Chippewa River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Chippewa River Levels

June 14 2024

44,977 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+160.0 cfs (+0.71%) since yesterday
94.03% of Normal 7 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Chippewa River was last observed at 22,676 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 44,977 acre-ft of water today; about 94% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 24,116 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2023-04-15 when daily discharge volume was observed at 169,611 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Chippewa River At Durand reporting a streamflow rate of 11,300 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Chippewa River Near Watson with a gauge stage of 39.41 ft. This river is monitored from 7 different streamgauging stations along the Chippewa River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,276 ft, the Chippewa River At Bishops Bridge Near Winter.

Last Updated 2024-06-14
Streamflow 22,676.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 94.03%
Maximum 169,611.0 cfs
2023-04-15

About the chippewa river


The Chippewa River is a 183-mile river that flows through Wisconsin, originating in the glacial lake country of north-central Wisconsin. The river has a rich history, as it was once a vital waterway for the Ojibwe tribe and later served as a transportation route for lumber and agriculture. The river is fed by several tributaries and has several dams and reservoirs, including the Wissota Dam and Reservoir, which was created in the 1910s for hydroelectric power and flood control. The river provides opportunities for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking, and the adjacent land is used for agriculture and forestry. Despite efforts to improve water quality, the river still faces challenges from agricultural and urban runoff.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Chippewa River At Bishops Bridge Near Winter
USGS 05356000
976 cfs 5.48 ft -1.01
Chippewa River Near Bruce
USGS 05356500
1820 cfs 3.22 ft -7.14
Chippewa River Near Milan
USGS 05304500
1640 cfs 4.03 ft -9.89
Chippewa River Near Watson
USGS 05305000
583 cfs 39.41 ft -7.61
Chippewa River At Chippewa Falls
USGS 05365500
6940 cfs 6.55 ft -2.94
Chippewa River Near Mount Pleasant
USGS 04154000
266 cfs 3.73 ft -3.27
Chippewa River At Durand
USGS 05369500
11300 cfs 5.67 ft 6.6

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