Raquette River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Raquette River Levels

October 2 2023

1,589 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+8.0 cfs (+1.01%) since yesterday
49.47% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Raquette River was last observed at 801 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,589 acre-ft of water today; about 49% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,619 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2011-05-01 when daily discharge volume was observed at 34,700 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Raquette River At Raymondville Ny reporting a streamflow rate of 416 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Raquette River At Piercefield Ny with a gauge stage of 3.71 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Raquette River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,502 ft, the Raquette River At Piercefield Ny.

Last Updated 2023-10-02
Streamflow 801.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 49.47%
Maximum 34,700.0 cfs

About the raquette river

The Raquette River is a 146-mile-long river in northern New York that flows from the Adirondack Mountains to the Saint Lawrence River. Historically, the river was used for transportation by Native American tribes and European settlers. The river's hydrology is heavily influenced by rainfall and snowmelt, making it prone to seasonal flooding. Numerous reservoirs and dams have been constructed along the river for hydroelectric power generation, including the Colton, Higley, and Piercefield Dams. These reservoirs also provide recreational opportunities such as fishing, boating, and swimming. Additionally, the river supports local agriculture and is used for irrigation and water supply.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Raquette River At Piercefield Ny
USGS 04266500
385 cfs 3.71 ft 3.77
Raquette River At South Colton Ny
USGS 04267500
63 cfs 1.93 ft 0
Raquette River At Raymondville Ny
USGS 04268000
416 cfs 1.7 ft -1.42

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Raquette River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Raquette River Year Over Year Discharge

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