Saline River

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Saline River Levels

June 9 2023

1,520 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-32.67 cfs (-4.09%) since yesterday
6.79% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Saline River was last observed at 766 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1520 acre-ft of water today; about 7% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 11282 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 108,275 cfs on 2018-03-02.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Saline River Near Rye reporting a streamflow rate of 337 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Saline R At Tescott with a gage stage of 6.14 ft. This river is monitored from 9 different streamgauging stations along the Saline River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 2,225 ft, the Saline R Nr Wakeeney.

River Summary: The Saline River is a 346-mile-long river that flows through the states of Kansas and Arkansas in the United States. The river has played an important role in the history of the region, serving as a source of transportation and irrigation for agricultural purposes. The hydrology of the river is unique, with a series of reservoirs and dams used for flood control and hydroelectric power generation. Specific reservoirs and dams on the river include Wilson Dam, Kanopolis Dam, and Lake Dardanelle. These reservoirs provide recreational opportunities such as fishing, boating, and camping, as well as an important source of water for irrigation and drinking water. The Saline River watershed is home to diverse wildlife and plant species, making it an important ecological resource.

Last Updated 2023-06-09
Streamflow 766.27 cfs
Percent Normal 6.79%
Maximum 108,274.97 cfs
Nearby Reservoirs
Wilson Lk Nr Wilson

Area Surface Flows

Streamgauge Streamflow River Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Saline R Nr Wakeeney
USGS 06866900
4 cfs 2.5 ft -17.34
Saline R Nr Russell
USGS 06867000
25 cfs 4.63 ft -10.68
Saline R At Wilson Dam
USGS 06868200
15 cfs 2.66 ft 0
Saline R At Tescott
USGS 06869500
55 cfs 6.14 ft -11.56
Saline River Near Saline
USGS 04176400
22 cfs 4.65 ft 3.72
Saline River Near Lockesburg
USGS 07341200
39 cfs 3.26 ft -7.73
Saline River At Benton
USGS 07363000
84 cfs 3.52 ft -4.79
Saline River Near Sheridan
USGS 07363200
185 cfs 3.72 ft 2.21
Saline River Near Rye
USGS 07363500
337 cfs 6.07 ft -5.34

Saline River Peak Annual Discharge

Saline River maximum total discharge

Saline River Seasonal Comparison

Year over year discharge

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