Dismal River

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Dismal River Levels

June 5 2023

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the reporting a streamflow rate of cfs. This is also the deepest point on the Dismal River, with a gage stage of ft. This river is monitored from 1 different streamgauging stations along the Dismal River, the highest being perched at an elevation of ft, the .

River Summary: The Dismal River is a 70-mile river in Nebraska, USA. It is a tributary of the Middle Loup River and is known for its scenic beauty and recreational opportunities. The river flows through the Sandhills region and has a long history of human habitation, dating back to prehistoric times. It was an important source of water and food for Native American tribes and later for settlers who established ranches and farms along its banks. The river is fed by several small creeks and springs, and its flow is influenced by irrigation withdrawals and precipitation. There are several reservoirs along the river, including the Switzer Reservoir and the Merritt Reservoir, which provide water for irrigation and recreation. The Dismal River is a popular destination for fishing, kayaking, and camping, and it supports a variety of wildlife, including fish, birds, and mammals.

Area Surface Flows

Streamgauge Streamflow River Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Dismal River Near Thedford
USGS 06775900
282 cfs 2.16 ft -2.08

Dismal River Peak Annual Discharge

Dismal River maximum total discharge

Dismal River Seasonal Comparison

Year over year discharge

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