Clarion River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Clarion River Levels

September 29 2023

2,087 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-84.0 cfs (-7.39%) since yesterday
68.33% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Clarion River was last observed at 1,052 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 2,087 acre-ft of water today; about 68% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,540 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2014-05-22 when daily discharge volume was observed at 76,850 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Clarion River At Cooksburg reporting a streamflow rate of 373 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Clarion River At Ridgway with a gauge stage of 3.27 ft. This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Clarion River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,426 ft, the Clarion River At Johnsonburg.

Last Updated 2023-09-29
Streamflow 1,052.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 68.33%
Maximum 76,850.0 cfs

About the clarion river

The Clarion River is a 110-mile-long river located in western Pennsylvania, United States. The river has a rich history, as it was used for transportation by Native Americans and later settlers. The first oil well in the United States was drilled along the river's banks in 1859. The river is fed by numerous tributaries and has a drainage area of 1,110 square miles. Several reservoirs and dams are located on the river, including Piney Dam, East Branch Dam, and Clarion River Lake. These structures provide flood control, water supply, and recreation opportunities such as boating, fishing, and camping. The river also serves as a source of drinking water for several municipalities and supports agricultural activities such as crop irrigation and livestock watering.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Clarion River At Johnsonburg
USGS 03028500
173 cfs 1.94 ft -6.99
Clarion River At Ridgway
USGS 03029000
237 cfs 3.27 ft -6.69
Clarion River At Cooksburg
USGS 03029500
373 cfs 2.39 ft -11.19
Clarion River Near Piney
USGS 03030500
269 cfs 2.5 ft -2.54

Peak Annual Discharge

Clarion River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Clarion River Year Over Year Discharge

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