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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
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
2019*
5,970
69.55
May 25, 2019
2018*
4,610
67.72
Apr 12, 2018
2017*
7,540
71.63
Feb 26, 2017
2016*
1,644
62.74
Jan 20, 2016
2015*
1,022
61.00
Oct 29, 2014
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - 1944 to Present)
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   (CAZ180)
Today: Mostly sunny. Patchy dense fog in the morning. Highs 65 to 70. Light winds.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows 40 to 45. Light winds.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 67 to 72. Light winds.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 40 to 46. Light winds.

Martin Luther King Jr Day: Mostly sunny. Highs 67 to 72. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Monday Night and Tuesday: Mostly clear. Lows 38 to 44. Highs 62 to 67.

Tuesday Night through Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 33 to 39. Highs 61 to 66.

Thursday and Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Highs 60 to 65. Lows 34 to 40.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 55 to 60.
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.