Saline River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Saline River Levels

June 19 2024

2,322 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-78.81 cfs (-6.31%) since yesterday
27.64% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Saline River was last observed at 1,170 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 2,322 acre-ft of water today; about 28% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 4,234 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2018-03-02 when daily discharge volume was observed at 108,275 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Saline River Near Rye reporting a streamflow rate of 625 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Saline River, with a gauge stage of 7.27 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 9 different streamgauging stations along the Saline River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 2,225 ft, the Saline R Nr Wakeeney.

Last Updated 2024-06-19
Streamflow 1,170.46 cfs
Percent of Normal 27.64%
Maximum 108,274.97 cfs

About the saline river

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.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Saline R Nr Wakeeney
USGS 06866900
3 cfs 2.46 ft -17.88
Saline R Nr Russell
USGS 06867000
17 cfs 4.46 ft 34.4
Saline R At Wilson Dam
USGS 06868200
15 cfs 2.68 ft 4.83
Saline R At Tescott
USGS 06869500
24 cfs 5.34 ft -11.85
Saline River Near Saline
USGS 04176400
34 cfs 4.99 ft -6.42
Saline River Near Lockesburg
USGS 07341200
41 cfs 3.29 ft -3.04
Saline River At Benton
USGS 07363000
42 cfs 3.65 ft -18.31
Saline River Near Sheridan
USGS 07363200
370 cfs 4.9 ft 4.82
Saline River Near Rye
USGS 07363500
625 cfs 7.27 ft -11.85

Peak Annual Discharge

Saline River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Saline River Year Over Year Discharge

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