Republican River

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Republican River Levels

June 6 2023

2,011 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-114.8 cfs (-10.17%) since yesterday
16.9% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Republican River was last observed at 1014 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 2011 acre-ft of water today; about 17% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 6002 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 45,935 cfs on 2019-07-11.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Republican River Near Orleans reporting a streamflow rate of 277 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Republican R At Clay Center with a gage stage of 7 ft. This river is monitored from 11 different streamgauging stations along the Republican River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 2,981 ft, the Republican River At Benkelman.

River Summary: The Republican River is a 453-mile-long river that flows through the central Great Plains of North America. The river is named after the Republican Indians who inhabited the area before the arrival of European settlers. The river's hydrology has been significantly altered by human activities over the years, including the construction of several dams and reservoirs. Some of the major reservoirs on the Republican River include Harlan County Lake, Lovewell Reservoir, and Milford Lake. These reservoirs provide important water resources for irrigation and recreation in the region. Additionally, the river has played an important role in the agricultural history of the Great Plains, providing water for crops and livestock. Despite facing numerous challenges, the Republican River remains an important natural resource for the communities that depend on it.

Last Updated 2023-06-06
Streamflow 1,014.1 cfs
Percent Normal 16.9%
Maximum 45,935.3 cfs

Area Surface Flows

Streamgauge Streamflow River Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Republican River At Benkelman
USGS 06824500
59 cfs 3.65 ft -32.76
Republican River At Stratton
USGS 06828500
12 cfs 5.65 ft 44.62
Republican River At Mccook Nebr
USGS 06837000
102 cfs 4.74 ft -9.73
Republican River At Cambridge
USGS 06843500
230 cfs 3.12 ft -9.09
Republican River Near Orleans
USGS 06844500
277 cfs 2.3 ft -9.77
Republican River At Guide Rock
USGS 06853020
7 cfs 2.91 ft -21.73
Republican R Nr Hardy
USGS 06853500
60 cfs 1.49 ft -42.21
Republican R At Scandia
USGS 06854500
97 cfs 1.04 ft -22.94
Republican R At Concordia
USGS 06856000
94 cfs 4.8 ft 90.85
Republican R At Clay Center
USGS 06856600
95 cfs 7 ft -31.23
Republican R Bl Milford Dam
USGS 06857100
40 cfs 3.81 ft -2.9

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