Ashuelot River

Surface Flows Hydrology Weather

Ashuelot River Levels

June 6 2023

1,357 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-97.6 cfs (-12.48%) since yesterday
53.13% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Ashuelot River was last observed at 684 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1357 acre-ft of water today; about 53% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1288 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 11,380 cfs on 2021-07-20.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Ashuelot River At Hinsdale reporting a streamflow rate of 393 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Ashuelot River Above The Branch with a gage stage of 65.23 ft. This river is monitored from 5 different streamgauging stations along the Ashuelot River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 810 ft, the Ashuelot River Near Gilsum.

River Summary: The Ashuelot River is a 64-mile-long river in southwestern New Hampshire. The river flows through several towns, including Ashuelot, Winchester, Hinsdale, and Swanzey. The river's hydrology is largely influenced by the many dams and reservoirs along its length. The two largest reservoirs are the Highland Lake and the Surry Mountain Lake. The river has historically been used for water-powered mills, and today it is used for hydroelectric power generation. Additionally, the river provides opportunities for recreational activities such as fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. The river is also used for agricultural irrigation in some areas. The Ashuelot River is an important natural resource for the region and is home to a variety of fish species, including trout, smallmouth bass, and walleye.

Last Updated 2023-06-06
Streamflow 684.3 cfs
Percent Normal 53.13%
Maximum 11,380.0 cfs

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