Sheyenne River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Sheyenne River Levels

September 21 2023

4,052 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+38.0 cfs (+1.9%) since yesterday
68.52% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Sheyenne River was last observed at 2,043 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 4,052 acre-ft of water today; about 69% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 2,982 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 R Ab Sheyenne R Diversion Nr Horace reporting a streamflow rate of 370 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Sheyenne River Below Baldhill Dam with a gauge stage of 24.94 ft. 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 2023-09-21
Streamflow 2,043.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 68.52%
Maximum 31,618.0 cfs

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
0 cfs 4.96 ft None
Sheyenne River Nr Warwick
USGS 05056000
217 cfs 3.75 ft 0
Sheyenne River Nr Cooperstown
USGS 05057000
248 cfs 10.58 ft -2.36
Sheyenne River Below Baldhill Dam
USGS 05058000
313 cfs 24.94 ft 8.3
Sheyenne River At Lisbon
USGS 05058700
310 cfs 3.65 ft -2.21
Sheyenne River Near Kindred
USGS 05059000
332 cfs 4.23 ft -0.6
Sheyenne River Diversion At West Fargo
USGS 05059480
253 cfs 9.63 ft 11.45
Sheyenne R Ab Sheyenne R Diversion Nr Horace
USGS 05059300
370 cfs 21.28 ft 0.82
Sheyenne River At West Fargo
USGS 05059500
78 cfs 6.26 ft -31.93

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