River Levels Streamgages Weather

Total streamflow across the Blanchard River was last observed at 1,644 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 3,261 acre-ft of water today; about 103% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,598 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2024-04-04 when daily discharge volume was observed at 33,700 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Blanchard River Near Dupont Oh reporting a streamflow rate of 829 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Blanchard River, with a gauge stage of 9.88 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 6 different streamgauging stations along the Blanchard River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 811 ft, the Blanchard River Below Mt. Blanchard Oh.

The Blanchard River is a 102.1-mile-long river in Ohio. The river's drainage basin covers about 1,219 square miles, including parts of Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, and Allen counties. The Blanchard River Watershed has a long history of flooding, causing significant damages to agricultural land and residential properties. To mitigate flood damages, several flood-control measures were constructed, including the Ottawa River Reservoir, Eagle Creek Dam, and Blanchard River Dam. These projects help to reduce flood damages in the region. Additionally, the Blanchard River supports agricultural uses, including crop irrigation and livestock watering, and recreational uses, such as fishing and boating.

Heat Advisory
Until 2024-07-14T06:00:00-06:00 National Weather Service
* WHAT...High temperatures of 100 to 104 each afternoon. * WHERE...Fort Collins, Longmont, Boulder, Denver and suburbs, and Greeley. * WHEN...The most extreme temperatures will occur between 10 am and 8 pm each day. * IMPACTS...Hot temperatures may cause heat illnesses.

July 13, 2024







Last Updated 2024-07-13
Discharge Volume 3,261 ACRE-FT
Streamflow 1,644.2 cfs
-3065.5 cfs (-65.09%)
Percent of Normal 102.87%
Maximum 33,700.0 cfs
Seasonal Avg 1,598 cfs
Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Blanchard River Below Mt. Blanchard Oh
USGS 04188337
19 cfs 2.89 ft -59.25
Blanchard River Above Findlay Oh
USGS 04188400
42 cfs 5.86 ft -57.38
Blanchard River Near Findlay Oh
USGS 04189000
85 cfs 1.21 ft -54.16
Blanchard River At Gilboa Oh
USGS 04189131
265 cfs 5.25 ft -51.91
Blanchard River At Ottawa Oh
USGS 04189260
405 cfs 8.11 ft -64.78
Blanchard River Near Dupont Oh
USGS 04190000
829 cfs 9.88 ft -69.07

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The Blanchard River is a 103-mile-long (166 km) tributary of the Auglaize River in northwestern Ohio in the United States. It drains a primarily rural farming area in the watershed of Lake Erie.
It rises in central Hardin County, on the northern outskirts of Kenton. It flows generally north for its first 25 miles (40 km) into eastern Hancock County, where it turns sharply to the west. It flows west through Findlay and past Ottawa. It joins the Auglaize from the east in western Putnam County approximately 2 miles (3 km) north of Cloverdale at 41°02′29″N 84°17′57″W.

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