Sturgeon River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Sturgeon River Levels

April 16 2024

2,352 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-281.0 cfs (-19.15%) since yesterday
45.31% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Sturgeon River was last observed at 1,186 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 2,352 acre-ft of water today; about 45% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 2,617 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-04-24 when daily discharge volume was observed at 8,110 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Sturgeon River Near Alston reporting a streamflow rate of 647 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Sturgeon River Near Sidnaw with a gauge stage of 5.45 ft. This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Sturgeon River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,228 ft, the Sturgeon River Near Sidnaw.

Last Updated 2024-04-15
Streamflow 1,186.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 45.31%
Maximum 8,110.0 cfs
2019-04-24

About the sturgeon river


The Sturgeon River is a 106-mile-long river that flows through northern Michigan. It starts in the northeastern part of the state and flows southwest into the Cheboygan River. The river has played a significant role in the region's history, having been used by Native Americans and early settlers for transportation and trade. Today, the river's hydrology is impacted by two major reservoirs, the Burt Lake Reservoir and the Mullett Lake Reservoir, which were created by dams built in the late 1800s. These reservoirs are used for hydroelectric power generation and also provide recreational opportunities for boating and fishing. The Sturgeon River and its tributaries also support agricultural activities such as cattle grazing and hay production.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Sturgeon River Near Sidnaw
USGS 04040500
431 cfs 5.45 ft -12.22
Sturgeon River At Wolverine
USGS 04127997
217 cfs 2.94 ft -24.91
Sturgeon River Near Alston
USGS 04041500
647 cfs 5.2 ft -6.91
Sturgeon River Near Nahma Junction
USGS 04057510
252 cfs 4.91 ft -8.7

Peak Annual Discharge

Sturgeon River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Sturgeon River Year Over Year Discharge


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