Kennebec River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Kennebec River Levels

September 21 2023

80,648 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-11490.0 cfs (-22.03%) since yesterday
381.23% of Normal 3 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Kennebec River was last observed at 40,660 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 80,648 acre-ft of water today; about 381% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 10,666 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2023-05-02 when daily discharge volume was observed at 143,060 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Kennebec River At North Sidney reporting a streamflow rate of 24,400 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Kennebec River, with a gauge stage of 10.91 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Kennebec River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 581 ft, the Kennebec River At The Forks.

Last Updated 2023-09-21
Streamflow 40,660.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 381.23%
Maximum 143,060.0 cfs

About the kennebec river

The Kennebec River is a 170-mile-long river in Maine, flowing from Moosehead Lake to the Atlantic Ocean. It was historically significant for its role in the logging industry and the development of hydroelectric power. The river is home to several reservoirs, including the Wyman Dam and the Indian Pond Dam, that are used for hydroelectric power generation. The most significant dam on the river is the 1,275-foot-long Edwards Dam, which was removed in 1999 to restore the river's natural ecology. The Kennebec River is also popular for recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and whitewater rafting. It is a major source of water for agriculture in the region, providing irrigation for crops such as potatoes, corn, and blueberries.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Kennebec River At The Forks
USGS 01042500
4960 cfs 4.8 ft 111.06
Kennebec River At Bingham
USGS 01046500
11300 cfs 9.6 ft 9.71
Kennebec River At North Sidney
USGS 01049265
24400 cfs 10.91 ft -38.23

Peak Annual Discharge

Kennebec River Maximum Total Discharge

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Kennebec River Year Over Year Discharge

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