Heart River

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Heart River Levels

June 2 2023

1,369 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-17.79 cfs (-2.51%) since yesterday
33.59% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Heart River was last observed at 690 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1369 acre-ft of water today; about 34% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 2055 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 28,030 cfs on 2014-04-09.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Heart River Nr Mandan reporting a streamflow rate of 236 cfs. This is also the deepest point on the Heart River, with a gage stage of 10.6 ft. This river is monitored from 5 different streamgauging stations along the Heart River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 2,452 ft, the Heart River Nr South Heart.

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.

Last Updated 2023-06-01
Streamflow 690.06 cfs
Percent Normal 33.59%
Maximum 28,030.0 cfs

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