Manistee River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Manistee River Levels

June 13 2024

7,180 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-80.0 cfs (-2.16%) since yesterday
86.48% of Normal 3 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Manistee River was last observed at 3,620 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 7,180 acre-ft of water today; about 86% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 4,186 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2014-04-15 when daily discharge volume was observed at 13,750 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Manistee River Near Wellston reporting a streamflow rate of 1,510 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Manistee River Near Sherman with a gauge stage of 12 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Manistee River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 820 ft, the Manistee River Near Sherman.

Last Updated 2024-06-13
Streamflow 3,620.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 86.48%
Maximum 13,750.0 cfs
2014-04-15

About the manistee river


The Manistee River is a 190-mile-long river in Michigan that flows through the northern part of the state. It has a rich history, having been used by Native Americans for hunting, fishing, and transportation. The river has also been used for logging and the transportation of timber during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Manistee River is fed by numerous tributaries and flows into Lake Michigan. It is known for its clear water, which is ideal for fishing and water-based recreational activities. The river passes through several reservoirs and dams, including the Tippy Dam, Hodenpyl Dam, and the Manistee River Backwaters. These dams provide hydroelectric power and are also used for flood control.

The Manistee River is a popular destination for recreational activities, including fishing, kayaking, and camping. The area surrounding the river is also used for agriculture, with many farmers growing crops and raising livestock in the fertile land nearby. Overall, the Manistee River remains an important resource for the state of Michigan and the people who live there.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Manistee River Near Sherman
USGS 04124000
1000 cfs 12 ft -2.91
Manistee River Near Mesick
USGS 04124200
1110 cfs 3.85 ft -0.89
Manistee River Near Wellston
USGS 04125550
1510 cfs 8.7 ft -2.58

Peak Annual Discharge

Manistee River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Manistee River Year Over Year Discharge


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