Caney River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Caney River Levels

June 15 2024

522 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-210.0 cfs (-44.4%) since yesterday
6.79% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Caney River was last observed at 263 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 522 acre-ft of water today; about 7% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 3,875 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-05-23 when daily discharge volume was observed at 67,240 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Caney River Near Ramona reporting a streamflow rate of 135 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Caney River, with a gauge stage of 3.23 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Caney River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 773 ft, the Caney R Nr Elgin.

Last Updated 2024-06-15
Streamflow 263.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 6.79%
Maximum 67,240.0 cfs
2019-05-23

About the caney river


The Caney River is a 180-mile long river in northeastern Oklahoma. It was named by the Osage Nation after the caney grass that grows along its banks. The river originates in the Flint Hills of Kansas and flows through Bartlesville, Skiatook, and Tulsa before joining the Verdigris River. The Caney River is a tributary of the Arkansas River and provides water to several reservoirs, including Kaw Lake, Sooner Lake, and Oologah Lake. These reservoirs are used for flood control, drinking water supply, and recreation. The river and its tributaries also support agriculture, with crops such as soybeans, wheat, and corn grown on its floodplain. The Caney River has a rich history, with Native American tribes and early settlers using the river for transportation and trade. Today, it remains an important resource for the region's economy and recreation.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Caney R Nr Elgin
USGS 07172000
128 cfs 2.04 ft 17.43
Caney River Above Coon Creek At Bartlesville
USGS 07174400
35 cfs 3.23 ft 18.49
Caney River Near Ramona
USGS 07175500
135 cfs 3.23 ft -62.91

Peak Annual Discharge

Caney River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Caney River Year Over Year Discharge


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