Little Menomonee River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Little Menomonee River Levels

April 20 2024


Discharge Volume Today
-14.38 cfs (-35.68%) since yesterday
83.86% of Normal 2 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Little Menomonee River was last observed at 26 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 51 acre-ft of water today; about 84% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 31 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2024-04-03 when daily discharge volume was observed at 547 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Little Menomonee River At Milwaukee reporting a streamflow rate of 16.5 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Little Menomonee River, with a gauge stage of 4.25 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the Little Menomonee River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 729 ft, the Little Menomonee River Near Freistadt.

Last Updated 2024-04-20
Streamflow 25.92 cfs
Percent of Normal 83.86%
Maximum 547.0 cfs

About the little menomonee river

The Little Menomonee River is a 14-mile river located in southeastern Wisconsin that runs between Menomonee Falls and Milwaukee. Historically, the river was used for milling and other industrial activities. Today, it is primarily used for recreation and agriculture. The river is fed by numerous tributaries, including the Little Menomonee Creek and the Mequon Creek. It is also home to several reservoirs and dams, including the Little Menomonee River Dam and the Silver Spring Dam. These dams help to control the flow of the river and provide water for agricultural and recreational purposes. The Little Menomonee River is a popular destination for fishing, kayaking, and canoeing, and it is home to a variety of aquatic wildlife, including bass, trout, and pike.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Little Menomonee River Near Freistadt
USGS 04087050
9 cfs 2.42 ft -17.37
Little Menomonee River At Milwaukee
USGS 04087070
17 cfs 4.25 ft -42.91

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Little Menomonee River Maximum Total Discharge

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Little Menomonee River Year Over Year Discharge

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