MENOMINEE RIVER

MENOMINEE RIVER

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Total streamflow across the Menominee River was last observed at 11,687 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 23,181 acre-ft of water today; about 77% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 15,278 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2023-04-16 when daily discharge volume was observed at 134,600 cfs.

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 highest stage along the Menominee River, with a gauge stage of 16.37 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 8 different streamgauging stations along the Menominee River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,118 ft, the Menominee River Near Florence.

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.

July 19, 2024

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Last Updated 2024-07-18
Discharge Volume 23,181 ACRE-FT
Streamflow 11,687.0 cfs
-1171.0 cfs (-9.11%)
Percent of Normal 76.5%
Maximum 134,600.0 cfs
2023-04-16
Seasonal Avg 15,278 cfs
Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Menominee River Near Florence
USGS 04063000
997 cfs 3.5 ft 9.8
Menominee River At Twin Falls Near Iron Mt
USGS 04063500
3420 cfs 16.37 ft
Menominee River At Niagara
USGS 04065106
1190 cfs 5.28 ft -7.75
Menominee River Near Vulcan
USGS 04065722
1900 cfs 5.9 ft -5.94
Menominee River Below Pemene Creek Near Pembine
USGS 04066003
1940 cfs 7.64 ft -6.73
Menominee River At White Rapids Dam Near Banat
USGS 04066030
2020 cfs 7.04 ft -1.46
Menominee River At Koss
USGS 04066800
1190 cfs 10.18 ft -30.41
Menominee River Near Mc Allister
USGS 04067500
2450 cfs 9.47 ft -12.5

Regional Streamflow

23

Cubic Feet Per Second

244

Cubic Feet Per Second

457

Cubic Feet Per Second

667

Cubic Feet Per Second

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The Menominee River is a river in northwestern Michigan and northeastern Wisconsin in the United States. It is approximately 116 miles (187 km) long, draining a rural forested area of northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan into Lake Michigan. Its entire course, with that of its tributary, the Brule River, forms part of the boundary between the two states.



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