Little Wabash River

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Little Wabash River Levels

June 2 2023


Discharge Volume Today
-30.3 cfs (-8.46%) since yesterday
7.09% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Little Wabash River was last observed at 328 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 650 acre-ft of water today; about 7% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 4622 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 68,271 cfs on 2011-05-03.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Little Wabash River At Carmi reporting a streamflow rate of 210 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Little Wabash River Near Effingham with a gage stage of 10.6 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Little Wabash River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 542 ft, the Little Wabash River Near Effingham.

River Summary: 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.

Last Updated 2023-06-01
Streamflow 327.9 cfs
Percent Normal 7.09%
Maximum 68,271.0 cfs

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