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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: May 23 2024 at 7:45 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 24 2024 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
2023*
6,010
71.44
Mar 21, 2023
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
 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: Clear early in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.

Friday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear. Lows around 50. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the evening.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds up to 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

Sunday and Sunday Night: Clear. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the lower 50s.

Memorial Day through Tuesday: Clear. Highs around 90. Lows in the mid 50s.

Tuesday Night through Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower 90s.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs in the lower 90s.
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.