Myakka River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Myakka River Levels

September 27 2023

3,145 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-29.2 cfs (-1.81%) since yesterday
65.08% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Myakka River was last observed at 1,586 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 3,145 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 2,436 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2022-09-30 when daily discharge volume was observed at 35,070 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Myakka River Near Sarasota Fl reporting a streamflow rate of 539 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Myakka River Upst From Youngs Ck Nr Myakka City Fl with a gauge stage of 44.74 ft. This river is monitored from 5 different streamgauging stations along the Myakka River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 71 ft, the Myakka River Upst From Youngs Ck Nr Myakka City Fl.

Last Updated 2023-09-27
Streamflow 1,585.6 cfs
Percent of Normal 65.08%
Maximum 35,070.0 cfs

About the myakka river

The Myakka River is a 68-mile-long river located in southwestern Florida. It is one of the oldest and most scenic rivers in the state and has been used by humans for over 12,000 years. The river is fed by several small tributaries and is known for its unique hydrology, including the presence of sinkholes and underground rivers. There are no major reservoirs or dams on the river, but the state of Florida has set aside large portions of the river as protected areas for recreational use. The river is popular for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing, and is also used for agricultural purposes, including cattle grazing and citrus farming. Despite being threatened by pollution and development, the Myakka River remains an important natural resource and a popular destination for visitors to Florida.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Myakka River Upst From Youngs Ck Nr Myakka City Fl
USGS 02298488
78 cfs 44.74 ft 27.63
Myakka River Near Myakka City Fl
USGS 02298554
235 cfs 10.18 ft -5.24
Myakka River At Myakka City Fl
USGS 02298608
300 cfs 8.68 ft 3.81
Myakka River Near Sarasota Fl
USGS 02298830
539 cfs 6.26 ft -2.53
Myakka River At Control Near Laurel Fl
USGS 02298880
434 cfs 7.5 ft -6.47

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