Kalamazoo River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Kalamazoo River Levels

September 29 2023

4,108 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-59.0 cfs (-2.77%) since yesterday
77.74% of Normal 4 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Kalamazoo River was last observed at 2,071 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 4,108 acre-ft of water today; about 78% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 2,664 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 975 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Kalamazoo River, with a gauge stage of 10.49 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 2023-09-29
Streamflow 2,071.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 77.74%
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 18.01
Kalamazoo River Near Battle Creek
USGS 04105500
354 cfs 2.84 ft 5.99
Kalamazoo River At Comstock
USGS 04106000
493 cfs 3.87 ft -2.38
Kalamazoo River At New Richmond
USGS 04108660
975 cfs 10.49 ft -9.72

Peak Annual Discharge

Kalamazoo River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Kalamazoo River Year Over Year Discharge

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