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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: Nov 28 2022 at 1:51 PM PSTNext Issuance: Nov 29 2022 at 9:00 AM 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
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
2017*
7,540
71.63
Feb 26, 2017
 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
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ302)
Today: Sunny. Areas of frost and patchy fog early in the morning. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds up to 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Patchy frost in the evening. Widespread frost after midnight. Lows around 30. Northeast winds up to 5 mph shifting to the southeast after midnight.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs around 60. Southeast winds up to 5 mph.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. South winds up to 5 mph shifting to the southeast after midnight.

Thursday: Chance of rain in the morning, then rain in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows in the mid 30s.

Friday and Friday Night: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s. Lows in the lower 30s.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs in the mid 50s.

Saturday Night: Rain likely. Lows in the upper 30s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs in the lower 50s.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. Lows in the mid 30s.

Monday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs in the lower 50s.
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.