FRASER RIVER

FRASER RIVER

River Levels Streamgages Weather


Total streamflow across the Fraser River was last observed at 136 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 269 acre-ft of water today; about 53% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 257 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2014-05-31 when daily discharge volume was observed at 2,549 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Fraser River Blw Crooked Cr At Tabernash Co reporting a streamflow rate of 120 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Fraser River, with a gauge stage of 2.7 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Fraser River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 9,539 ft, the Fraser River At Upper Sta.

The Fraser River is the longest river in British Columbia, Canada, stretching over 1,375 km from its source in the Rocky Mountains to its mouth at the Strait of Georgia. The river is named after Simon Fraser, an explorer who mapped the river in the early 1800s. The Fraser River is a significant source of water for irrigation and hydroelectric power, with several reservoirs and dams along its course, including the W.A.C. Bennett Dam and the Site C Dam. The river also supports a thriving agricultural industry in the Fraser Valley, producing fruits and vegetables for local and international markets. Recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and swimming are popular along the river, which is home to several species of salmon and trout. The Fraser River has significant cultural and historical importance to Indigenous peoples, who have relied on its resources for thousands of years.

July 18, 2024

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Last Updated 2024-07-18
Discharge Volume 269 ACRE-FT
Streamflow 135.7 cfs
-10.4 cfs (-7.12%)
Percent of Normal 52.77%
Maximum 2,549.0 cfs
2014-05-31
Seasonal Avg 257 cfs
Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Fraser River At Upper Sta
USGS 09022000
16 cfs 1.09 ft -2.48
Fraser River At Winter Park
USGS 09024000
10 cfs 0.85 ft 0
Fraser River Blw Crooked Cr At Tabernash Co
USGS 09033300
120 cfs 2.7 ft -7.69

Regional Streamflow

8

Cubic Feet Per Second

43

Cubic Feet Per Second

96

Cubic Feet Per Second

288

Cubic Feet Per Second

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The Fraser River is the longest river within British Columbia, Canada, rising at Fraser Pass near Blackrock Mountain in the Rocky Mountains and flowing for 1,375 kilometres (854 mi), into the Strait of Georgia at the city of Vancouver. It is the 11th longest river in Canada. The river's annual discharge at its mouth is 112 cubic kilometres (27 cu mi) or 3,550 cubic metres per second (125,000 cu ft/s), and it discharges 20 million tons of sediment into the ocean.



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