Schuylkill River

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Schuylkill River Levels

June 6 2023

5,288 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-272.4 cfs (-9.27%) since yesterday
27.04% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Schuylkill River was last observed at 2666 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 5288 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 9858 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 203,020 cfs on 2014-05-01.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Schuylkill River At Norristown reporting a streamflow rate of 838 cfs. This is also the deepest point on the Schuylkill River, with a gage stage of 7.94 ft. This river is monitored from 6 different streamgauging stations along the Schuylkill River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 472 ft, the Schuylkill River At Landingville.

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.

Last Updated 2023-06-06
Streamflow 2,665.9 cfs
Percent Normal 27.04%
Maximum 203,020.0 cfs

Area Surface Flows

Streamgauge Streamflow River Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Schuylkill River At Landingville
USGS 01468500
92 cfs 3 ft -2.55
Schuylkill River At Berne
USGS 01470500
179 cfs 4.92 ft -18.64
Schuylkill River At Reading
USGS 01471510
303 cfs 3.01 ft -27.34
Schuylkill River At Pottstown
USGS 01472000
630 cfs 1.56 ft -6.53
Schuylkill River At Norristown
USGS 01473500
838 cfs 7.94 ft -3.12
Schuylkill River At Philadelphia
USGS 01474500
624 cfs 5.9 ft -6.59

Schuylkill River Peak Annual Discharge

Schuylkill River maximum total discharge

Schuylkill River Seasonal Comparison

Year over year discharge

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