Kankakee River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Kankakee River Levels

September 27 2023

6,736 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-35.0 cfs (-1.02%) since yesterday
59.47% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Kankakee River was last observed at 3,396 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 6,736 acre-ft of water today; about 59% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 5,710 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2018-02-22 when daily discharge volume was observed at 79,130 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Kankakee River Near Wilmington reporting a streamflow rate of 849 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Kankakee River At Davis with a gauge stage of 4.78 ft. This river is monitored from 6 different streamgauging stations along the Kankakee River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 682 ft, the Kankakee River At Davis.

Last Updated 2023-09-27
Streamflow 3,396.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 59.47%
Maximum 79,130.0 cfs

About the kankakee river

The Kankakee River is a 133-mile river that flows through Indiana and Illinois. It was historically used for transportation and provided a source of water for agriculture. The river has a diverse ecosystem, with over 200 species of fish, including several endangered species. The river's hydrology has been altered by the construction of several reservoirs and dams, including the Kankakee River State Park Dam and the Wilmington Dam. These dams have been built for flood control, hydroelectric power, and recreation. The river is a popular destination for boating, fishing, and camping. The river and its surrounding wetlands also provide important habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife. Agriculturally, the river is used as a source of irrigation for corn, soybeans, and other crops.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Kankakee River At Davis
USGS 05515500
298 cfs 4.78 ft 3.11
Kankakee River At Dunns Bridge
USGS 05517500
447 cfs 1.99 ft 1.13
Kankakee River Nr Kouts
USGS 05517530
490 cfs 3.04 ft 0
Kankakee River At Shelby
USGS 05518000
642 cfs 3.71 ft 1.58
Kankakee River At Momence
USGS 05520500
670 cfs 1.25 ft -5.5
Kankakee River Near Wilmington
USGS 05527500
849 cfs 1.02 ft -2.3

Peak Annual Discharge

Kankakee River Maximum Total Discharge

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Kankakee River Year Over Year Discharge

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