Salamonie River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Salamonie River Levels

April 20 2024

1,083 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-64.1 cfs (-10.51%) since yesterday
97.15% of Normal 2 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Salamonie River was last observed at 546 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,083 acre-ft of water today; about 97% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 562 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-04-27 when daily discharge volume was observed at 11,430 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Salamonie River Near Warren reporting a streamflow rate of 492 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Salamonie River, with a gauge stage of 7.27 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the Salamonie River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 896 ft, the Salamonie River At Portland.

Last Updated 2024-04-20
Streamflow 545.9 cfs
Percent of Normal 97.15%
Maximum 11,430.0 cfs

About the salamonie river

The Salamonie River is a tributary of the Wabash River, flowing through northeastern Indiana. It is approximately 85 miles long, beginning in Wells County and flowing through Huntington and Wabash counties before joining the Wabash River near Huntington. The river's name is derived from the Miami Indian word for "yellow paint," due to the yellow ochre found along its banks.

The river features several reservoirs and dams, including the Salamonie Lake and the Roush Lake. These reservoirs were constructed by the US Army Corps of Engineers for flood control, recreation, and water supply purposes.

Recreational activities along the Salamonie River include fishing, boating, camping, and hiking, with the area being home to several state parks and wildlife areas. The river also plays a vital role in agriculture, providing irrigation and drainage for the surrounding farmland.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Salamonie River At Portland
USGS 03324200
54 cfs 2.92 ft 41.84
Salamonie River Near Warren
USGS 03324300
492 cfs 7.27 ft -13.99

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Salamonie River Year Over Year Discharge

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