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BEAR CREEK - MCKEE ROAD (MEEC1)
Latitude: 37.31º NLongitude: 120.44º WElevation: 187 Feet
Location: Merced County in CaliforniaRiver Group: San Joaquin
Monitor Stage: 17.0 FeetFlood Stage: 23.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2021
1,860
12.25
Jan 29, 2021
2020
2,310
13.51
Apr 6, 2020
2019
2,650
14.60
Feb 4, 2019
2018
5,610
21.72
Mar 22, 2018
2017
3,670
18.88
Jan 11, 2017
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - November 1956 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
1956*
9,500
22.90
Dec 25, 1955
2006
7,711
24.65
Apr 4, 2006
1958
7,400
16.90
Mar 16, 1958
1965
5,640
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Jan 7, 1965
1973
5,542
17.35
Feb 11, 1973
1962
5,380
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Feb 15, 1962
 * Possible backwater effect
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ302)
Today: Partly sunny. Patchy dense fog in the morning. A 20 percent chance of rain late in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s. Southeast winds up to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Rain. Lows in the mid 40s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph shifting to the southwest 5 to 15 mph after midnight. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

Sunday: Patchy fog in the morning. Rain showers likely. Highs in the upper 50s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of showers 70 percent.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Monday: Partly sunny in the morning then clearing. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Patchy frost after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s.

Tuesday: Sunny. Areas of frost in the morning. Highs in the upper 50s.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s.

Wednesday: Sunny. Patchy frost in the morning. Highs in the lower 60s.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.

Thursday and Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Patchy frost in the morning. Patchy frost after midnight. Highs in the lower 60s. Lows in the upper 30s.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Patchy frost in the morning. Highs in the mid 60s.
Impacts - E19 Information
16.0 FeetSouth Bike Path along Bear Creek floods downstream of G Street Bridge.
17.0 FeetStorm drains begin to back up. Street flooding occurs mainly north of Bear Creek Drive and east of M Street.
23.0 FeetBeechwood Subdivision and the trailer park along the southern end of Bear Creek Drive floods in addition to Applegate Park on the south side of Bear Creek Drive.
24.65 FeetFlood of Record - 04/04/2006.
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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.