Bighorn River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Bighorn River Levels

September 21 2023

17,871 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-90.0 cfs (-0.99%) since yesterday
116.09% of Normal 5 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Bighorn River was last observed at 9,010 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 17,871 acre-ft of water today; about 116% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 7,761 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2023-06-26 when daily discharge volume was observed at 66,500 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Bighorn R At Worland Wyo reporting a streamflow rate of 4,350 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Bighorn River Near St. Xavier with a gauge stage of 61.8 ft. This river is monitored from 5 different streamgauging stations along the Bighorn River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 4,051 ft, the Bighorn R At Worland Wyo.

Last Updated 2023-09-21
Streamflow 9,010.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 116.09%
Maximum 66,500.0 cfs

About the bighorn river

The Bighorn River is a 461-mile long river that flows through Montana and Wyoming. The river has a rich history dating back to the early Native American tribes who used the river for food and transportation. In the early 1800s, fur trappers and explorers traveled up the river, followed by farmers and ranchers who settled in the region. Today, the Bighorn River is important for irrigation, agriculture, and recreation. The river is fed by several reservoirs, including the Yellowtail Dam, which was constructed in the 1960s to provide flood control and hydroelectric power. The Bighorn River is a popular destination for fly fishing, with rainbow and brown trout being the most sought-after species. The river is also popular for rafting and kayaking, with several companies offering guided tours.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Bighorn R At Worland Wyo
USGS 06268600
4350 cfs 8.22 ft
Bighorn River At Basin
USGS 06274300
1220 cfs 3.78 ft -2.4
Bighorn River At Kane
USGS 06279500
1850 cfs 2.9 ft -1.6
Bighorn River Near St. Xavier
USGS 06287000
2870 cfs 61.8 ft 0
Bighorn River Ab Tullock Cr Nr Bighorn Mt
USGS 06294500
3070 cfs 2.15 ft -0.97

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Bighorn River Maximum Total Discharge

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Bighorn River Year Over Year Discharge

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