Shenango River

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Shenango River Levels

June 6 2023


Discharge Volume Today
-90.5 cfs (-16.58%) since yesterday
24.46% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Shenango River was last observed at 456 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 903 acre-ft of water today; about 24% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1862 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 8,309 cfs on 2018-03-02.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Shenango River At Sharpsville reporting a streamflow rate of 262 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Shenango River At Pymatuning Dam with a gage stage of 4.65 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Shenango River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 976 ft, the Shenango River At Pymatuning Dam.

River Summary: The Shenango River is a tributary of the Allegheny River, running through northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. It is approximately 82 miles long and has a drainage basin of 1,130 square miles. The river was once used for transportation and as a source of water for local industries. Today, it is a popular destination for recreational activities such as fishing, kayaking, and hiking. There are several reservoirs and dams along the river, including the Shenango River Lake, Pymatuning Reservoir, and Shenango Dam. These structures provide flood control, water supply, and hydroelectric power. The river also serves as a vital source of water for agriculture in the surrounding areas. Despite past pollution from industries and agriculture, efforts have been made to improve water quality and restore the river's ecosystem.

Last Updated 2023-06-06
Streamflow 455.5 cfs
Percent Normal 24.46%
Maximum 8,309.0 cfs

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