Clearwater River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Clearwater River Levels

June 13 2024

152,792 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-3627.3 cfs (-4.5%) since yesterday
87.23% of Normal 7 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Clearwater River was last observed at 77,032 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 152,792 acre-ft of water today; about 87% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 88,314 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2022-06-12 when daily discharge volume was observed at 263,553 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Clearwater River At Spalding Id reporting a streamflow rate of 27,900 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Clearwater River Nr Peck Id with a gauge stage of 10.71 ft. This river is monitored from 7 different streamgauging stations along the Clearwater River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 3,909 ft, the Clearwater R Ab Trap Cr Nr T Falls.

Last Updated 2024-06-12
Streamflow 77,032.4 cfs
Percent of Normal 87.23%
Maximum 263,553.0 cfs

About the clearwater river

The Clearwater River is a major tributary of the Snake River, spanning approximately 74 miles in length. It begins in the Bitterroot Mountains of western Montana and flows through Idaho before joining the Snake River. The river played a significant role in the region's history, as it was used by the Nez Perce tribe for fishing and transportation. Today, the river is used for agricultural purposes, including irrigation and hydroelectric power, with several dams and reservoirs along its length. The most notable of these is the Dworshak Dam, which is the third tallest dam in the United States. The river is also a popular recreational destination, offering fishing, kayaking, and white-water rafting opportunities. The Clearwater National Forest is located along the river and provides ample opportunities for hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Clearwater R Ab Trap Cr Nr T Falls
USGS 14314500
80 cfs 3.78 ft 15.85
Clearwater R Blw Mowich Creek
USGS 14314700
73 cfs 4.93 ft -1.52
Clearwater River At Plummer
USGS 05078000
191 cfs 3.43 ft -10.81
Clearwater River At Orofino Id
USGS 13340000
20300 cfs 8.89 ft -9.4
Clearwater River At Red Lake Falls
USGS 05078500
418 cfs 6.46 ft -8.47
Clearwater River Nr Peck Id
USGS 13341050
26700 cfs 10.71 ft 0.36
Clearwater River At Spalding Id
USGS 13342500
27900 cfs 9.04 ft -4.86

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Clearwater River Maximum Total Discharge

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Clearwater River Year Over Year Discharge

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