Meramec River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Meramec River Levels

June 20 2024

6,912 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-278.6 cfs (-7.4%) since yesterday
35.64% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Meramec River was last observed at 3,485 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 6,912 acre-ft of water today; about 36% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 9,779 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2015-12-30 when daily discharge volume was observed at 227,910 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Meramec River Near Eureka reporting a streamflow rate of 1,510 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Meramec River, with a gauge stage of 3.74 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 5 different streamgauging stations along the Meramec River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 877 ft, the Meramec River At Cook Station.

Last Updated 2024-06-20
Streamflow 3,484.8 cfs
Percent of Normal 35.64%
Maximum 227,910.0 cfs

About the meramec river

The Meramec River is a 218-mile-long tributary of the Mississippi River that flows through eastern Missouri. The river has played a significant role in the history of the region, serving as a transportation route for Native Americans and early settlers. The river has also been the site of several notable floods, including the devastating floods of 1993 and 2015. The river's hydrology is influenced by numerous tributaries, including the Bourbeuse and Big Rivers. The Meramec River is home to several reservoirs and dams, including the Meramec State Park Dam and the Fenton City Park Dam. These structures serve a variety of purposes, including flood control and hydroelectric power generation. The river is popular for recreational activities, including fishing, canoeing, and camping, and also supports a thriving agricultural industry.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Meramec River At Cook Station
USGS 07010350
57 cfs 2.83 ft -4.38
Meramec River Near Steelville
USGS 07013000
248 cfs 1.6 ft -6.42
Meramec River Near Sullivan
USGS 07014500
580 cfs 3.39 ft -7.79
Meramec River At Pacific
USGS 07017020
1090 cfs 0.14 ft -8.4
Meramec River Near Eureka
USGS 07019000
1510 cfs 3.74 ft -6.79

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Meramec River Maximum Total Discharge

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Meramec River Year Over Year Discharge

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