Ohio River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Ohio River Levels

June 13 2024

286,811 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+7600.0 cfs (+5.55%) since yesterday
65.72% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Ohio River was last observed at 144,600 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 286,811 acre-ft of water today; about 66% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 220,026 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2021-08-25 when daily discharge volume was observed at 29,203,700 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Ohio River At Old Shawneetown reporting a streamflow rate of 259,000 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Ohio River At Ironton with a gauge stage of 34.03 ft. This river is monitored from 7 different streamgauging stations along the Ohio River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 690 ft, the Ohio River At Sewickley.

Last Updated 2024-06-13
Streamflow 144,600.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 65.72%
Maximum 29,203,700.0 cfs

About the ohio river

The Ohio River is a 981-mile-long river that flows through six U.S. states. It was a significant pathway for westward expansion and played a vital role in the development of the Midwest. The river's hydrology is influenced by precipitation and snowmelt, and it is now heavily managed with a series of locks and dams to aid in navigation and control flooding. The two largest reservoirs on the river are the 50-mile-long Kinzua Dam and the 104-mile-long Barkley Dam. The river provides a source of drinking water for millions of people and supports agricultural activities such as crop irrigation. Recreation opportunities include fishing, boating, and camping along the river's banks. The Ohio River remains an important economic and cultural resource for the region.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Ohio River At Sewickley
USGS 03086000
11500 cfs 14.09 ft 12.75
Ohio River Above Sardis
USGS 03114306
12700 cfs 12.55 ft 71.46
Ohio River At Ironton
USGS 03216070
19600 cfs 34.03 ft -30.52
Ohio River At Greenup Dam Near Greenup
USGS 03216600
26000 cfs 14.1 ft 29.35
Ohio River At Markland Dam Near Warsaw
USGS 03277200
38800 cfs 14.75 ft 21.63
Ohio River At Cannelton Dam At Cannelton
USGS 03303280
36000 cfs 11.35 ft -18
Ohio River At Old Shawneetown
USGS 03381700
259000 cfs 24.58 ft 54.17

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Ohio River Maximum Total Discharge

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Ohio River Year Over Year Discharge

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