-1.76 cfs (-6.2%) since yesterday
4.37% of normal
Total streamflow across the
was last observed at
cfs, and is expected to yield approximately
acre-ft of water today; about 4%
River levels are low and may signify a drought.
Average streamflow for this time of year is
with recent peaks last observed
2018-03-03 when daily discharge volume was observed at
Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the
Cache River Near Cotton Plant
reporting a streamflow rate of 23.2 cfs.
However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the
Cache River At Forman
with a gauge stage of 8.56 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.
Percent of Normal
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.