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KERN RIVER - KERNVILLE (KRVC1)
Latitude: 35.75º NLongitude: 118.42º WElevation: 2637 Feet
Location: Kern County in CaliforniaRiver Group: San Joaquin
Monitor Stage: 12.5 FeetFlood Stage: 13.5 Feet

Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2023
41,400
17.77
Mar 10, 2023
2022 1,990 7.49 Dec 24, 2021
2021
787 6.17 May 8, 2021
2020
2,040
7.54
May 1, 2020
2019
9,880
11.51
Mar 6, 2019
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jan 2010 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
2023
41,400
17.77
Mar 10, 2023
2017
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13.50
Feb 7, 2017
2011 -- 13.18 Dec 19, 2010
Location Photographs
ESRI™ Locator Map
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ332)
Today: Sunny. Highs 85 to 91. West winds up to 10 mph shifting to the southwest with gusts to around 30 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Clear. Lows in the lower 60s. West winds up to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the evening.

Friday: Sunny. Highs 91 to 97. Northwest winds up to 5 mph shifting to the southwest 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Clear. Lows in the upper 60s. West winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph shifting to the north after midnight.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs 97 to 103. East winds up to 10 mph shifting to the south with gusts to around 30 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night and Sunday: Clear. Lows in the lower 70s. Highs 95 to 101.

Sunday Night: Clear. Patchy blowing dust in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s.

Monday: Sunny. Highs 94 to 100.

Monday Night: Clear. Patchy blowing dust in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs 93 to 99.

Tuesday Night: Clear. Patchy blowing dust in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs 93 to 99.
Impacts - E19 Information
12.5 FeetIncreased river flows almost reach the top of the river bank.
13.5 FeetFlooding of Riverside Park next to Kernville gauge house is imminent. Water has begun to overflow along the river bank.
17.0 FeetRiverside Park begins to see scoured riverbank damage.
20.0 FeetFlood waters begin to inundate businesses, properties in downtown Kernville. Roads begin seeing significant flooding, impacting home and emergency service access to Kernville.
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.