Lackawaxen River

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Lackawaxen River Levels

October 4 2023

3,677 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-174.0 cfs (-8.58%) since yesterday
252.86% of Normal 3 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Lackawaxen River was last observed at 1,854 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 3,677 acre-ft of water today; about 253% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 733 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2021-09-02 when daily discharge volume was observed at 46,930 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Lackawaxen River At Rowland reporting a streamflow rate of 1,290 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Lackawaxen River, with a gauge stage of 5.34 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Lackawaxen River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 946 ft, the Lackawaxen River Near Honesdale.

Last Updated 2023-10-04
Streamflow 1,854.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 252.86%
Maximum 46,930.0 cfs

About the lackawaxen river

The Lackawaxen River is a tributary of the Delaware River, located in northeast Pennsylvania. The river is approximately 31 miles long and played a significant role in the development of the region during the 18th and 19th centuries, as it was used for transportation of goods and facilitated the growth of industry. Today, the river is primarily used for recreational activities, such as fishing, kayaking, and rafting. There are several reservoirs and dams along the river, including the Prompton Dam and the Lake Wallenpaupack Dam, which provide hydroelectric power and drinking water to the region. Additionally, the river supports agricultural uses, as it provides irrigation water for nearby farms. Despite being heavily utilized, efforts are being made to ensure the preservation of the natural beauty and ecological health of the Lackawaxen River.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Lackawaxen River Near Honesdale
USGS 01430000
210 cfs 1.74 ft -12.13
Lackawaxen River At Hawley
USGS 01431500
354 cfs 2.74 ft -13.45
Lackawaxen River At Rowland
USGS 01432110
1290 cfs 5.34 ft -6.52

Peak Annual Discharge

Lackawaxen River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Lackawaxen River Year Over Year Discharge

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