River Levels Streamgages Weather

Total streamflow across the Neosho River was last observed at 2,089 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 4,143 acre-ft of water today; about 10% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 21,997 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-05-24 when daily discharge volume was observed at 422,420 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Neosho River Near Langley reporting a streamflow rate of 918 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Neosho River, with a gauge stage of 12.98 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 8 different streamgauging stations along the Neosho River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,223 ft, the Neosho R At Council Grove.

The Neosho River is a 463-mile-long river that flows through Kansas and Oklahoma. The river has a rich history dating back to the 1800s when it was used for transportation and trade. Today, the river is used for agriculture and recreation. The Neosho River watershed includes several reservoirs and dams, including the John Redmond Reservoir, the Council Grove Lake, and the Fall River Lake. These reservoirs provide water for irrigation and drinking purposes and also offer recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and camping. The hydrology of the river is subject to flooding, particularly in Oklahoma where the river has caused severe damage in the past. Despite this, the Neosho River and its associated reservoirs continue to be an important resource for the region.

July 19, 2024







Last Updated 2024-07-19
Discharge Volume 4,143 ACRE-FT
Streamflow 2,089.0 cfs
-479.0 cfs (-18.65%)
Percent of Normal 9.5%
Maximum 422,420.0 cfs
Seasonal Avg 21,997 cfs
Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Neosho R At Council Grove
USGS 07179500
568 cfs 10.12 ft 0
Neosho R Nr Americus
USGS 07179730
603 cfs 5.69 ft -0.33
Neosho R At Burlington
USGS 07182510
364 cfs 6.64 ft -2.41
Neosho R Nr Iola
USGS 07183000
344 cfs 7.18 ft -2.82
Neosho R Nr Parsons
USGS 07183500
537 cfs 7.8 ft -7.41
Neosho River Near Commerce
USGS 07185000
564 cfs 2.79 ft -30.8
Neosho River Near Langley
USGS 07190500
918 cfs 12.98 ft 72.23
Neosho River Near Chouteau
USGS 07191500
370 cfs 6.3 ft 37.04

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The Neosho River is a tributary of the Arkansas River in eastern Kansas and northeastern Oklahoma in the United States. Its tributaries also drain portions of Missouri and Arkansas. The river is about 463 miles (745 km) long. Via the Arkansas, it is part of the Mississippi River watershed. Its name is an Osage word meaning "clear water."

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