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Total streamflow across the Applegate River was last observed at 302 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 599 acre-ft of water today; about 76% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 397 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2020-08-20 when daily discharge volume was observed at 50,448 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Applegate River Near Copper reporting a streamflow rate of 302 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Applegate River Near Wilderville with a gauge stage of 2.33 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Applegate River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,768 ft, the Applegate River Near Copper.

The Applegate River is a 51-mile long tributary of the Rogue River located in southern Oregon. The river was named after Lindsay Applegate, who led a group of settlers on the Applegate Trail in 1846. The Applegate River flows through the Siskiyou Mountains and has a diverse hydrology with stretches of rapids and calm pools. There are several reservoirs and dams along the river, including Applegate Reservoir and Applegate Dam, which were built in the 1980s for flood control and hydroelectric power generation. The river is used for recreational activities such as fishing, kayaking, and hiking, and supports agriculture in the surrounding areas. The river also plays an important role in providing habitat for a variety of fish species, including Chinook salmon and steelhead.

July 20, 2024







Last Updated 2024-07-20
Discharge Volume 599 ACRE-FT
Streamflow 302.0 cfs
+3.0 cfs (+1.0%)
Percent of Normal 76.03%
Maximum 50,448.0 cfs
Seasonal Avg 397 cfs
Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Applegate River Near Copper
USGS 14362000
302 cfs 1.99 ft 1
Applegate River Near Applegate
USGS 14366000
277 cfs 1.72 ft -1.07
Applegate River Near Wilderville
USGS 14369500
276 cfs 2.33 ft 18.97

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The Applegate River is a 51-mile (82 km)-long tributary of the Rogue River in the U.S. state of Oregon. It drains approximately 698 square miles (1,810 km2). Rising in northern California, it soon crosses the border and flows northeast then northwest to meet the Rogue about 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Grants Pass. It drains forested foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains along the Oregon–California border.

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