Minnesota Flow Report

RIVER FLOWS WEATHER HYDROLOGY
May 22, 2024



Streamflow levels across Minnesota are currently 92.0% of normal, with the Mississippi River At Winona reporting the highest discharge in the state with 63700cfs and gauge stage of 7.91 ft. Meanwhile, the Knife River Near Two Harbors is seeing a spike in streamflows today after experiencing a 2976.92% increase since yesterday, and currently running at 2240cfs.

Maximum gauge stage in the state was last observed at the Minnesota River At New Ulm, currently reporting a stage of 795.44ft. The Knife River Near Two Harbors in the Beaver-Lester watershed is surging for this time of year at 2240cfs, about 958.7% of normal.


Surface Flow Characteristics


Minnesota has a humid continental climate with distinct four seasons, and snowfall is significant in winter. Major surface flows in Minnesota include the Mississippi River, the Red River, and the Minnesota River. The Mississippi River is the largest and most significant river in Minnesota, and it is fed by several tributaries, including the Minnesota River. The region has several reservoirs/dams, including Gull Lake, Lake Mille Lacs, and Lake Superior. Minnesota's hydrology is characterized by higher-than-average precipitation levels, with rainfall and snowmelt being the primary drivers of streamflow. The state's watershed areas are the Lake Superior Basin, the Rainy River Basin, the Upper Mississippi River Basin, and the Red River Basin. Snowpack in Minnesota is essential in predicting spring and summer streamflow conditions.


Streamgauge Profile


Statewide Warnings & Alerts

SOUTHERN LAKE/NORTH SHORE; SOUTHERN COOK/NORTH SHORE
* WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible. * WHERE...In Minnesota, Southern Cook and Southern Lake Counties. This includes the Tribal Lands of the Grand Portage Reservation. * WHEN...Until 7 AM CDT this morning. * IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other ...

CHIPPEWA, MN; LAC QUI PARLE, MN; YELLOW MEDICINE, MN
...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Minnesota... Minnesota River at Montevideo affecting Yellow Medicine, Lac qui Parle and Chippewa Counties. .High water continues along the Minnesota River near Montevideo due to recent rainfall. The river is forecast to gradually reach crest Wednesday into Thursday. Additional chances of ...


Popular Whitewater Destinations

River Run Status Streamflow (CFS) Air Temp (F)
Upper Saint Louis
Class II+ to IV
RUNNABLE 6710 40
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