Missouri River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Missouri River Levels

April 16 2024

1,164,896 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-27150.0 cfs (-4.42%) since yesterday
65.27% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Missouri River was last observed at 587,300 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,164,896 acre-ft of water today; about 65% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 899,800 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-05-31 when daily discharge volume was observed at 3,557,200 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Missouri River At St. Charles reporting a streamflow rate of 54,900 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Missouri River At Decatur with a gauge stage of 20.96 ft. This river is monitored from 25 different streamgauging stations along the Missouri River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 3,911 ft, the Missouri River At Toston Mt.

Last Updated 2024-04-16
Streamflow 587,300.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 65.27%
Maximum 3,557,200.0 cfs
2019-05-31

About the missouri river


The Missouri River is the longest river in North America, stretching over 2,341 miles from Montana to Missouri. It has been an integral part of American history, serving as a major transportation route for fur traders, pioneers, and explorers. The river's hydrology has been significantly altered by the construction of various reservoirs and dams, including the Garrison Dam, Oahe Dam, and Fort Peck Dam. These dams have helped with flood control, irrigation, and hydroelectric power generation. The Missouri River also holds significant recreational and agricultural value, with many communities relying on it for fishing, boating, and irrigation. The river and its tributaries provide habitat for a variety of fish species, including catfish, bass, and walleye. The Missouri River remains an important part of American history and continues to play a vital role in the lives of many communities today.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Missouri River At Toston Mt
USGS 06054500
6600 cfs 5.6 ft 14.38
Missouri River Bl Hauser Lake Nr Helena Mt
USGS 06065500
3650 cfs 3.54 ft 0.27
Missouri River Bl Holter Dam Nr Wolf Cr Mt
USGS 06066500
3600 cfs 2.44 ft 1.98
Missouri River At Cascade Mt
USGS 06074000
4460 cfs 6.85 ft 2.29
Missouri River Near Ulm Mt
USGS 06078200
4610 cfs 4.04 ft 0.22
Missouri River Near Great Falls Mt
USGS 06090300
5450 cfs 3.31 ft 5.01
Missouri River At Fort Benton Mt
USGS 06090800
5620 cfs 2.29 ft 3.31
Missouri River At Virgelle Mt
USGS 06109500
6120 cfs 3.44 ft 0.82
Missouri River Near Landusky Mt
USGS 06115200
6380 cfs 14.18 ft 1.27
Missouri River Near Wolf Point Mt
USGS 06177000
5960 cfs 9.95 ft -7.31
Missouri River Near Culbertson Mt
USGS 06185500
6410 cfs 2.58 ft 2.07
Missouri River At Bismarck
USGS 06342500
16200 cfs 4.65 ft -1.22
Missouri River At Sioux City
USGS 06486000
32700 cfs 12.45 ft 4.47
Missouri River At Decatur
USGS 06601200
32200 cfs 20.96 ft 1.9
Missouri River At Omaha
USGS 06610000
34200 cfs 15.17 ft 0.29
Missouri River At Nebraska City
USGS 06807000
40700 cfs 10.39 ft -1.69
Missouri River At Rulo
USGS 06813500
43100 cfs 8.18 ft 0.23
Missouri River At St. Joseph
USGS 06818000
43300 cfs 7.39 ft 1.88
Missouri River At Kansas City
USGS 06893000
43100 cfs 9.79 ft -1.15
Missouri River At Waverly
USGS 06895500
44700 cfs 11 ft -0.89
Missouri River At Glasgow
USGS 06906500
46800 cfs 11.37 ft -3.11
Missouri River At Boonville
USGS 06909000
48600 cfs 7.33 ft -2.21
Missouri River At Jefferson City
USGS 06910450
47400 cfs 5.74 ft -0.21
Missouri River At Hermann
USGS 06934500
52800 cfs 5.5 ft -0.94
Missouri River At St. Charles
USGS 06935965
54900 cfs 10.31 ft -1.61

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