Spokane River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Spokane River Levels

September 27 2023

10,215 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+215.0 cfs (+4.36%) since yesterday
137.79% of Normal 4 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Spokane River was last observed at 5,150 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 10,215 acre-ft of water today; about 138% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 3,738 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2017-03-28 when daily discharge volume was observed at 113,200 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Spokane River Below Nine Mile Dam At Spokane reporting a streamflow rate of 1,540 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Spokane River Blw Blackwell Nr Coeur D Alene Id with a gauge stage of 27.72 ft. This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Spokane River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 2,119 ft, the Spokane River Blw Blackwell Nr Coeur D Alene Id.

Last Updated 2023-09-27
Streamflow 5,150.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 137.79%
Maximum 113,200.0 cfs

About the spokane river

The Spokane River is a 111-mile long river located in eastern Washington and northern Idaho. It has played a significant role in the history of the region, serving as a transportation route for Native American tribes and European settlers. The river originates at Lake Coeur d'Alene and flows westward through Spokane, ultimately joining the Columbia River. The Spokane River is heavily regulated through several hydroelectric dams and reservoirs, including Long Lake, Lake Spokane, and Little Falls Dam. These dams provide hydroelectric power while also regulating water levels for agricultural uses and recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and swimming. Despite these uses, the Spokane River has faced environmental challenges such as pollution and habitat degradation in recent years, leading to conservation efforts to restore its health.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Spokane River Blw Blackwell Nr Coeur D Alene Id
USGS 12417650
1120 cfs 27.72 ft 21.08
Spokane River Nr Post Falls Id
USGS 12419000
1170 cfs 6.78 ft -1.68
Spokane River At Spokane
USGS 12422500
1320 cfs 17.81 ft 3.13
Spokane River Below Nine Mile Dam At Spokane
USGS 12426000
1540 cfs 5.7 ft 0

Peak Annual Discharge

Spokane River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Spokane River Year Over Year Discharge

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