 2018
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - 1944 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
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
Location Photographs
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Impacts - E19 Information
65.0 FeetHagaman Park along Highway 165 begins to flood.
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).
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ302)
Tonight: Rain showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms early in the evening, then rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the late evening and overnight. Lows in the upper 40s. South winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Saturday: Rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Saturday Night: Rain showers in the evening, then chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the lower 40s. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Sunday: Partly sunny. Chance of rain in the morning. Highs in the upper 50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the east after midnight.

Monday and Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s. Lows in the lower 40s.

Tuesday and Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of rain. Highs in the lower 60s. Lows in the mid 40s.

Wednesday: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of rain. Highs around 60.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.

Thursday through Friday: Mostly clear. Highs in the lower 60s. Lows in the upper 30s.
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.