Bill Williams River

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Bill Williams River Levels

May 29 2023


Discharge Volume Today
-217.0 cfs (-49.77%) since yesterday
335.63% of Normal 2 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Bill Williams River was last observed at 219 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 434 acre-ft of water today; about 336% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 65 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 9,976 cfs on 2022-08-15.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Bill Williams River Below Alamo Dam reporting a streamflow rate of 219 cfs. This is also the deepest point on the Bill Williams River, with a gage stage of 13.72 ft. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the Bill Williams River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 975 ft, the Bill Williams River Below Alamo Dam.

River Summary: The Bill Williams River is a 46-mile-long tributary of the Colorado River in western Arizona. It is named after mountain man Bill Williams, who explored the area in the early 19th century. The river flows through the Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge and the Lake Havasu National Wildlife Refuge before joining the Colorado River near Lake Havasu City. The Bill Williams River is fed by several tributaries and is regulated by several dams and reservoirs, including the Alamo Dam and Reservoir, which provides water for agriculture and recreation. The river also supports recreational activities such as boating, fishing, and camping, and provides habitat for a variety of wildlife, including the endangered southwestern willow flycatcher. In recent years, efforts have been made to restore and protect the Bill Williams River and its ecosystem.

Last Updated 2023-05-29
Streamflow 219.0 cfs
Percent Normal 335.63%
Maximum 9,976.4 cfs

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