Beaverhead River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Beaverhead River Levels

June 16 2024

1,555 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+23.0 cfs (+3.02%) since yesterday
108.65% of Normal 3 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Beaverhead River was last observed at 784 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,555 acre-ft of water today; about 109% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 722 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2011-10-21 when daily discharge volume was observed at 2,117 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Beaverhead River At Barretts Mt reporting a streamflow rate of 784 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Beaverhead River Near Twin Bridges Mt with a gauge stage of 3.44 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Beaverhead River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 5,279 ft, the Beaverhead River At Barretts Mt.

Last Updated 2024-06-16
Streamflow 784.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 108.65%
Maximum 2,117.0 cfs

About the beaverhead river

The Beaverhead River is a tributary of the Jefferson River in southwestern Montana, with a length of approximately 69 miles. It has a rich history, as it was a critical route for Native Americans and early explorers. Today, the river plays a vital role in agriculture, supporting crops like hay, wheat, and barley. It also supplies water to the reservoirs and dams, such as Clark Canyon Dam, which provides hydroelectric power and is a popular recreational spot. Additionally, the river is renowned for its fishing, particularly fly fishing for trout, and is a popular destination for anglers. The river's hydrology is impacted by snowmelt, rainfall, and diversions for irrigation, and it eventually joins the Missouri River.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Beaverhead River At Barretts Mt
USGS 06016000
784 cfs 2.1 ft 3.02
Beaverhead River At Dillon Mt
USGS 06017000
143 cfs 3.28 ft 4.38
Beaverhead River Near Twin Bridges Mt
USGS 06018500
66 cfs 3.44 ft -7.84

Peak Annual Discharge

Beaverhead River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Beaverhead River Year Over Year Discharge

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