Shasta River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Shasta River Levels

February 27 2024


Discharge Volume Today
-13.0 cfs (-3.27%) since yesterday
100.0% of Normal 2 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Shasta River was last observed at 385 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 764 acre-ft of water today; about 100% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 385 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2024-01-14 when daily discharge volume was observed at 1,033 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Shasta R Nr Yreka Ca reporting a streamflow rate of 202 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Shasta River, with a gauge stage of 3.64 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the Shasta River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 2,462 ft, the Shasta R Nr Montague Ca.

Last Updated 2024-02-27
Streamflow 385.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 100.0%
Maximum 1,033.0 cfs

About the shasta river

The Shasta River is a 58-mile-long tributary of the Klamath River located in Northern California. The river has a long history, as it was used by indigenous people for fishing, hunting, and gathering. In the 1850s, gold mining brought settlers to the area, and agriculture developed in the late 1800s. The river has two main reservoirs, the Dwinnell and the Shasta Reservoirs, which are used for irrigation, flood control, and hydroelectric power generation. The Shasta River also provides habitat for various fish species, including Chinook salmon and steelhead trout. Recreational activities such as fishing, kayaking, and camping are popular along the river, and agriculture remains an important part of the local economy. However, the river has faced challenges such as declining fish populations and water scarcity due to drought and increased demand for irrigation.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Shasta R Nr Montague Ca
USGS 11517000
183 cfs 2.26 ft -3.17
Shasta R Nr Yreka Ca
USGS 11517500
202 cfs 3.64 ft -3.35

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Shasta River Year Over Year Discharge

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