Heart River Levels
June 2 2023
Discharge Volume Today-17.79 cfs (-2.51%) since yesterday
33.59% of normal • Very Low
Total streamflow across the
was last observed at
cfs, and is expected to yield approximately
acre-ft of water today; about 34%
River levels are low and may signify a drought.
Average streamflow for this time of year is
with recent peaks last observed at
River Summary: The Heart River is a 180-mile long tributary of the Missouri River located in North Dakota. It was named by early French explorers who saw the river as having the shape of a heart. The river is known for its scenic beauty, fishing opportunities, and recreational activities. The hydrology of the river is heavily influenced by the Garrison Dam, which was built in the 1950s and created Lake Sakakawea, one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the United States. The Heart River also flows through the city of Dickinson, where it is used for irrigation and agriculture. The river has a long history, with evidence of human habitation along its banks dating back thousands of years. Today, the Heart River remains an important resource for the people of North Dakota, providing water for irrigation, recreational opportunities, and scenic beauty.