Maple River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Maple River Levels

June 19 2024

2,157 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+135.7 cfs (+14.26%) since yesterday
50.98% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Maple River was last observed at 1,088 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 2,157 acre-ft of water today; about 51% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 2,133 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-03-14 when daily discharge volume was observed at 18,300 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Maple River At Mapleton reporting a streamflow rate of 744 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Maple River Bl Mapleton with a gauge stage of 9.42 ft. This river is monitored from 7 different streamgauging stations along the Maple River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,371 ft, the Maple R At Nd-Sd State Line.

Last Updated 2024-06-19
Streamflow 1,087.6 cfs
Percent of Normal 50.98%
Maximum 18,300.0 cfs
2019-03-14

About the maple river


The Maple River is a 50-mile-long river in North Dakota that originates near Anamoose and flows into the Sheyenne River in Cass County. Its name comes from the abundance of sugar maple trees that used to grow along its banks. In the early 1900s, the Maple River was used for transportation and irrigation by local farmers. Today, the river is primarily used for recreation, including fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. The Maple River has several reservoirs throughout its length, including the Carpenter, Lake Juanita, and Baldhill reservoirs. The Carpenter Dam was built in 1928 and is used to regulate water levels and generate hydroelectric power. The Baldhill Dam was built in 1950 and is used for flood control. The Maple River is also used for irrigation, with several irrigation canals diverting water for agricultural use.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Maple R At Nd-Sd State Line
USGS 06471200
20 cfs 2.14 ft 59.2
Maple River Nr Hope
USGS 05059600
30 cfs 5.47 ft 1199.15
Maple River At Mapleton
USGS 06607200
744 cfs 6.52 ft 19.23
Maple River Nr Enderlin
USGS 05059700
43 cfs 2.17 ft -16.44
Maple River Nr Mapleton
USGS 05060000
71 cfs 8.44 ft -3.92
Maple River Bl Mapleton
USGS 05060100
70 cfs 9.42 ft -19.26
Maple River At Maple Rapids
USGS 04115000
109 cfs 4.08 ft 5.83

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Maple River Maximum Total Discharge

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Maple River Year Over Year Discharge


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