Elkhorn River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Elkhorn River Levels

June 22 2024

17,613 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-2420.0 cfs (-21.42%) since yesterday
132.05% of Normal 5 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Elkhorn River was last observed at 8,880 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 17,613 acre-ft of water today; about 132% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 6,725 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-03-18 when daily discharge volume was observed at 100,230 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Elkhorn River At Waterloo reporting a streamflow rate of 5,320 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Elkhorn River At Pilger with a gauge stage of 7.39 ft. This river is monitored from 5 different streamgauging stations along the Elkhorn River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,842 ft, the Elkhorn River At Ewing.

Last Updated 2024-06-22
Streamflow 8,880.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 132.05%
Maximum 100,230.0 cfs
2019-03-18

About the elkhorn river


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.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Elkhorn River At Ewing
USGS 06797500
1610 cfs 5.64 ft 836.05
Elkhorn R At Norfolk Ne
USGS 06799000
745 cfs 3.37 ft -11.1
Elkhorn River At Pilger
USGS 06799315
1410 cfs 7.39 ft -17.54
Elkhorn River At West Point
USGS 06799350
1950 cfs 5.13 ft -8.02
Elkhorn River At Waterloo
USGS 06800500
5320 cfs 4.54 ft -17.65

Peak Annual Discharge

Elkhorn River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Elkhorn River Year Over Year Discharge


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