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Total streamflow across the Bear River was last observed at 3,454 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 6,851 acre-ft of water today; about 101% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 3,421 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 At Pescadero reporting a streamflow rate of 1,440 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 10.38 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.

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.

July 20, 2024







Last Updated 2024-07-20
Discharge Volume 6,851 ACRE-FT
Streamflow 3,454.0 cfs
-2.0 cfs (-0.06%)
Percent of Normal 100.98%
Maximum 24,340.0 cfs
Seasonal Avg 3,421 cfs
Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Bear River Near Utah-Wyoming State Line
USGS 10011500
174 cfs 4.79 ft -12.56
Bear River At Evanston
USGS 10016900
128 cfs 1.54 ft 49.71
Bear River Above Reservoir
USGS 10020100
9 cfs 0.46 ft -30
Bear River Below Reservoir
USGS 10020300
95 cfs 3.28 ft 0
Bear River Below Pixley Dam
USGS 10028500
197 cfs 2.96 ft -5.74
Bear River Below Smiths Fork
USGS 10038000
446 cfs 3.34 ft -2.41
Bear River At Border
USGS 10039500
361 cfs 2.49 ft -1.37
Bear River At Pescadero
USGS 10068500
1440 cfs 5.33 ft 0.7
Bear River At Idaho-Utah State Line
USGS 10092700
836 cfs 10.38 ft 5.16
Bear River Near Corinne
USGS 10126000
135 cfs 2.56 ft -4.26
Bear River Near Manitowish Waters
USGS 05357335
161 cfs 4.77 ft -1.83
Bear R Nr Wheatland Ca
USGS 11424000
27 cfs 0.04 ft 0

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Bear River is an unincorporated community in Itasca and Saint Louis counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota.
The community is located 24 miles west of Cook at the intersection of County Road 22 and County Road 916 (Saint Louis–Itasca Judicial Road). Bear River is located 31 miles east of Effie.
The Bear River, a tributary of the Sturgeon River, flows through the community.
Saint Louis County Highway 5 and Minnesota State Highway 65 are both nearby.
Bear River is 26 miles north of Chisholm; and 31 miles north of Hibbing.
Bear River is located within Morcom Township in Saint Louis County; and also located within Bearville Township in Itasca County.
The communities of Togo, Celina, and Side Lake are nearby.
Bear River is the home town of the Minnesota Twins mascot TC Bear.
Headquarters of Team Ugly Racing.

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