Brazos River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Brazos River Levels

April 20 2024

72,400 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+2212.7 cfs (+6.45%) since yesterday
96.09% of Normal 15 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Brazos River was last observed at 36,502 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 72,400 acre-ft of water today; about 96% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 37,986 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2016-06-04 when daily discharge volume was observed at 475,468 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Brazos Rv Nr Hempstead reporting a streamflow rate of 9,360 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Brazos Rv At San Felipe with a gauge stage of 97.08 ft. This river is monitored from 15 different streamgauging stations along the Brazos River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,280 ft, the Brazos Rv At Seymour.

Last Updated 2024-04-20
Streamflow 36,501.6 cfs
Percent of Normal 96.09%
Maximum 475,468.0 cfs

About the brazos river

The Brazos River is the longest river in Texas, stretching over 840 miles from the edge of the Llano Estacado to the Gulf of Mexico. The river's name comes from the Spanish word "brazos," meaning "arms," which reflects the many branches of the river. The Brazos River has played a significant role in Texas's history, serving as a trade route for Native Americans and later as a source of water for settlers. Today, the Brazos River Basin provides water for agriculture, industry, and recreation, and several reservoirs and dams have been built along the river to manage its flow. Some of the most notable reservoirs/dams on the Brazos River include Possum Kingdom Lake, Lake Whitney, and Lake Granbury. The river is also popular for various recreational activities such as fishing, boating, swimming, and camping.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Brazos Rv At Seymour
USGS 08082500
61 cfs 1.49 ft 27.58
Brazos Rv Nr South Bend
USGS 08088000
155 cfs 3.74 ft -6.06
Brazos Rv Nr Graford
USGS 08088610
126 cfs 65.48 ft 23.53
Brazos Rv Nr Palo Pinto
USGS 08089000
117 cfs 1.42 ft 8.33
Brazos Rv Nr Dennis
USGS 08090800
156 cfs 2.21 ft -13.81
Brazos Rv Ds Lk Granbury Nr Granbury
USGS 08090905
50 cfs 10.68 ft -12.22
Brazos Rv Nr Glen Rose
USGS 08091000
35 cfs 4.42 ft -56.35
Brazos Rv Nr Aquilla
USGS 08093100
1330 cfs 8.92 ft 1066.67
Brazos Rv At Waco
USGS 08096500
772 cfs 2.58 ft 6.19
Brazos Rv Nr Highbank
USGS 08098290
1280 cfs 3.2 ft -3.03
Brazos Rv At Sh 21 Nr Bryan
USGS 08108700
1890 cfs 10.06 ft -1.56
Brazos Rv Nr Hempstead
USGS 08111500
9360 cfs 18.76 ft 3.2
Brazos Rv At San Felipe
USGS 08111850
8620 cfs 97.08 ft 20.39
Brazos Rv At Richmond
USGS 08114000
7540 cfs 16.22 ft 34.88
Brazos Rv Nr Rosharon
USGS 08116650
6580 cfs 12.14 ft 2.17

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Brazos River Year Over Year Discharge

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