Quinebaug River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Quinebaug River Levels

April 16 2024

11,111 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-5612.0 cfs (-50.04%) since yesterday
121.49% of Normal 6 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Quinebaug River was last observed at 5,602 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 11,111 acre-ft of water today; about 121% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 4,611 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2023-12-19 when daily discharge volume was observed at 24,774 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Quinebaug River At Jewett City reporting a streamflow rate of 4,040 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Quinebaug River, with a gauge stage of 10.16 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 6 different streamgauging stations along the Quinebaug River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 614 ft, the Quinebaug R Bl E Brimfield Dam At Fiskdale.

Last Updated 2024-04-15
Streamflow 5,602.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 121.49%
Maximum 24,774.0 cfs
2023-12-19

About the quinebaug river


The Quinebaug River is a 69-mile-long river located in the northeastern part of the United States, mostly in the state of Connecticut. The river has a rich history, having been used for transportation, industry, and recreation. The Quinebaug River also has several reservoirs and dams, including the West Thompson Dam, which was built in the 1960s for flood control and water supply. The river is a popular spot for fishing and canoeing, and there are also several parks and trails along its banks. In terms of hydrology, the Quinebaug River is part of the Thames River watershed and contributes to the overall health of the Long Island Sound. The river is also used for agricultural purposes, such as irrigation and livestock watering.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Quinebaug R Bl E Brimfield Dam At Fiskdale
USGS 01123360
333 cfs 4.47 ft -16.49
Quinebaug R Bl Westville Dam Nr Southbridge
USGS 01123600
473 cfs 4.92 ft -23.61
Quinebaug River At Quinebaug
USGS 01124000
736 cfs 3.8 ft -25.97
Quinebaug R At West Thompson
USGS 01124151
1100 cfs 3.73 ft -0.76
Quinebaug River At Putnam
USGS 01125500
1970 cfs 5.77 ft -4.68
Quinebaug River At Jewett City
USGS 01127000
4040 cfs 10.16 ft -5.8

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Quinebaug River Maximum Total Discharge

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Quinebaug River Year Over Year Discharge


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