Cowanesque River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Cowanesque River Levels

October 4 2023


Discharge Volume Today
-5.3 cfs (-3.44%) since yesterday
41.77% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Cowanesque River was last observed at 149 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 295 acre-ft of water today; about 42% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 356 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2021-08-19 when daily discharge volume was observed at 34,470 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Cowanesque River Near Lawrenceville reporting a streamflow rate of 93.8 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Cowanesque River At Elkland with a gauge stage of 15.59 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Cowanesque River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,338 ft, the Cowanesque River At Westfield.

Last Updated 2023-10-04
Streamflow 148.6 cfs
Percent of Normal 41.77%
Maximum 34,470.0 cfs

About the cowanesque river

The Cowanesque River is a 47-mile-long tributary of the Tioga River in Pennsylvania and New York. It flows through the cities of Westfield, Knoxville, and Lawrenceville. The river is named after the Cowanesque Native American tribe that inhabited the area in the past. The Cowanesque River is known for its hydroelectric power generation, with three hydroelectric dams and reservoirs along its course, namely the Cowanesque Lake, Hammond Lake, and Tioga-Hammond Lakes. These reservoirs and dams help regulate the river's flow and provide flood control. The Cowanesque River is also a popular destination for recreational activities such as fishing, kayaking, and camping. The surrounding lands are utilized for agriculture, including dairy farming, crop cultivation, and grazing.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Cowanesque River At Westfield
USGS 01518862
21 cfs 0.01 ft -5.94
Cowanesque River At Elkland
USGS 01519200
34 cfs 15.59 ft -10.47
Cowanesque River Near Lawrenceville
USGS 01520000
94 cfs 7.5 ft 0

Peak Annual Discharge

Cowanesque River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Cowanesque River Year Over Year Discharge

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