Bruneau River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Bruneau River Levels

November 29 2023


Discharge Volume Today
-15.4 cfs (-11.34%) since yesterday
103.6% of Normal 2 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Bruneau River was last observed at 120 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 239 acre-ft of water today; about 104% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 116 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2011-05-16 when daily discharge volume was observed at 5,370 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Bruneau River Nr Hot Spring Id reporting a streamflow rate of 37.1 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Bruneau River, with a gauge stage of 4.45 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the Bruneau River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 4,934 ft, the Bruneau River At Rowland Nv.

Last Updated 2023-11-26
Streamflow 120.4 cfs
Percent of Normal 103.6%
Maximum 5,370.0 cfs

About the bruneau river

The Bruneau River is a 153-mile-long river located in southwestern Idaho, United States. It is a tributary of the Snake River and flows through the Owyhee Desert. The river has a rich history, being used by Native American tribes for fishing and hunting. It was also explored by French fur trappers in the early 1800s. The hydrology of the river is highly variable, with flows ranging from less than 1 cubic foot per second to over 11,000 cubic feet per second. There are no large reservoirs or dams on the Bruneau River, but there are several smaller ones used for irrigation purposes. The river is popular for recreation, with fishing, kayaking, and camping being common activities. The surrounding land is also used for agriculture, mainly for grazing livestock.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Bruneau River At Rowland Nv
USGS 13161500
15 cfs 2.34 ft -25.96
Bruneau River Nr Hot Spring Id
USGS 13168500
37 cfs 4.45 ft -11.03

Peak Annual Discharge

Bruneau River Maximum Total Discharge

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Bruneau River Year Over Year Discharge

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