Elkhorn River

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Elkhorn River Levels

June 9 2023

4,145 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-49.1 cfs (-2.3%) since yesterday
25.86% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Elkhorn River was last observed at 2090 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 4145 acre-ft of water today; about 26% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 8081 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 100,230 cfs on 2019-03-18.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Elkhorn River At Waterloo reporting a streamflow rate of 680 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Elkhorn River At Pilger with a gage stage of 6.44 ft. This river is monitored from 5 different streamgauging stations along the Elkhorn River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 1,842 ft, the Elkhorn River At Ewing.

River Summary: The Elkhorn River is a tributary of the Platte River, located in eastern Nebraska, United States. The river is approximately 290 miles long and has several reservoirs including Carter Lake, Lake Wanahoo, and Sherman Reservoir. The river was once a major route for fur traders and pioneers heading west. Today, it is an important source of water for irrigation and has several hydroelectric dams along its length. The river is also a popular destination for recreational activities such as fishing, kayaking, and tubing. The Elkhorn River provides habitat for several species of fish, including catfish, bass, and carp, and is a significant source of water for agricultural uses in the region.

Last Updated 2023-06-09
Streamflow 2,089.8 cfs
Percent Normal 25.86%
Maximum 100,230.0 cfs

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