Patoka River

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Patoka River Levels

June 2 2023


Discharge Volume Today
+8.0 cfs (+1.75%) since yesterday
21.65% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Patoka River was last observed at 466 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 924 acre-ft of water today; about 22% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 2152 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 21,990 cfs on 2017-05-06.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Patoka River Near Princeton reporting a streamflow rate of 312 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Patoka River At Winslow with a gage stage of 9.07 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Patoka River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 458 ft, the Patoka River At Jasper.

River Summary: 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.

Last Updated 2023-06-01
Streamflow 466.0 cfs
Percent Normal 21.65%
Maximum 21,990.0 cfs

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