Little Wabash River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Little Wabash River Levels

April 16 2024

24,309 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-1979.0 cfs (-13.9%) since yesterday
143.46% of Normal 3 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Little Wabash River was last observed at 12,256 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 24,309 acre-ft of water today; about 143% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 8,543 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2011-05-03 when daily discharge volume was observed at 68,271 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Little Wabash River At Carmi reporting a streamflow rate of 10,300 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Little Wabash River, with a gauge stage of 25.49 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Little Wabash River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 542 ft, the Little Wabash River Near Effingham.

Last Updated 2024-04-16
Streamflow 12,256.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 143.46%
Maximum 68,271.0 cfs
2011-05-03

About the little wabash river


The Little Wabash River is a tributary of the Wabash River in southern Illinois, stretching 240 miles from its source to its confluence with the Wabash River. The river has a rich history, as it was used for transportation and trade by Native Americans and European settlers in the 1800s. It is also a vital source of water for agriculture in the region, with many farmers relying on it for irrigation. The river has several reservoirs and dams, including the Lake Sara Dam, which is used for flood control and recreation. The river's hydrology has been impacted by human activities, including agriculture and urbanization, leading to issues with water quality and sedimentation. Despite this, the Little Wabash River remains a popular destination for fishing, boating, and other recreational activities.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Little Wabash River Near Effingham
USGS 03378635
166 cfs 11.08 ft -22.79
Little Wabash River Below Clay City
USGS 03379500
1790 cfs 14.43 ft -51.88
Little Wabash River At Carmi
USGS 03381500
10300 cfs 25.49 ft 0

Peak Annual Discharge

Little Wabash River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Little Wabash River Year Over Year Discharge


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