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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: Jan 30 2023 at 1:28 PM PSTNext Issuance: Jan 31 2023 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)
Tonight: Clear. Areas of frost late in the evening. Widespread frost after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds up to 10 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny. Widespread frost in the morning. Highs in the mid 50s. North winds around 5 mph shifting to the southeast up to 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Areas of frost in the evening, then widespread frost and patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. East winds up to 5 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Widespread frost and patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the upper 50s. Southeast winds up to 5 mph.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Areas of frost and patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. Southeast winds up to 5 mph.

Thursday: Partly sunny. Widespread frost in the morning. Highs in the lower 60s.

Thursday Night: Cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

Friday: Cloudy in the morning then becoming partly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

Friday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.

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

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain in the morning. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Sunday Night and Monday: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid 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.