Clinton River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Clinton River Levels

October 4 2023

2,097 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+334.0 cfs (+46.2%) since yesterday
4 Streamgauges

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Clinton River At Moravian Drive At Mt. Clemens reporting a streamflow rate of 347 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Clinton River At Sterling Heights with a gauge stage of 8.41 ft. This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Clinton River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 846 ft, the Clinton River At Auburn Hills.

Last Updated 2023-10-04
Streamflow 1,057.0 cfs
Maximum 12,416.0 cfs

About the clinton river

The Clinton River is a 79-mile-long river that flows through southeastern Michigan, starting in northern Oakland County and ending in Lake St. Clair. The river was named after DeWitt Clinton, a former governor of New York. The river is part of the larger Lake St. Clair watershed and is fed by numerous tributaries.

There are several reservoirs along the Clinton River, including the Yates Cider Mill Reservoir, the Sylvan Glen Lake, and the Dodge #4 State Park Reservoir. Additionally, there are several dams on the river, including the Auburn Hills Municipal Dam, the Lake Oakland Dam, and the Yates Cider Mill Dam.

The Clinton River is a popular spot for recreational activities, including kayaking, fishing, and nature hikes. The river also serves as a water source for several communities in the area and is used for agricultural irrigation. Throughout its history, the Clinton River has played an important role in the development of the region, from powering mills during the Industrial Revolution to serving as a crucial transportation route.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Clinton River At Auburn Hills
USGS 04161000
167 cfs 1.96 ft 50.45
Clinton River At Sterling Heights
USGS 04161820
288 cfs 8.41 ft 74.55
Clinton River Near Fraser
USGS 04164000
255 cfs 6.45 ft 32.12
Clinton River At Moravian Drive At Mt. Clemens
USGS 04165500
347 cfs 5.73 ft 36.61

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Clinton River Maximum Total Discharge

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Clinton River Year Over Year Discharge

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