Blackstone River

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Blackstone River Levels

June 6 2023

1,424 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+3.0 cfs (+0.42%) since yesterday
58.36% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Blackstone River was last observed at 718 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1424 acre-ft of water today; about 58% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1230 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 17,490 cfs on 2021-09-03.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Blackstone River At Northbridge reporting a streamflow rate of 1,200 cfs. This is also the deepest point on the Blackstone River, with a gage stage of 3.43 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Blackstone River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 260 ft, the Blackstone River At Northbridge.

River Summary: 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.

Last Updated 2023-06-06
Streamflow 718.0 cfs
Percent Normal 58.36%
Maximum 17,490.0 cfs

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