Methow River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Methow River Levels

June 20 2024

12,534 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-394.0 cfs (-5.87%) since yesterday
50.09% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Methow River was last observed at 6,319 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 12,534 acre-ft of water today; about 50% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 12,615 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2023-05-06 when daily discharge volume was observed at 64,920 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Methow River Near Pateros reporting a streamflow rate of 2,320 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Methow River Above Goat Creek Near Mazama with a gauge stage of 15.19 ft. This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Methow River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 2,053 ft, the Methow River Above Goat Creek Near Mazama.

Last Updated 2024-06-20
Streamflow 6,319.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 50.09%
Maximum 64,920.0 cfs

About the methow river

The Methow River is a tributary of the Columbia River and runs for approximately 80 miles through Washington State. The river was used by the Native American tribes for fishing and irrigation, and later by settlers for agriculture and mining. Today, the river is used primarily for recreational purposes such as fishing, kayaking, and rafting. The river is fed by snowmelt and has a hydrology that varies throughout the year. There are two major dams on the Methow River, the Methow Dam and the Alta Dam, which provide hydroelectric power to the region. The river is also important for agriculture, with farmers using water from the river to irrigate their crops. Overall, the Methow River is an important natural resource for the region, providing both recreational opportunities and essential water resources for agriculture.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Methow River Above Goat Creek Near Mazama
USGS 12447383
799 cfs 15.19 ft -1.72
Methow River At Winthrop
USGS 12448500
1430 cfs 11.8 ft -5.92
Methow River At Twisp
USGS 12449500
1770 cfs 0.82 ft -5.85
Methow River Near Pateros
USGS 12449950
2320 cfs 3.95 ft -7.2

Peak Annual Discharge

Methow River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Methow River Year Over Year Discharge

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