Current River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Current River Levels

October 4 2023

5,193 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-10.0 cfs (-0.38%) since yesterday
87.46% of Normal 3 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Current River was last observed at 2,618 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 5,193 acre-ft of water today; about 87% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 2,993 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2015-12-30 when daily discharge volume was observed at 119,390 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Current River At Doniphan reporting a streamflow rate of 1,430 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Current River At Van Buren with a gauge stage of 2.9 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Current River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 780 ft, the Current River Above Akers.

Last Updated 2023-10-04
Streamflow 2,618.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 87.46%
Maximum 119,390.0 cfs

About the current river

The Current River is a scenic waterway located in the Ozarks of southern Missouri. The river stretches 184 miles from the Ozark National Forest to the Arkansas border, making it the seventh largest river in Missouri. The river's hydrology is unique due to its numerous springs, which provide a constant flow of clean water throughout the year. The river is home to several reservoirs and dams, including Clearwater Lake and Wappapello Dam. These structures are used for flood control and provide recreation opportunities such as boating, fishing, and camping. The river is also an important source of water for agriculture, providing irrigation for crops such as rice and cotton. The Current River has a rich history, including being used by Native Americans for transportation and trade, and later by European settlers for logging and transportation. Today, the river is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and tourists seeking natural beauty and adventure.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Current River Above Akers
USGS 07064533
229 cfs 0.66 ft 0
Current River At Van Buren
USGS 07067000
959 cfs 2.9 ft 0
Current River At Doniphan
USGS 07068000
1430 cfs 0.02 ft -0.69

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