Scioto River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Scioto River Levels

September 21 2023

6,494 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-168.6 cfs (-4.9%) since yesterday
80.8% of Normal 10 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Scioto River was last observed at 3,274 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 6,494 acre-ft of water today; about 81% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 4,052 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2022-02-19 when daily discharge volume was observed at 233,140 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Scioto River At Piketon Oh reporting a streamflow rate of 836 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Scioto River Near Commercial Point Oh with a gauge stage of 8.37 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 2023-09-21
Streamflow 3,274.2 cfs
Percent of Normal 80.8%
Maximum 233,140.0 cfs

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
11 cfs 1.37 ft 7.77
Scioto River Near Prospect Oh
USGS 03219500
17 cfs 0.95 ft -3.37
Scioto River Below O Shaughnessy Dam Nr Dublin Oh
USGS 03221000
122 cfs 3.79 ft 0
Scioto River At 5th Ave At Columbus Oh
USGS 03221646
127 cfs 6.81 ft -1.55
Scioto River At Columbus Oh
USGS 03227500
183 cfs 5.16 ft 0
Scioto River Near Commercial Point Oh
USGS 03229610
359 cfs 8.37 ft -3.23
Scioto River At Circleville Oh
USGS 03230700
399 cfs 0.8 ft -19.88
Scioto River At Chillicothe Oh
USGS 03231500
413 cfs 1.74 ft -7.81
Scioto River At Higby Oh
USGS 03234500
818 cfs 1.28 ft 0
Scioto River At Piketon Oh
USGS 03237020
836 cfs 0.8 ft -2.34

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Scioto River Maximum Total Discharge

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Scioto River Year Over Year Discharge

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