Hillsborough River

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Hillsborough River Levels

June 5 2023

1,833 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+189.2 cfs (+25.75%) since yesterday
203.3% of Normal 5 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Hillsborough River was last observed at 924 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1833 acre-ft of water today; about 203% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 455 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 16,270 cfs on 2017-09-15.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Hillsborough River Near Zephyrhills Fl reporting a streamflow rate of 413 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Hillsborough R Ab Crystal Spr Near Zephyrhills Fl with a gage stage of 53.07 ft. This river is monitored from 5 different streamgauging stations along the Hillsborough River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 118 ft, the Hillsborough R Ab Crystal Spr Near Zephyrhills Fl.

River Summary: The Hillsborough River is a 54-mile long river in western Florida that flows from the Green Swamp to Hillsborough Bay in Tampa. The river has a rich history, as it was home to Native American tribes and served as a major transportation route during the Spanish colonial era. The river is also known for its diverse hydrology, with shallow marshes, wetlands, and deep pools. The Hillsborough River is impounded by two major reservoirs, the Hillsborough River Reservoir and the Tampa Bypass Canal. These reservoirs provide flood control and water supply to the surrounding areas. The river is a popular recreational destination, with activities such as fishing, boating, and hiking available. The Hillsborough River also supports agriculture, with crops such as strawberries, blueberries, and citrus grown along its banks.

Last Updated 2023-06-05
Streamflow 924.0 cfs
Percent Normal 203.3%
Maximum 16,270.0 cfs

Area Surface Flows

Streamgauge Streamflow River Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Hillsborough R Ab Crystal Spr Near Zephyrhills Fl
USGS 02301990
72 cfs 53.07 ft 9.42
Hillsborough R Bl Crystal Spr Near Zephyrhills Fl
USGS 02302010
111 cfs 50.27 ft 0
Hillsborough River Near Zephyrhills Fl
USGS 02303000
413 cfs 3.22 ft 9.55
Hillsborough R At Morris Br Near Thonotosassa Fl
USGS 02303330
328 cfs 26.71 ft 81.22
Hillsborough River Near Tampa Fl
USGS 02304500
9 cfs 22.52 ft None

Hillsborough River Peak Annual Discharge

Hillsborough River maximum total discharge

Hillsborough River Seasonal Comparison

Year over year discharge

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