Sandy River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Sandy River Levels

September 27 2023

2,680 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-70.0 cfs (-4.93%) since yesterday
146.27% of Normal 4 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Sandy River was last observed at 1,351 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 2,680 acre-ft of water today; about 146% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 924 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 Near Mercer reporting a streamflow rate of 682 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Sandy River Near Marmot with a gauge stage of 690.15 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 2023-09-27
Streamflow 1,351.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 146.27%
Maximum 44,900.0 cfs

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
289 cfs 690.15 ft 13.78
Sandy River Near Danville
USGS 02074500
50 cfs 1.23 ft -2.55
Sandy River Blw Bull Run River
USGS 14142500
380 cfs 7.76 ft 7.95
Sandy River Near Mercer
USGS 01048000
682 cfs 4.02 ft -12.18

Peak Annual Discharge

Sandy River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Sandy River Year Over Year Discharge

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