BLACK RIVER

BLACK RIVER

River Levels Streamgages Weather


Total streamflow across the Black River was last observed at 49,996 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 99,165 acre-ft of water today; about 144% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 34,615 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2011-05-04 when daily discharge volume was observed at 476,781 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Black River At Elgin Ferry reporting a streamflow rate of 15,700 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Black River Ds St Hwy 54 @ Black River Falls with a gauge stage of 36.89 ft. This river is monitored from 23 different streamgauging stations along the Black River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 5,759 ft, the Black River Blw Pumping Plant.

The Black River is a river in the northeastern United States that flows through the states of New York and Pennsylvania. It is approximately 125 miles long and has a drainage area of 1,230 square miles. The river is known for its hydroelectric power generation, with several dams and reservoirs built along its length, including the Neversink Reservoir and the Pepacton Reservoir. These reservoirs provide drinking water to New York City and the surrounding areas. The Black River also has recreational uses, with fishing, kayaking, and canoeing opportunities, and the river's valley is home to a variety of wildlife. The river has played an important role in the history of the region, having been used for transportation, logging, and agriculture.

July 19, 2024

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Last Updated 2024-07-19
Discharge Volume 99,165 ACRE-FT
Streamflow 49,995.6 cfs
+2840.3 cfs (+6.02%)
Percent of Normal 144.43%
Maximum 476,781.0 cfs
2011-05-04
Seasonal Avg 34,615 cfs
Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Black River Blw Pumping Plant
USGS 09489500
22 cfs 2.71 ft -3.52
Black River Near Fort Apache
USGS 09490500
32 cfs 1.49 ft 4.28
Black River Above Malaga
USGS 08405500
1 cfs 1.07 ft 662.5
Black River Near Bessemer
USGS 04031000
54 cfs 2.24 ft -8.59
Black River At Neillsville
USGS 05381000
248 cfs 3.58 ft -12.06
Black River Near Boonville Ny
USGS 04252500
1030 cfs 5.57 ft -31.79
Black River Ds St Hwy 54 @ Black River Falls
USGS 053813595
1020 cfs 36.89 ft -14.29
Black River At Coventry
USGS 04296000
341 cfs 3.47 ft -16.42
Black River Near Jeddo
USGS 04159492
346 cfs 4.35 ft -24.29
Black River Near Galesville
USGS 05382000
1830 cfs 4.96 ft -17.57
Black River Near Garnet
USGS 04046000
21 cfs 2.88 ft -6.7
Black River At Elyria Oh
USGS 04200500
7 cfs 0.62 ft -25.46
Black River Near Annapolis
USGS 07061500
463 cfs 3.88 ft -11.3
Black River At North Springfield
USGS 01153000
54 cfs 1.92 ft -19.61
Black River At Leeper
USGS 07062500
752 cfs 3.16 ft 33.33
Black River At Watertown Ny
USGS 04260500
9180 cfs 6.59 ft -2.13
Black River At Poplar Bluff
USGS 07063000
1050 cfs 1.79 ft -24.46
Black River Near Corning
USGS 07064000
2120 cfs 7.16 ft 0
Black River At Pocahontas
USGS 07069000
6280 cfs 7.55 ft 1.45
Black River At Black Rock
USGS 07072500
8920 cfs 8.2 ft 4.45
Black River At Elgin Ferry
USGS 07074420
15700 cfs 17.55 ft 34.19
Black River At Kingstree
USGS 02136000
16 cfs 1.92 ft -10.99
Black River Near Tomahawk
USGS 02106500
554 cfs 5.58 ft 10.14

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Historical River Levels

The Bafing River runs through Guinea and Mali and is about 760 kilometres (470 mi) long. It joins with the Bakoy River at Bafoulabé to form the Sénégal River in the Kayes Region of western Mali. In Manding languages, Bafing signifies 'black river' and Bakoye 'white river'. The Bafing forms part of the international border between Guinea and Mali.
From 1895 to 1898 the railway bridge near the town of Mahina, designed by Gustave Eiffel, was built.
The Manantali hydroelectric dam is located on the Bafing River 90 kilometres (56 mi) upstream of Bafoulabé. It forms the largest artificial lake in Mali, Lake Manantali. The dam retains 11.3 cubic kilometres (2.7 cu mi) of water which is used to power the turbines during the dry season. As a result, the intensity of the maximum flood downstream of the dam has been reduced but during the dry season, a flow of between 150 m3/s (200 cubic yards per second) and 200 m3/s (260 cubic yards per second) is maintained.



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