Schuylkill River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Schuylkill River Levels

June 14 2024

7,123 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-83.0 cfs (-2.26%) since yesterday
26.9% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Schuylkill River was last observed at 3,591 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 7,123 acre-ft of water today; about 27% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 13,351 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2014-05-01 when daily discharge volume was observed at 203,020 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Schuylkill River At Norristown reporting a streamflow rate of 976 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Schuylkill River, with a gauge stage of 7.99 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 6 different streamgauging stations along the Schuylkill River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 472 ft, the Schuylkill River At Landingville.

Last Updated 2024-06-14
Streamflow 3,591.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 26.9%
Maximum 203,020.0 cfs

About the schuylkill river

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.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Schuylkill River At Landingville
USGS 01468500
113 cfs 3.07 ft 2.73
Schuylkill River At Berne
USGS 01470500
270 cfs 5.01 ft 0
Schuylkill River At Reading
USGS 01471510
562 cfs 3.25 ft -3.1
Schuylkill River At Pottstown
USGS 01472000
867 cfs 1.78 ft -1.92
Schuylkill River At Norristown
USGS 01473500
976 cfs 7.99 ft -2.4
Schuylkill River At Philadelphia
USGS 01474500
803 cfs 5.98 ft -3.25

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Schuylkill River Maximum Total Discharge

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Schuylkill River Year Over Year Discharge

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