Kalamazoo River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Kalamazoo River Levels

June 13 2024

5,449 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+21.0 cfs (+0.77%) since yesterday
71.34% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Kalamazoo River was last observed at 2,747 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 5,449 acre-ft of water today; about 71% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 3,850 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2018-02-23 when daily discharge volume was observed at 23,430 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Kalamazoo River At New Richmond reporting a streamflow rate of 1,380 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Kalamazoo River, with a gauge stage of 11.03 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Kalamazoo River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 882 ft, the Kalamazoo River At Marshall.

Last Updated 2024-06-13
Streamflow 2,747.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 71.34%
Maximum 23,430.0 cfs

About the kalamazoo river

The Kalamazoo River is a 166-mile-long river in Michigan, USA. The river has a rich history dating back to indigenous cultures, and later, it became a crucial transportation route for fur traders and settlers. Today, the river is primarily used for recreation, including fishing, boating, and hiking. The hydrology of the river is affected by several reservoirs and dams, including the Morrow Lake Dam and the Ceresco Dam. These dams were built for flood control and energy production, but they have also had negative impacts on the river's ecosystem, including disrupting fish migration patterns. Agriculture is also a significant use of land in the Kalamazoo River watershed, with crops such as corn and soybeans being grown in the area.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Kalamazoo River At Marshall
USGS 04103500
249 cfs 4.14 ft -2.73
Kalamazoo River Near Battle Creek
USGS 04105500
407 cfs 2.96 ft -1.21
Kalamazoo River At Comstock
USGS 04106000
711 cfs 4.26 ft -0.97
Kalamazoo River At New Richmond
USGS 04108660
1380 cfs 11.03 ft 2.99

Peak Annual Discharge

Kalamazoo River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Kalamazoo River Year Over Year Discharge

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