Maple River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Maple River Levels

September 21 2023


Discharge Volume Today
-28.53 cfs (-15.29%) since yesterday
34.03% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Maple River was last observed at 158 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 314 acre-ft of water today; about 34% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 465 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 Maple Rapids reporting a streamflow rate of 67 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Maple River Bl Mapleton with a gauge stage of 8.67 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 2023-09-21
Streamflow 158.09 cfs
Percent of Normal 34.03%
Maximum 18,300.0 cfs

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
4 cfs 1.43 ft -11.29
Maple River Nr Hope
USGS 05059600
0 cfs 2.58 ft None
Maple River At Mapleton
USGS 06607200
37 cfs 3.92 ft -3.66
Maple River Nr Enderlin
USGS 05059700
29 cfs 2.53 ft -35.36
Maple River Nr Mapleton
USGS 05060000
6 cfs 7.93 ft -21.35
Maple River Bl Mapleton
USGS 05060100
16 cfs 8.67 ft -6.55
Maple River At Maple Rapids
USGS 04115000
67 cfs 4.07 ft -10.9

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