Schuylkill River Levels
June 6 2023
Discharge Volume Today-272.4 cfs (-9.27%) since yesterday
27.04% of normal • Very Low
Total streamflow across the
was last observed at
cfs, and is expected to yield approximately
acre-ft of water today; about 27%
River levels are low and may signify a drought.
Average streamflow for this time of year is
with recent peaks last observed at
River Summary: The Schuylkill River is a 135-mile-long river that runs through eastern Pennsylvania. The river played a significant role in the development and growth of Philadelphia, as it was used as a major trade route in the 18th and 19th centuries. The river's hydrology has been impacted by industrialization, resulting in pollution and degradation. However, significant efforts have been made to improve the water quality and restore the river's ecological health. The river is home to several reservoirs and dams, including the Fairmount Dam, which provides drinking water to the city of Philadelphia. The Schuylkill River is also used for recreational purposes, including kayaking, fishing, and hiking, and supports agricultural activities such as irrigation and livestock grazing.