Moreau River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Moreau River Levels

June 19 2024

598 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+139.1 cfs (+85.72%) since yesterday
13.59% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Moreau River was last observed at 301 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 598 acre-ft of water today; about 14% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 2,217 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2017-05-01 when daily discharge volume was observed at 32,710 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Moreau R Near Whitehorse Sd reporting a streamflow rate of 225 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Moreau River, with a gauge stage of 3.47 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Moreau River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 2,248 ft, the Moreau R Near Faith Sd.

Last Updated 2024-06-19
Streamflow 301.38 cfs
Percent of Normal 13.59%
Maximum 32,710.0 cfs
2017-05-01

About the moreau river


The Moreau River is a 200-mile-long tributary of the Missouri River that runs through Wyoming and South Dakota. It was named after Jean-Baptiste Moreau, an early French fur trader. The river's hydrology is dominated by snowmelt and summer rainfall, with peak flows occurring in May and June. The Moreau River is home to several dams, including the Shadehill Dam and Reservoir, which were built in the 1940s for flood control and water conservation purposes. The reservoir also serves as a popular recreational destination for fishing, boating, and camping. The river is also used for agricultural purposes, with irrigation canals diverting water to nearby farmland. The Moreau River has a rich history, with evidence of human habitation dating back over 10,000 years. Today, it remains an important resource for both people and wildlife in the region.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Moreau R Near Faith Sd
USGS 06359500
4 cfs 0.77 ft 0
Moreau R Near Whitehorse Sd
USGS 06360500
225 cfs 3.47 ft 291.3
Moreau River Near Jefferson City
USGS 06910750
73 cfs 1.95 ft -28.12

Peak Annual Discharge

Moreau River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Moreau River Year Over Year Discharge


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