Scioto River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Scioto River Levels

June 20 2024

12,571 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-46.7 cfs (-0.73%) since yesterday
16.36% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Scioto River was last observed at 6,338 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 12,571 acre-ft of water today; about 16% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 38,733 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2024-04-04 when daily discharge volume was observed at 233,650 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Scioto River At Piketon Oh reporting a streamflow rate of 1,430 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Scioto River Near Commercial Point Oh with a gauge stage of 8.66 ft. This river is monitored from 10 different streamgauging stations along the Scioto River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 920 ft, the Scioto River At Larue Oh.

Last Updated 2024-06-20
Streamflow 6,337.7 cfs
Percent of Normal 16.36%
Maximum 233,650.0 cfs
2024-04-04

About the scioto river


The Scioto River is a 231-mile-long tributary of the Ohio River that runs through central and southern Ohio. It played a significant role in the history of Ohio, serving as a major transportation artery for early settlers and later as a source of water and power for industry. The river is fed by several smaller tributaries and has a drainage basin of over 6,500 square miles. The river is home to several important reservoirs and dams, including the O'Shaughnessy Reservoir, the Griggs Reservoir, and the Greenlawn Dam. These structures provide water for agriculture and other human uses, as well as flood control and hydroelectric power. Recreational opportunities on the river include fishing, boating, and kayaking. The river also supports diverse plant and animal life, making it an important natural resource for the state of Ohio.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Scioto River At Larue Oh
USGS 03217500
23 cfs 1.62 ft -8.91
Scioto River Near Prospect Oh
USGS 03219500
83 cfs 1.66 ft -3.27
Scioto River Below O Shaughnessy Dam Nr Dublin Oh
USGS 03221000
99 cfs 3.83 ft -13.65
Scioto River At 5th Ave At Columbus Oh
USGS 03221646
155 cfs 6.97 ft -5.49
Scioto River At Columbus Oh
USGS 03227500
301 cfs 5.56 ft -4.75
Scioto River Near Commercial Point Oh
USGS 03229610
547 cfs 8.66 ft -5.53
Scioto River At Circleville Oh
USGS 03230700
1290 cfs 2.3 ft 7.5
Scioto River At Chillicothe Oh
USGS 03231500
1000 cfs 2.27 ft -1.96
Scioto River At Higby Oh
USGS 03234500
1410 cfs 1.68 ft -0.7
Scioto River At Piketon Oh
USGS 03237020
1430 cfs 1.59 ft -2.05

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Scioto River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Scioto River Year Over Year Discharge


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