Marmaton River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Marmaton River Levels

September 27 2023


Discharge Volume Today
-626.5 cfs (-60.94%) since yesterday
46.76% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Marmaton River was last observed at 402 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 796 acre-ft of water today; about 47% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 859 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-05-22 when daily discharge volume was observed at 39,650 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Marmaton River Near Nevada reporting a streamflow rate of 333 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Marmaton R Nr Fort Scott with a gauge stage of 8.34 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Marmaton River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 881 ft, the Marmaton R Nr Uniontown.

Last Updated 2023-09-27
Streamflow 401.5 cfs
Percent of Normal 46.76%
Maximum 39,650.0 cfs

About the marmaton river

The Marmaton River is a tributary of the Little Osage River and spans approximately 102 miles in length, flowing through southeastern Kansas and southwestern Missouri. The river originates in western Missouri and flows through Bourbon and Crawford counties in Kansas before joining the Little Osage River near Fort Scott, Kansas. The river has a rich history, being named after a Native American tribe that inhabited the area. The river is utilized for agricultural purposes, and several dams and reservoirs have been constructed on the river, including the Marmaton Reservoir, which provides irrigation for local farmers. The river also provides recreational opportunities such as fishing, boating, and camping for visitors. The hydrology of the river is characterized by seasonal fluctuations in flow due to precipitation patterns in the region.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Marmaton R Nr Uniontown
USGS 06917240
0 cfs 0.02 ft None
Marmaton R Nr Fort Scott
USGS 06917500
69 cfs 8.34 ft -63.76
Marmaton River Near Nevada
USGS 06918060
333 cfs 4.03 ft -60.31

Peak Annual Discharge

Marmaton River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Marmaton River Year Over Year Discharge

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