Crooked River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Crooked River Levels

September 21 2023

2,870 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-104.0 cfs (-6.71%) since yesterday
94.74% of Normal 3 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Crooked River was last observed at 1,447 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 2,870 acre-ft of water today; about 95% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,527 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2021-06-26 when daily discharge volume was observed at 12,971 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Crooked River Below Opal Springs reporting a streamflow rate of 1,250 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Crooked River Near Richmond with a gauge stage of 4.92 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Crooked River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 2,195 ft, the Crooked River Blw Osborne Canyon.

Last Updated 2023-09-21
Streamflow 1,447.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 94.74%
Maximum 12,971.0 cfs

About the crooked river

The Crooked River is located in central Oregon and runs for approximately 125 miles. The river's hydrology has been significantly altered by the construction of dams and reservoirs, including the Bowman Dam and the Prineville Reservoir. These structures have helped to regulate water flow and provide irrigation for agriculture in the area. The Crooked River is also a popular recreational destination, with opportunities for fishing, hiking, and camping. The river has a rich history, having been used by Native American tribes for thousands of years and serving as a crucial resource for early settlers and pioneers. Today, the Crooked River remains an important part of the region's economy and ecology, supporting diverse wildlife and providing vital water resources for local communities.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Crooked River Blw Osborne Canyon
USGS 14087380
197 cfs 2.28 ft -6.64
Crooked River Below Opal Springs
USGS 14087400
1250 cfs 1.86 ft -6.72
Crooked River Near Richmond
USGS 06895000
0 cfs 4.92 ft -2.86

Peak Annual Discharge

Crooked River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Crooked River Year Over Year Discharge

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