Ouachita River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Ouachita River Levels

September 22 2023

5,178 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+34.1 cfs (+1.32%) since yesterday
72.51% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Ouachita River was last observed at 2,611 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 5,178 acre-ft of water today; about 73% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 3,600 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2018-03-01 when daily discharge volume was observed at 141,300 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Ouachita River At Camden reporting a streamflow rate of 2,290 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Ouachita River, with a gauge stage of 7.01 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Ouachita River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 658 ft, the Ouachita River Near Mount Ida.

Last Updated 2023-09-22
Streamflow 2,610.5 cfs
Percent of Normal 72.51%
Maximum 141,300.0 cfs

About the ouachita river

The Ouachita River is a 605-mile-long river that runs through Arkansas and Louisiana. The river has a rich history, as it was a major transportation route for Native Americans and early settlers. The hydrology of the river is unique, as it flows through the Ouachita Mountains and the Gulf Coastal Plain, creating a diverse landscape. The river is home to several dams and reservoirs, including Lake Ouachita and Lake Hamilton, which provide hydroelectric power, flood control, and recreational opportunities. The Ouachita River is also used for irrigation and agriculture in the region. Recreational activities such as fishing, canoeing, and camping are popular along the river, and it is home to diverse wildlife, including eagles, alligators, and river otters.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Ouachita River Near Mount Ida
USGS 07356000
23 cfs 2.29 ft 5.14
Ouachita River At Remmel Dam Above Jones Mill
USGS 07359002
298 cfs 2.69 ft -2.3
Ouachita River At Camden
USGS 07362000
2290 cfs 7.01 ft 1.78

Peak Annual Discharge

Ouachita River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Ouachita River Year Over Year Discharge

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