East River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


East River Levels

June 21 2024

6,307 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+770.0 cfs (+31.95%) since yesterday
169.43% of Normal 3 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the East River was last observed at 3,180 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 6,307 acre-ft of water today; about 169% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,877 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-06-15 when daily discharge volume was observed at 5,780 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the East River At Almont Co. reporting a streamflow rate of 1,610 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the East River At Ct Highway Zz Near Greenleaf with a gauge stage of 5.88 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the East River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 8,444 ft, the East River Bl Cement Creek Nr Crested Butte.

Last Updated 2024-06-21
Streamflow 3,180.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 169.43%
Maximum 5,780.0 cfs
2019-06-15

About the east river


The East River is a tidal strait that flows between the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx in New York City. It is approximately 16 miles long and is one of the five boroughs' waterways. Historically, the East River was a busy and important shipping channel and played a significant role in the city's growth and development. Today, it serves as a critical source of water for the city, with numerous reservoirs and dams along its course. These include the Kensico Reservoir, which stores water from the Catskill Mountains, and the Ashokan Reservoir, which provides water to the city's residents. The river also offers a range of recreational activities, including fishing, boating, and kayaking. Agricultural use along the East River is limited due to its urban location.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
East River Bl Cement Creek Nr Crested Butte
USGS 09112200
1570 cfs 3.76 ft 31.93
East River At Almont Co.
USGS 09112500
1610 cfs 5.36 ft 31.97
East River At Ct Highway Zz Near Greenleaf
USGS 04085108
27 cfs 5.88 ft 63.64

Peak Annual Discharge

East River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

East River Year Over Year Discharge


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