Cache River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Cache River Levels

June 16 2024

1,258 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-3.8 cfs (-0.6%) since yesterday
39.51% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Cache River was last observed at 634 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,258 acre-ft of water today; about 40% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,606 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2018-03-03 when daily discharge volume was observed at 27,020 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Cache River Near Cotton Plant reporting a streamflow rate of 513 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Cache River At Forman with a gauge stage of 9.81 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Cache River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 367 ft, the Cache River At Forman.

Last Updated 2024-06-16
Streamflow 634.4 cfs
Percent of Normal 39.51%
Maximum 27,020.0 cfs

About the cache river

The Cache River is a 92-mile-long river in southern Illinois. It was once a major transportation route for Native Americans and played a crucial role in the development of the region. The Cache River is fed by numerous small streams and is home to a diverse array of aquatic life, including several endangered species. The river is managed by several government agencies, and several reservoirs and dams have been built along its length to regulate its flow and provide irrigation to nearby farms. Recreational opportunities along the Cache River include fishing, boating, hiking, and birdwatching. Agriculturally, the river is an important source of water for local farms, and numerous crops are grown in the region, including corn, soybeans, and wheat. Despite its importance, the Cache River is threatened by pollution, development, and climate change, and efforts are underway to protect and preserve this vital natural resource.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Cache River At Forman
USGS 03612000
31 cfs 9.81 ft -34.12
Cache River At Egypt
USGS 07077380
91 cfs 6.44 ft 32.5
Cache River Near Cotton Plant
USGS 07077555
513 cfs 7.72 ft -1.91

Peak Annual Discharge

Cache River Maximum Total Discharge

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Cache River Year Over Year Discharge

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