+133.0 cfs (+2.44%) since yesterday
48.17% of normal
Total streamflow across the
was last observed at
cfs, and is expected to yield approximately
acre-ft of water today; about 48%
River levels are low and may signify a drought.
Average streamflow for this time of year is
with recent peaks last observed
2023-04-15 when daily discharge volume was observed at
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.