Lackawanna River

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Lackawanna River Levels

June 2 2023


Discharge Volume Today
-5.8 cfs (-2.31%) since yesterday
34.84% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Lackawanna River was last observed at 246 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 487 acre-ft of water today; about 35% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 705 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 21,345 cfs on 2021-09-02.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Lackawanna River At Old Forge reporting a streamflow rate of 98.7 cfs. This is also the deepest point on the Lackawanna River, with a gage stage of 2.32 ft. This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Lackawanna River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 1,553 ft, the Lackawanna River Near Forest City.

River Summary: 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.

Last Updated 2023-06-01
Streamflow 245.6 cfs
Percent Normal 34.84%
Maximum 21,344.8 cfs

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