Calcasieu River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Calcasieu River Levels

June 14 2024

16,205 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-1920.0 cfs (-19.03%) since yesterday
304.0% of Normal 3 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Calcasieu River was last observed at 8,170 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 16,205 acre-ft of water today; about 304% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 2,687 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2020-10-12 when daily discharge volume was observed at 91,500 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Calcasieu River Near Kinder reporting a streamflow rate of 4,410 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Calcasieu River Nr Glenmora with a gauge stage of 11.88 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Calcasieu River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 121 ft, the Calcasieu River Nr Glenmora.

Last Updated 2024-06-14
Streamflow 8,170.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 304.0%
Maximum 91,500.0 cfs
2020-10-12

About the calcasieu river


The Calcasieu River is a 200-mile-long river located in Southwest Louisiana. It was originally used by Native American tribes for transportation and fishing. French explorers named the river after the Atakapa word "quelqueshue," meaning "crying eagle." The river is home to several reservoirs and dams, including the Toledo Bend Reservoir and the Sam Rayburn Reservoir. These reservoirs provide hydroelectric power, as well as recreational opportunities for fishing, boating, and camping. The Calcasieu River also plays a vital role in Louisiana's agriculture industry, providing irrigation for crops such as rice, soybeans, and sugarcane. The river's hydrology has been greatly impacted by human activity, including industrialization and levee construction, which has caused erosion and sedimentation. Conservation efforts are underway to protect and restore the river's ecological health.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Calcasieu River Nr Glenmora
USGS 08013000
1030 cfs 11.88 ft -41.81
Calcasieu River Near Oberlin
USGS 08013500
2730 cfs 10.41 ft -13.06
Calcasieu River Near Kinder
USGS 08015500
4410 cfs 11.76 ft -14.86

Peak Annual Discharge

Calcasieu River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Calcasieu River Year Over Year Discharge


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