Madison River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Madison River Levels

September 29 2023

14,063 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+47.0 cfs (+0.67%) since yesterday
135.18% of Normal 6 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Madison River was last observed at 7,090 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 14,063 acre-ft of water today; about 135% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 5,245 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2011-06-25 when daily discharge volume was observed at 26,220 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Madison River Bl Ennis Lake Nr Mcallister Mt reporting a streamflow rate of 1,590 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Madison River Ab Powerplant Nr Mcallister Mt with a gauge stage of 6.5 ft. This river is monitored from 6 different streamgauging stations along the Madison River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 6,634 ft, the Madison River Near West Yellowstone Mt.

Last Updated 2023-09-29
Streamflow 7,090.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 135.18%
Maximum 26,220.0 cfs

About the madison river

The Madison River is a tributary of the Missouri River that runs through the states of Wyoming and Montana. It spans a length of 183 miles and is known for its blue-ribbon trout fishing. The river was named after James Madison, the fourth President of the United States.

The Madison River is fed by several tributaries, including the Firehole River and the Gibbon River, and is a vital source of irrigation for the surrounding agricultural areas. The river is also home to several hydroelectric dams, including Hebgen Dam and Madison Dam, which provide electricity to the region.

Recreationally, the Madison River offers opportunities for fishing, kayaking, and rafting, and is popular among tourists and locals alike. The river has also played a significant role in the history of the region, serving as a hunting ground for Native American tribes and as a source of transportation for early settlers. Today, the Madison River remains an important part of the cultural and economic fabric of the region.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Madison River Near West Yellowstone Mt
USGS 06037500
370 cfs 1.75 ft 1.93
Madison River Bl Hebgen Lake Nr Grayling Mt
USGS 06038500
1090 cfs 1.91 ft 0
Madison River At Kirby Ranch Nr Cameron Mt
USGS 06038800
1150 cfs 2 ft 0
Madison River Near Cameron Mt
USGS 06040000
1320 cfs 2.45 ft 3.13
Madison River Ab Powerplant Nr Mcallister Mt
USGS 06040800
1570 cfs 6.5 ft 0
Madison River Bl Ennis Lake Nr Mcallister Mt
USGS 06041000
1590 cfs 2.51 ft 0

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