River Levels Streamgages Weather

Total streamflow across the Crooked River was last observed at 1,326 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 2,630 acre-ft of water today; about 94% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,404 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 1,150 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Crooked River Near Richmond with a gauge stage of 5.77 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.

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.

July 20, 2024







Last Updated 2024-07-20
Discharge Volume 2,630 ACRE-FT
Streamflow 1,326.0 cfs
-183.0 cfs (-12.13%)
Percent of Normal 94.45%
Maximum 12,971.0 cfs
Seasonal Avg 1,404 cfs
Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Crooked River Blw Osborne Canyon
USGS 14087380
176 cfs 2.21 ft -11.56
Crooked River Below Opal Springs
USGS 14087400
1150 cfs 1.63 ft -12.21
Crooked River Near Richmond
USGS 06895000
15 cfs 5.77 ft -39.02

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The Crooked River, officially designated as a creek, is an open mature wave dominated barrier estuary located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia.

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