Bear River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Bear River Levels

September 27 2023

7,581 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-42.0 cfs (-1.09%) since yesterday
206.13% of Normal 12 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Bear River was last observed at 3,822 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 7,581 acre-ft of water today; about 206% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,854 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2011-06-21 when daily discharge volume was observed at 24,340 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Bear River Near Corinne reporting a streamflow rate of 936 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Bear River At Idaho-Utah State Line with a gauge stage of 10.64 ft. This river is monitored from 12 different streamgauging stations along the Bear River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 7,973 ft, the Bear River Near Utah-Wyoming State Line.

Last Updated 2023-09-27
Streamflow 3,822.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 206.13%
Maximum 24,340.0 cfs

About the bear river

The Bear River is a 491-mile-long river that flows through Wyoming, Utah, and Idaho. It is the largest river in the Great Basin and is an important source of water for agriculture, industry, and recreation. Historically, the river was used by Native American tribes for fishing and hunting. In the 1800s, settlers began diverting water from the river for irrigation, which led to conflicts over water rights. Today, the river is managed by several agencies, including the Bureau of Reclamation and the Bear River Commission. There are several reservoirs and dams along the river, including the Cutler Dam and Reservoir, which is used for irrigation and flood control, and the Bear Lake Reservoir, which is a popular spot for boating and fishing. The Bear River also supports a variety of fish and wildlife, including trout, beavers, and bald eagles.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Bear River Near Utah-Wyoming State Line
USGS 10011500
146 cfs 4.74 ft 0
Bear River At Evanston
USGS 10016900
107 cfs 1.5 ft -8.55
Bear River Above Reservoir
USGS 10020100
170 cfs 1.64 ft -4.49
Bear River Below Reservoir
USGS 10020300
241 cfs 4.06 ft 0
Bear River Below Pixley Dam
USGS 10028500
261 cfs 3.3 ft -0.76
Bear River Below Smiths Fork
USGS 10038000
357 cfs 3.21 ft -1.38
Bear River At Border
USGS 10039500
316 cfs 2.51 ft -0.94
Bear River At Pescadero
USGS 10068500
498 cfs 3.73 ft -1.39
Bear River At Idaho-Utah State Line
USGS 10092700
897 cfs 10.64 ft 3.58
Bear River Near Corinne
USGS 10126000
936 cfs 5.37 ft -4.88
Bear River Near Manitowish Waters
USGS 05357335
23 cfs 3.48 ft 7.91
Bear R Nr Wheatland Ca
USGS 11424000
22 cfs 0.02 ft 0

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