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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: Nov 29 2023 at 7:26 AM PSTNext Issuance: Nov 29 2023 at 3:00 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)
Today: Sunny. Areas of frost early in the morning. A 20 percent chance of rain in the morning. Highs around 60. Northeast winds up to 5 mph shifting to the northwest in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. Northwest winds up to 10 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Patchy fog and frost in the morning. Chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. West winds up to 5 mph shifting to the northwest with gusts to around 30 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with chance of rain in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Patchy fog through the night. Lows in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the evening. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Friday: Sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. Patchy frost in the morning. Highs around 60.

Saturday Night and Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs around 60.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.

Monday: Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

Monday Night and Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the lower 60s.
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.