Nodaway River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Nodaway River Levels

September 27 2023


Discharge Volume Today
+37.0 cfs (+26.33%) since yesterday
9.74% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Nodaway River was last observed at 178 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 352 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 1,823 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-05-29 when daily discharge volume was observed at 102,600 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Nodaway River Near Graham reporting a streamflow rate of 68.2 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Nodaway River At Clarinda with a gauge stage of 10.55 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Nodaway River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 966 ft, the Nodaway River At Clarinda.

Last Updated 2023-09-27
Streamflow 177.5 cfs
Percent of Normal 9.74%
Maximum 102,600.0 cfs

About the nodaway river

The Nodaway River is a 69-mile-long tributary of the Missouri River in Missouri and Iowa. It was first explored by European settlers in the early 1800s and played a significant role in the region's transportation industry during the 19th century. Today, it serves as a source of irrigation for agriculture, and several reservoirs and dams have been built along its course, including the Nodaway Valley and West Nodaway reservoirs. The river also provides recreational opportunities such as fishing, canoeing, and camping, and is home to several species of fish and wildlife. However, the Nodaway River has been subject to flooding, with the most severe flood event occurring in 1993, causing significant damage to surrounding communities.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Nodaway River At Clarinda
USGS 06817000
50 cfs 10.55 ft -22.69
Nodaway River Near Burlington Jct
USGS 06817500
59 cfs 3.52 ft 4.96
Nodaway River Near Graham
USGS 06817700
68 cfs 0.38 ft -9.91

Peak Annual Discharge

Nodaway River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Nodaway River Year Over Year Discharge

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