Michigan River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Michigan River Levels

March 2 2024


Discharge Volume Today
+1.3 cfs (+4.67%) since yesterday
72.02% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Michigan River was last observed at 29 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 58 acre-ft of water today; about 72% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 40 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-06-23 when daily discharge volume was observed at 1,084 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Michigan River At Walden reporting a streamflow rate of 29.10 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Michigan River Near Cameron Pass with a gauge stage of 2.05 ft. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the Michigan River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 10,377 ft, the Michigan River Near Cameron Pass.

Last Updated 2023-10-20
Streamflow 29.13 cfs
Percent of Normal 72.02%
Maximum 1,083.9 cfs

About the michigan river

The Michigan River is a 49-mile-long river located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The river was historically used for logging, and several sawmills were established along its banks in the late 1800s. The Michigan River is fed by several tributaries, including the Sturgeon River and the East Branch of the Ontonagon River. There are several dams on the Michigan River, including the Bond Falls Dam, which creates Bond Falls Reservoir, a popular recreational area for fishing, kayaking, and picnicking. The river is also used for hydroelectric power generation, with several power plants located along its length. The Michigan River is an important source of irrigation for agriculture in the region, and several farms are located along its banks. Overall, the Michigan River is an important natural resource for the Upper Peninsula and plays a significant role in the region's history, economy, and recreational opportunities.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Michigan River Near Cameron Pass
USGS 06614800
0 cfs 2.05 ft 0
Michigan River At Walden
USGS 06617100
29 cfs 1.45 ft 4.8

Peak Annual Discharge

Michigan River Maximum Total Discharge

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Michigan River Year Over Year Discharge

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