Sandy River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Sandy River Levels

June 14 2024

4,899 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-170.0 cfs (-6.44%) since yesterday
65.57% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Sandy River was last observed at 2,470 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 4,899 acre-ft of water today; about 66% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 3,767 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2012-01-20 when daily discharge volume was observed at 44,900 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Sandy River Blw Bull Run River reporting a streamflow rate of 1,390 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Sandy River Near Marmot with a gauge stage of 691.55 ft. This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Sandy River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 735 ft, the Sandy River Near Marmot.

Last Updated 2024-06-14
Streamflow 2,470.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 65.57%
Maximum 44,900.0 cfs
2012-01-20

About the sandy river


The Sandy River is a 56-mile long river located in northern Oregon. The river was named after the sandbars that form at the mouth of the river. Historically, the river was used for fishing, logging, and transportation. Today, the river is used for hydroelectric power, irrigation, and recreational purposes. The river's hydrology is heavily influenced by snowmelt, and its flow is regulated by several dams and reservoirs, including the Bull Run Reservoir and the Sandy River Reservoir. These dams and reservoirs provide drinking water to the Portland metropolitan area. The river is a popular destination for fishing, camping, hiking, and river-rafting. The watershed of the Sandy River also supports agriculture and forestry in the region.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Sandy River Near Marmot
USGS 14137000
1080 cfs 691.55 ft -4.42
Sandy River Near Danville
USGS 02074500
49 cfs 1.24 ft -2.61
Sandy River Blw Bull Run River
USGS 14142500
1390 cfs 9.08 ft -7.95
Sandy River Near Mercer
USGS 01048000
618 cfs 3.93 ft -4.33

Peak Annual Discharge

Sandy River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Sandy River Year Over Year Discharge


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