Sheyenne River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Sheyenne River Levels

June 20 2024

13,523 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+515.1 cfs (+8.17%) since yesterday
130.03% of Normal 9 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Sheyenne River was last observed at 6,818 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 13,523 acre-ft of water today; about 130% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 5,243 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2011-05-01 when daily discharge volume was observed at 31,618 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Sheyenne River Below Baldhill Dam reporting a streamflow rate of 1,820 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Sheyenne River, with a gauge stage of 28.56 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 9 different streamgauging stations along the Sheyenne River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,555 ft, the Sheyenne River Above Harvey.

Last Updated 2024-06-20
Streamflow 6,817.6 cfs
Percent of Normal 130.03%
Maximum 31,618.0 cfs
2011-05-01

About the sheyenne river


The Sheyenne River is a 591-kilometer-long tributary of the Red River located in North Dakota, USA. The river has played a significant role in the history of the area, serving as a transportation route for Native Americans and early European settlers. The river's hydrology consists of a drainage area of about 12,000 square kilometers, and it is fed by numerous small tributaries. The Baldhill Dam and Lake Ashtabula are two major reservoirs on the river. The Baldhill Dam provides flood control and helps regulate water levels, while Lake Ashtabula is used for flood control, irrigation, and recreation. The Sheyenne River offers opportunities for fishing, canoeing, and hiking, and it serves as a critical source of irrigation water for farmers in the region.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Sheyenne River Above Harvey
USGS 05054500
50 cfs 6.95 ft 6.67
Sheyenne River Nr Warwick
USGS 05056000
483 cfs 4.58 ft 0
Sheyenne River Nr Cooperstown
USGS 05057000
957 cfs 12.38 ft 6.33
Sheyenne River Below Baldhill Dam
USGS 05058000
1820 cfs 28.56 ft 14.47
Sheyenne River At Lisbon
USGS 05058700
962 cfs 6.41 ft 25.26
Sheyenne River Near Kindred
USGS 05059000
825 cfs 6.9 ft 0.98
Sheyenne River Diversion At West Fargo
USGS 05059480
841 cfs 11.19 ft 0.6
Sheyenne R Ab Sheyenne R Diversion Nr Horace
USGS 05059300
880 cfs 20.11 ft 2.09
Sheyenne River At West Fargo
USGS 05059500
924 cfs 13.49 ft 49.51

Peak Annual Discharge

Sheyenne River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Sheyenne River Year Over Year Discharge


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