Menominee River

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Menominee River Levels

June 6 2023

27,253 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-2440.0 cfs (-15.08%) since yesterday
57.91% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Menominee River was last observed at 13740 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 27253 acre-ft of water today; about 58% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 23728 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 134,600 cfs on 2023-04-16.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Menominee River At Twin Falls Near Iron Mt reporting a streamflow rate of 3,420 cfs. This is also the deepest point on the Menominee River, with a gage stage of 16.37 ft. This river is monitored from 8 different streamgauging stations along the Menominee River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 1,118 ft, the Menominee River Near Florence.

River Summary: The Menominee River is a 116-mile-long waterway located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Wisconsin. Historically, the river played a significant role in the Native American population's economy and culture, which included fishing, hunting, and transportation. The Menominee River is part of the hydrology of the Great Lakes system and is heavily regulated due to the presence of several dams and reservoirs. The largest reservoirs include the Michigamme Reservoir, the Peavy Pond, and the White Rapids Reservoir. These reservoirs provide hydroelectric power and flood control, which is essential for the surrounding agricultural communities. Additionally, the Menominee River is popular for recreational activities, including fishing, kayaking, and camping. The river provides a unique outdoor experience, surrounded by scenic landscapes and wildlife.

Last Updated 2023-06-06
Streamflow 13,740.0 cfs
Percent Normal 57.91%
Maximum 134,600.0 cfs

Area Surface Flows

Streamgauge Streamflow River Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Menominee River Near Florence
USGS 04063000
1340 cfs 3.96 ft -18.29
Menominee River At Twin Falls Near Iron Mt
USGS 04063500
3420 cfs 16.37 ft
Menominee River At Niagara
USGS 04065106
1960 cfs 6.16 ft -4.85
Menominee River Near Vulcan
USGS 04065722
2210 cfs 6.2 ft -6.36
Menominee River Below Pemene Creek Near Pembine
USGS 04066003
2350 cfs 7.99 ft 11.37
Menominee River At White Rapids Dam Near Banat
USGS 04066030
2600 cfs 7.44 ft 1.96
Menominee River At Koss
USGS 04066800
2820 cfs 10.51 ft 6.82
Menominee River Near Mc Allister
USGS 04067500
2810 cfs 9.73 ft 8.91

Menominee River Peak Annual Discharge

Menominee River maximum total discharge

Menominee River Seasonal Comparison

Year over year discharge

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