Kinnickinnic River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Kinnickinnic River Levels

April 16 2024


Discharge Volume Today
-1.0 cfs (-0.88%) since yesterday
88.34% of Normal 2 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Kinnickinnic River was last observed at 113 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 224 acre-ft of water today; about 88% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 128 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-09-13 when daily discharge volume was observed at 4,943 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Kinnickinnic River Near River Falls reporting a streamflow rate of 113 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Kinnickinnic River, with a gauge stage of 8.12 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the Kinnickinnic River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 703 ft, the Kinnickinnic River Near River Falls.

Last Updated 2024-04-15
Streamflow 113.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 88.34%
Maximum 4,943.0 cfs

About the kinnickinnic river

The Kinnickinnic River, also known as the Kinni, is a 22-mile-long river that runs through western Wisconsin, starting in St. Croix County and flowing into the St. Croix River near River Falls. The river is known for its crystal-clear water, which is the result of the local limestone geology. The river has a rich history, with the Ojibwe people using it for travel and fishing before European settlement. Hydrologically, the river is fed by several tributaries, including the Rush River, and is dammed at the confluence of the South and North Forks. There are several dams along the river, including the Mill Pond Dam and the Powell Falls Dam. The river is a popular destination for recreational activities, including fishing, kayaking, and hiking. The surrounding agricultural land is used for farming and raising livestock.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Kinnickinnic River Near River Falls
USGS 05342000
113 cfs 8.12 ft -0.88
Kinnickinnic River @ S. 11th Street @ Milwaukee
USGS 04087159
8 cfs 6.23 ft -6.13

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Kinnickinnic River Maximum Total Discharge

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Kinnickinnic River Year Over Year Discharge

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