Madison River

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Madison River Levels

June 9 2023

25,986 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-770.0 cfs (-5.55%) since yesterday
102.03% of Normal 6 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Madison River was last observed at 13101 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 25986 acre-ft of water today; about 102% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 12841 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 26,220 cfs on 2011-06-25.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Madison River Bl Ennis Lake Nr Mcallister Mt reporting a streamflow rate of 3,800 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Madison River Ab Powerplant Nr Mcallister Mt with a gage stage of 7.7 ft. This river is monitored from 6 different streamgauging stations along the Madison River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 6,634 ft, the Madison River Near West Yellowstone Mt.

River Summary: 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.

Last Updated 2023-06-09
Streamflow 13,101.0 cfs
Percent Normal 102.03%
Maximum 26,220.0 cfs

Area Surface Flows

Streamgauge Streamflow River Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Madison River Near West Yellowstone Mt
USGS 06037500
771 cfs 2.19 ft 0
Madison River Bl Hebgen Lake Nr Grayling Mt
USGS 06038500
1020 cfs 1.82 ft -9.73
Madison River At Kirby Ranch Nr Cameron Mt
USGS 06038800
1780 cfs 2.48 ft -8.72
Madison River Near Cameron Mt
USGS 06040000
3200 cfs 3.52 ft -5.04
Madison River Ab Powerplant Nr Mcallister Mt
USGS 06040800
2530 cfs 7.7 ft -5.6
Madison River Bl Ennis Lake Nr Mcallister Mt
USGS 06041000
3800 cfs 4.96 ft -4.28

Madison River Peak Annual Discharge

Madison River maximum total discharge

Madison River Seasonal Comparison

Year over year discharge

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