Patoka River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Patoka River Levels

June 13 2024


Discharge Volume Today
-2.2 cfs (-0.78%) since yesterday
17.95% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Patoka River was last observed at 281 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 557 acre-ft of water today; about 18% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,564 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2017-05-06 when daily discharge volume was observed at 21,990 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Patoka River Near Princeton reporting a streamflow rate of 134 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Patoka River At Winslow with a gauge stage of 8 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Patoka River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 458 ft, the Patoka River At Jasper.

Last Updated 2024-06-13
Streamflow 280.8 cfs
Percent of Normal 17.95%
Maximum 21,990.0 cfs

About the patoka river

The Patoka River flows for approximately 167 miles through southern Indiana, and is a tributary of the Wabash River. The river has a rich history dating back to the prehistoric era, and played a significant role in the region's early settlement and economic development. The Patoka River is fed by several tributaries, including the Little Patoka and Gillies Creek, and features several man-made reservoirs and dams, including the Patoka Lake Reservoir and the Jasper City Dam. These reservoirs provide recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and swimming, as well as agricultural and industrial water supply. The Patoka River is also home to various species of fish, including bass and catfish, making it a popular destination for anglers.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Patoka River At Jasper
USGS 03375500
48 cfs 5.42 ft -2.43
Patoka River At Winslow
USGS 03376300
99 cfs 8 ft 0
Patoka River Near Princeton
USGS 03376500
134 cfs 3.26 ft -0.74

Peak Annual Discharge

Patoka River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Patoka River Year Over Year Discharge

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