Sandusky River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Sandusky River Levels

May 28 2024

7,172 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+2638.0 cfs (+269.73%) since yesterday
124.89% of Normal 4 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Sandusky River was last observed at 3,616 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 7,172 acre-ft of water today; about 125% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 2,895 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2013-12-23 when daily discharge volume was observed at 36,000 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Sandusky River At Tiffin Oh reporting a streamflow rate of 1,570 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Sandusky River Near Upper Sandusky Oh with a gauge stage of 3.88 ft. This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Sandusky River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 957 ft, the Sandusky River Near Bucyrus Oh.

Last Updated 2024-05-28
Streamflow 3,616.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 124.89%
Maximum 36,000.0 cfs
2013-12-23

About the sandusky river


The Sandusky River is a river in northwestern Ohio that flows for 133 miles before emptying into Lake Erie. Historically, the river has played an important role in transportation and industry, particularly during the 19th century when it was used to transport logging and agricultural products. Today, the river is primarily used for recreation, including fishing and boating. The river's hydrology is impacted by several reservoirs and dams, including the Tiffin and Ballville dams. These dams help to regulate water flow and prevent flooding. The river also serves as a source of irrigation for nearby agricultural land. Despite pollution concerns in the past, the Sandusky River has seen improvements in water quality and continues to be an important resource for the region.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Sandusky River Near Bucyrus Oh
USGS 04196000
109 cfs 1.49 ft -37.36
Sandusky River Near Upper Sandusky Oh
USGS 04196500
1210 cfs 3.88 ft 670.7
Sandusky River At Tiffin Oh
USGS 04197137
1570 cfs 3.64 ft 443.25
Sandusky River Near Fremont Oh
USGS 04198000
727 cfs 1.98 ft 41.17

Peak Annual Discharge

Sandusky River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Sandusky River Year Over Year Discharge


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