Lackawanna River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Lackawanna River Levels

June 13 2024

810 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-39.4 cfs (-8.8%) since yesterday
63.34% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Lackawanna River was last observed at 408 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 810 acre-ft of water today; about 63% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 645 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2021-09-02 when daily discharge volume was observed at 21,345 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Lackawanna R Bl Leggetts Creek At Scranton reporting a streamflow rate of 142 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Lackawanna River At Old Forge with a gauge stage of 2.47 ft. This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Lackawanna River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,553 ft, the Lackawanna River Near Forest City.

Last Updated 2024-06-13
Streamflow 408.4 cfs
Percent of Normal 63.34%
Maximum 21,344.8 cfs
2021-09-02

About the lackawanna river


The Lackawanna River is a 40-mile-long river in northeastern Pennsylvania that flows through Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties. The river has a rich history, serving as the main transportation route for the coal industry in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Lackawanna River watershed covers 310 square miles and includes several small streams and tributaries. The river is dammed at several points, with the most significant reservoirs being the Stillwater Reservoir and the Chapman Lake Reservoir. These dams provide drinking water to the surrounding communities. In recent years, there have been efforts to restore the river's ecological health and promote recreational activities such as kayaking, fishing, and birdwatching. The river also supports agricultural operations, with several farms located along its banks.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Lackawanna River Near Forest City
USGS 01534300
31 cfs 1.87 ft -12.29
Lackawanna River At Archbald
USGS 01534500
105 cfs 2.14 ft -9.48
Lackawanna R Bl Leggetts Creek At Scranton
USGS 01534860
142 cfs 1.89 ft -4.7
Lackawanna River At Old Forge
USGS 01536000
130 cfs 2.47 ft -11.56

Peak Annual Discharge

Lackawanna River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Lackawanna River Year Over Year Discharge


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