Merced River

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Merced River Levels

June 6 2023

21,937 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+1530.0 cfs (+16.05%) since yesterday
100.0% of Normal 2 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Merced River was last observed at 11060 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 21937 acre-ft of water today; about 100% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 11060 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 14,180 cfs on 2023-05-22.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Merced R A Pohono Bridge Nr Yosemite Ca reporting a streamflow rate of 6,950 cfs. This is also the deepest point on the Merced River, with a gage stage of 10.27 ft. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the Merced River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 4,029 ft, the Merced R A Happy Isles Bridge Nr Yosemite Ca.

River Summary: The Merced River is a 145-mile long river that flows through the central valley of California. The river starts in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and flows into the San Joaquin Valley. The river has played an essential role in the history of the area, with Native American tribes using it for fishing and transportation. The river has also been dammed to provide hydroelectric power and water for agriculture. The New Exchequer Dam forms Lake McClure and the New Don Pedro Dam creates Lake Don Pedro, which are both important reservoirs on the river. Recreational activities such as fishing, rafting, and camping are popular along the river, particularly in the Yosemite Valley. The river also supports agricultural uses, with irrigation from the river water used to grow crops including almonds, grapes, and walnuts.

Last Updated 2023-06-06
Streamflow 11,060.0 cfs
Percent Normal 100.0%
Maximum 14,180.0 cfs
Nearby Reservoirs
Lake Mc Swain

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