Heart River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Heart River Levels

April 16 2024

1,270 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-44.66 cfs (-6.52%) since yesterday
55.51% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Heart River was last observed at 640 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,270 acre-ft of water today; about 56% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,153 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2014-04-09 when daily discharge volume was observed at 28,030 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Heart River Nr Mandan reporting a streamflow rate of 275 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Heart River, with a gauge stage of 10.79 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 5 different streamgauging stations along the Heart River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 2,452 ft, the Heart River Nr South Heart.

Last Updated 2024-04-16
Streamflow 640.05 cfs
Percent of Normal 55.51%
Maximum 28,030.0 cfs

About the heart river

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.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Heart River Nr South Heart
USGS 06343000
4 cfs 2.77 ft -6.82
Heart River Nr Richardton
USGS 06345500
45 cfs 4.54 ft -7.57
Heart R Ab Lake Tschida Nr Glen Ullin
USGS 06345780
59 cfs 3.18 ft -16.48
Heart River At Stark Bridge Nr Judson
USGS 06348300
257 cfs 3.46 ft -4.46
Heart River Nr Mandan
USGS 06349000
275 cfs 10.79 ft -5.82

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Heart River Maximum Total Discharge

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Heart River Year Over Year Discharge

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