Republican River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Republican River Levels

June 14 2024

1,480 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-106.7 cfs (-12.51%) since yesterday
24.43% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Republican River was last observed at 746 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,480 acre-ft of water today; about 24% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 3,055 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-07-11 when daily discharge volume was observed at 45,935 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Republican R At Clay Center reporting a streamflow rate of 166 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Republican River, with a gauge stage of 7.52 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 11 different streamgauging stations along the Republican River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 2,981 ft, the Republican River At Benkelman.

Last Updated 2024-06-14
Streamflow 746.2 cfs
Percent of Normal 24.43%
Maximum 45,935.3 cfs
2019-07-11

About the republican river


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.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Republican River At Benkelman
USGS 06824500
26 cfs 2.89 ft -1.49
Republican River At Stratton
USGS 06828500
19 cfs 5.36 ft -15.63
Republican River At Mccook Nebr
USGS 06837000
60 cfs 3.79 ft -5.39
Republican River At Cambridge
USGS 06843500
83 cfs 2.17 ft -3.93
Republican River Near Orleans
USGS 06844500
95 cfs 1.33 ft -8.94
Republican River At Guide Rock
USGS 06853020
13 cfs 3.15 ft -56.9
Republican R Nr Hardy
USGS 06853500
72 cfs 1.7 ft -22.57
Republican R At Scandia
USGS 06854500
92 cfs 1.18 ft -17.95
Republican R At Concordia
USGS 06856000
152 cfs 5.01 ft -17.39
Republican R At Clay Center
USGS 06856600
166 cfs 7.52 ft 7.79
Republican R Bl Milford Dam
USGS 06857100
24 cfs 3.91 ft 0

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Republican River Maximum Total Discharge

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Republican River Year Over Year Discharge


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