-5.12 cfs (-3.09%) since yesterday
40.38% of normal
Total streamflow across the
was last observed at
cfs, and is expected to yield approximately
acre-ft of water today; about 40%
River levels are low and may signify a drought.
Average streamflow for this time of year is
with recent peaks last observed
2014-05-01 when daily discharge volume was observed at
Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the
Patuxent River Near Bowie
reporting a streamflow rate of 125 cfs.
This is also the highest stage along the Patuxent River, with a gauge stage of
4.42 ft at this location.
This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Patuxent River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 383 ft, the
Patuxent River Near Unity.
Percent of Normal
About the patuxent river
The Patuxent River is a 115-mile-long river that flows through central Maryland and empties into the Chesapeake Bay. The river has a rich history, having been used by Native American tribes and European settlers for transportation, trade, and fishing. The river is fed by several smaller streams and is home to numerous species of fish, including largemouth bass, bluegill, and catfish. The river is also home to several reservoirs and dams, including the Brighton Dam and the Duckett Dam, which provide drinking water and hydroelectric power to the area. The Patuxent River is a popular destination for recreational activities, including boating, fishing, and hiking. The river is also used for agricultural purposes, with many farms located along its banks.