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Total streamflow across the Kiamichi River was last observed at 46 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 92 acre-ft of water today; about 42% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 110 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2015-12-28 when daily discharge volume was observed at 79,400 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Kiamichi River Near Antlers reporting a streamflow rate of 28.3 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Kiamichi River Near Clayton with a gauge stage of 3.26 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Kiamichi River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 901 ft, the Kiamichi River Near Big Cedar.

The Kiamichi River is a tributary of the Red River, located in southeastern Oklahoma. It flows for approximately 165 miles, beginning in the Ouachita Mountains and traveling through forested areas, farmland, and small towns before reaching its confluence with the Red River. The river is known for its clear water and diverse fish population, making it a popular destination for fishing and kayaking enthusiasts. The river also serves as a source of irrigation for agricultural purposes, supporting local farms and ranches. The river is home to several reservoirs and dams, including the Robert S. Kerr Reservoir, which provides hydroelectric power to the surrounding area. The Kiamichi River has a rich history, having been used by Native Americans, explorers, and settlers for centuries. Today, it remains an important resource for the local community, supporting economic, recreational, and environmental activities.

July 20, 2024







Last Updated 2024-07-20
Discharge Volume 92 ACRE-FT
Streamflow 46.41 cfs
-8.66 cfs (-15.73%)
Percent of Normal 42.26%
Maximum 79,400.0 cfs
Seasonal Avg 110 cfs
Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Kiamichi River Near Big Cedar
USGS 07335700
0 cfs 2.98 ft -85.71
Kiamichi River Near Clayton
USGS 07335790
18 cfs 3.26 ft -16.59
Kiamichi River Near Antlers
USGS 07336200
28 cfs 2.01 ft -15.02

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The Kiamichi River is a river in southeastern Oklahoma. A tributary of the Red River, its headwaters rise on Pine Mountain in the Ouachita Mountains near the Arkansas border. From its source in LeFlore County, Oklahoma it flows approximately 177 miles (285 km) to its confluence with the Red River south of Hugo, Oklahoma.

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