Black River

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Black River Levels

June 9 2023

53,282 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-622.1 cfs (-2.26%) since yesterday
47.39% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Black River was last observed at 26863 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 53282 acre-ft of water today; about 47% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 56687 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 476,781 cfs on 2011-05-04.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Black River At Elgin Ferry reporting a streamflow rate of 7,590 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Black River Ds St Hwy 54 @ Black River Falls with a gage stage of 35.87 ft. This river is monitored from 23 different streamgauging stations along the Black River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 5,759 ft, the Black River Blw Pumping Plant.

River Summary: 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.

Last Updated 2023-06-09
Streamflow 26,862.9 cfs
Percent Normal 47.39%
Maximum 476,781.0 cfs

Area Surface Flows

Streamgauge Streamflow River Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Black River Blw Pumping Plant
USGS 09489500
58 cfs 3.26 ft -56.21
Black River Near Fort Apache
USGS 09490500
72 cfs 2.06 ft -6
Black River Above Malaga
USGS 08405500
667 cfs 3.62 ft 43.13
Black River Near Bessemer
USGS 04031000
48 cfs 2.13 ft -6.26
Black River At Neillsville
USGS 05381000
116 cfs 3.12 ft -14.71
Black River Near Boonville Ny
USGS 04252500
237 cfs 4.03 ft 1.28
Black River Ds St Hwy 54 @ Black River Falls
USGS 053813595
277 cfs 35.87 ft -43.35
Black River At Coventry
USGS 04296000
61 cfs 1.91 ft 13.3
Black River Near Jeddo
USGS 04159492
45 cfs 3.27 ft -3.85
Black River Near Galesville
USGS 05382000
859 cfs 3.82 ft 9.57
Black River Near Garnet
USGS 04046000
14 cfs 2.68 ft -2.8
Black River At Elyria Oh
USGS 04200500
10 cfs 0.74 ft 0
Black River Near Annapolis
USGS 07061500
394 cfs 4.32 ft -1.01
Black River At North Springfield
USGS 01153000
96 cfs 2.17 ft 11.57
Black River At Leeper
USGS 07062500
618 cfs 2.95 ft 8.61
Black River At Watertown Ny
USGS 04260500
1180 cfs 2.72 ft 2.61
Black River At Poplar Bluff
USGS 07063000
965 cfs 2.5 ft -7.21
Black River Near Corning
USGS 07064000
1360 cfs 5.02 ft -23.16
Black River At Pocahontas
USGS 07069000
5290 cfs 6.56 ft -1.49
Black River At Black Rock
USGS 07072500
7480 cfs 6.8 ft -0.8
Black River At Elgin Ferry
USGS 07074420
7590 cfs 11.59 ft -1.56
Black River At Kingstree
USGS 02136000
142 cfs 3.79 ft -12.88
Black River Near Tomahawk
USGS 02106500
68 cfs 2.09 ft -12.02

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