Cuyahoga River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Cuyahoga River Levels

September 21 2023

1,965 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-25.5 cfs (-2.51%) since yesterday
67.43% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Cuyahoga River was last observed at 991 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,965 acre-ft of water today; about 67% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,469 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2022-02-18 when daily discharge volume was observed at 34,687 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Cuyahoga River At Ltv Steel Cleveland Oh reporting a streamflow rate of 308 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Cuyahoga River, with a gauge stage of 70.52 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 5 different streamgauging stations along the Cuyahoga River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,096 ft, the Cuyahoga River At Hiram Rapids Oh.

Last Updated 2023-09-21
Streamflow 990.6 cfs
Percent of Normal 67.43%
Maximum 34,687.0 cfs

About the cuyahoga river

The Cuyahoga River is a 100-mile-long river that flows through northeastern Ohio, emptying into Lake Erie. Historically, the river suffered from pollution due to industrial waste, leading to a fire in 1969 that sparked the environmental movement. Since then, significant efforts have been made to clean up the river, including the removal of dams and pollutants. The river's hydrology is impacted by seasonal precipitation and snowmelt. There are several reservoirs along the river, including Lake Rockwell and Lake Milton, which provide drinking water and recreational opportunities such as boating and fishing. The river also supports agriculture, with nearby farms using the river for irrigation. The Cuyahoga River remains an important natural resource in Ohio, with ongoing efforts to protect and preserve its ecosystem.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Cuyahoga River At Hiram Rapids Oh
USGS 04202000
82 cfs 1.77 ft -1.81
Cuyahoga River At Old Portage Oh
USGS 04206000
139 cfs 2.38 ft -4.79
Cuyahoga River At Jaite Oh
USGS 04206425
194 cfs 2.32 ft -4.9
Cuyahoga River At Independence Oh
USGS 04208000
268 cfs 2.8 ft -1.11
Cuyahoga River At Ltv Steel Cleveland Oh
USGS 04208504
308 cfs 70.52 ft -1.28

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Cuyahoga River Maximum Total Discharge

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Cuyahoga River Year Over Year Discharge

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