-9.0 cfs (-1.44%) since yesterday
47.1% of normal
Total streamflow across the
was last observed at
cfs, and is expected to yield approximately
acre-ft of water today; about 47%
River levels are low and may signify a drought.
Average streamflow for this time of year is
with recent peaks last observed
2016-09-24 when daily discharge volume was observed at
The Root River is a 80-mile-long river in southeastern Minnesota that runs through the Root River Valley. It has played an important role in the state's history, serving as a transportation route for people and goods. The river is fed by numerous tributaries and has a drainage area of about 1,800 square miles. The river's hydrology has been affected by human activities and development, leading to issues such as erosion and pollution. Specific reservoirs and dams along the river include the Forestville Dam, the Lanesboro Dam, and the Lake Byllesby Dam. The river is popular for recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and hiking. Agricultural uses include irrigation and livestock grazing. Efforts have been made to restore and protect the river's ecosystem through various conservation initiatives.