Blackstone River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Blackstone River Levels

June 13 2024

1,700 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-88.0 cfs (-9.31%) since yesterday
46.33% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Blackstone River was last observed at 857 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,700 acre-ft of water today; about 46% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,850 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2023-12-19 when daily discharge volume was observed at 29,630 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Blackstone River At Northbridge reporting a streamflow rate of 1,340 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Blackstone River, with a gauge stage of 3.72 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Blackstone River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 260 ft, the Blackstone River At Northbridge.

Last Updated 2024-06-13
Streamflow 857.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 46.33%
Maximum 29,630.0 cfs

About the blackstone river

The Blackstone River is a waterway in the northeastern United States, stretching 48 miles from Worcester, Mass. to Providence, R.I. It is rich in history, as it played a vital role in the Industrial Revolution and was once known as the "hardest working river in America." The river flows through several cities and towns, including Worcester, Millbury, Sutton, Grafton, Northbridge, Uxbridge, and Woonsocket. Today, the Blackstone River is an important source of drinking water for local communities and supports recreational activities such as fishing and kayaking. The river is also home to several reservoirs and dams, including the Wallum Lake Reservoir, which provides water to the city of Providence, and the Blackstone River Dam, which helps to regulate water flow and prevent flooding. In addition, the Blackstone River Valley is home to many farms and agricultural operations, which rely on the river's water for irrigation.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Blackstone River At Northbridge
USGS 01110500
1340 cfs 3.72 ft 34
Blackstone River At Woonsocket
USGS 01112500
358 cfs 1.66 ft -12.25
Blackstone R At Roosevelt St At Pawtucket Ri
USGS 01113895
499 cfs 1.16 ft -7.08

Peak Annual Discharge

Blackstone River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Blackstone River Year Over Year Discharge

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