Roseau River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Roseau River Levels

September 22 2023


Discharge Volume Today
+1.01 cfs (+2.35%) since yesterday
10.57% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Roseau River was last observed at 44 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 87 acre-ft of water today; about 11% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 416 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-10-15 when daily discharge volume was observed at 10,320 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Roseau River Below State Ditch 51 Nr Caribou reporting a streamflow rate of 33.2 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Roseau River Below South Fork Near Malung with a gauge stage of 3.09 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Roseau River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,050 ft, the Roseau River Below South Fork Near Malung.

Last Updated 2023-09-22
Streamflow 44.01 cfs
Percent of Normal 10.57%
Maximum 10,320.0 cfs

About the roseau river

The Roseau River, located in Minnesota and Manitoba, Canada, is about 248 kilometers long. Historically, the river was used by the Dakota, Ojibwe, and Metis people for transportation and fishing. Today, it is used for recreational activities such as fishing, canoeing, and boating. The river's hydrology is primarily influenced by precipitation and snowmelt. The river is also impacted by three reservoirs: Roseau Lake, Malung Lake, and Pinecreek Lake, which are controlled by dams. These reservoirs are used for flood control, irrigation, and to supply drinking water. Additionally, the Roseau River is an important source of water for agricultural purposes, including irrigation for crops like sugar beets, potatoes, and soybeans. The river is an important natural resource for the region, providing recreational and economic benefits.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Roseau River Below South Fork Near Malung
USGS 05104500
1 cfs 3.09 ft 466.67
Roseau River At Ross
USGS 05107500
10 cfs 1.59 ft 6.08
Roseau River Below State Ditch 51 Nr Caribou
USGS 05112000
33 cfs 1.94 ft 0

Peak Annual Discharge

Roseau River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Roseau River Year Over Year Discharge

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