Juniata River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Juniata River Levels

May 21 2024

23,306 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-2890.0 cfs (-19.74%) since yesterday
84.12% of Normal 4 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Juniata River was last observed at 11,750 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 23,306 acre-ft of water today; about 84% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 13,969 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2024-04-04 when daily discharge volume was observed at 171,300 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Juniata River At Newport reporting a streamflow rate of 5,020 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Juniata River At Lewistown with a gauge stage of 5.5 ft. This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Juniata River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 602 ft, the Juniata River At Huntingdon.

Last Updated 2024-05-21
Streamflow 11,750.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 84.12%
Maximum 171,300.0 cfs
2024-04-04

About the juniata river


The Juniata River is a 104-mile-long tributary of the Susquehanna River, located in central Pennsylvania. The river has played a significant role in the region's history, serving as a transportation route for Native Americans and early settlers. The river's hydrology has been altered by several dams, including Raystown Lake, which was created in 1973 by the construction of the Raystown Dam. The lake is a popular destination for boating, fishing, and camping. The river and its tributaries also provide water for agriculture and industry, supporting the region's economy. However, the river has faced challenges such as pollution, sedimentation, and damming, requiring ongoing efforts to protect its health and biodiversity. Despite these challenges, the Juniata River remains an important natural and cultural resource in central Pennsylvania.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Juniata River At Huntingdon
USGS 01559000
1230 cfs 2.62 ft -8.89
Juniata River At Mapleton Depot
USGS 01563500
2260 cfs 4.56 ft -16.91
Juniata River At Lewistown
USGS 01564895
3240 cfs 5.5 ft -17.14
Juniata River At Newport
USGS 01567000
5020 cfs 5.16 ft -24.62

Peak Annual Discharge

Juniata River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Juniata River Year Over Year Discharge


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