Edwards River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Edwards River Levels

April 20 2024

2,565 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-67.0 cfs (-4.93%) since yesterday
206.77% of Normal 2 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Edwards River was last observed at 1,293 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 2,565 acre-ft of water today; about 207% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 625 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2013-03-11 when daily discharge volume was observed at 9,780 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Edwards River Near New Boston reporting a streamflow rate of 1,060 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Edwards River, with a gauge stage of 17.22 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the Edwards River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 663 ft, the Edwards River Near Orion.

Last Updated 2024-04-20
Streamflow 1,293.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 206.77%
Maximum 9,780.0 cfs
2013-03-11

About the edwards river


The Edwards River is a river located in Illinois, running for approximately 90 miles. It flows through the counties of Henry, Mercer, and Rock Island. The river is named after Ninian Edwards, a former governor of Illinois. The Edwards River is fed by numerous tributaries, including the Plum River and the Green River. The river is surrounded by agricultural land and provides irrigation for many farms in the area. There are several dams along the river, including the Edwards Station Dam and the Joslin Station Dam. These dams provide hydroelectric power and help to regulate the river's flow. The Edwards River is also popular for recreational activities such as fishing and boating.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Edwards River Near Orion
USGS 05466000
233 cfs 2.52 ft -27.19
Edwards River Near New Boston
USGS 05466500
1060 cfs 17.22 ft 1.92

Peak Annual Discharge

Edwards River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Edwards River Year Over Year Discharge


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