Cheyenne River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Cheyenne River Levels

September 21 2023


Discharge Volume Today
-25.55 cfs (-4.84%) since yesterday
64.44% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Cheyenne River was last observed at 502 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 997 acre-ft of water today; about 64% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 780 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-05-23 when daily discharge volume was observed at 89,511 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Cheyenne River Near Wasta reporting a streamflow rate of 170 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Cheyenne River At Redshirt with a gauge stage of 9.86 ft. This river is monitored from 7 different streamgauging stations along the Cheyenne River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 3,582 ft, the Cheyenne River Near Spencer.

Last Updated 2023-09-21
Streamflow 502.45 cfs
Percent of Normal 64.44%
Maximum 89,511.0 cfs

About the cheyenne river

The Cheyenne River is a tributary of the Missouri River, with a length of 295 miles. It has played an important role in the history of the Cheyenne people, who used it for transportation and hunting. The river originates in the Black Hills of South Dakota and flows through the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation before joining the Missouri River. There are several dams and reservoirs along the river, including the Angostura Dam and Reservoir, which is used for irrigation and recreation, and the Belle Fourche Dam, which provides flood control and hydroelectric power. The river is also used for agriculture, particularly for grazing livestock. The Cheyenne River is an important source of water for the surrounding communities and plays a significant role in the ecological and economic well-being of the region.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Cheyenne River Near Spencer
USGS 06386500
10 cfs 3.91 ft 3.8
Cheyenne R At Edgemont Sd
USGS 06395000
21 cfs 1.42 ft -7.83
Cheyenne R Below Angostura Dam Sd
USGS 06401500
2 cfs 2.95 ft 0
Cheyenne R Near Buffalo Gap Sd
USGS 06402600
74 cfs 2.61 ft 7.4
Cheyenne River At Redshirt
USGS 06403700
68 cfs 9.86 ft -7.13
Cheyenne River Near Wasta
USGS 06423500
170 cfs 0.61 ft -7.1
Cheyenne R Near Plainview Sd
USGS 06438500
160 cfs 8.61 ft -6.43

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