Embarras River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Embarras River Levels

June 13 2024

2,150 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-93.0 cfs (-7.9%) since yesterday
27.06% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Embarras River was last observed at 1,084 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 2,150 acre-ft of water today; about 27% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 4,006 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2015-12-30 when daily discharge volume was observed at 77,660 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Embarras River At Lawrenceville reporting a streamflow rate of 559 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Embarras River, with a gauge stage of 18.19 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Embarras River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 644 ft, the Embarras River Near Camargo.

Last Updated 2024-06-12
Streamflow 1,084.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 27.06%
Maximum 77,660.0 cfs
2015-12-30

About the embarras river


The Embarras River is a 195-mile-long tributary of the Wabash River in Illinois. It flows through a rural area and has played an important role in the history of the region, serving as a means of transportation and a source of water for agriculture. The river is fed by numerous small streams and has a relatively gentle gradient, making it ideal for recreational activities such as canoeing and fishing. Several small dams and reservoirs have been constructed on the river to regulate its flow, control flooding, and provide water for irrigation. The largest of these is Lake Shelbyville, which was built in the 1970s and covers over 11,000 acres. The reservoir has become a popular destination for boating, fishing, and camping, attracting thousands of visitors each year.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Embarras River Near Camargo
USGS 03343400
97 cfs 4.55 ft -6.48
Embarras River At Ste. Marie
USGS 03345500
409 cfs 2.48 ft -7.88
Embarras River At Lawrenceville
USGS 03346500
559 cfs 18.19 ft -8.25

Peak Annual Discharge

Embarras River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Embarras River Year Over Year Discharge


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