Sulphur River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Sulphur River Levels

May 21 2024

17,375 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-3660.0 cfs (-29.47%) since yesterday
99.04% of Normal 3 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Sulphur River was last observed at 8,760 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 17,375 acre-ft of water today; about 99% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 8,845 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2024-03-29 when daily discharge volume was observed at 35,270 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Sulphur Rv Nr Texarkana reporting a streamflow rate of 5,940 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Sulphur River, with a gauge stage of 27.33 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Sulphur River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 290 ft, the Sulphur Rv Nr Talco.

Last Updated 2024-05-21
Streamflow 8,760.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 99.04%
Maximum 35,270.0 cfs

About the sulphur river

The Sulphur River is a 183-mile long river that flows through northeastern Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. The river was named after the sulfur-bearing springs found in the area. The Sulphur River's course is characterized by wide bends, oxbows, and numerous sloughs. The river's hydrology is regulated by several dams and reservoirs, including Wright Patman Lake and Lake O' the Pines. These reservoirs provide water for recreational activities such as fishing and boating, as well as irrigation for agriculture. The Sulphur River has a rich history, as it was an important transportation route for Native American tribes, early settlers, and steamboat traffic during the 19th century. Today, the river is home to diverse wildlife, including the endangered Texas horned lizard and the bald eagle.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Sulphur Rv Nr Talco
USGS 07343200
1050 cfs 8.31 ft -7.89
Sulphur Rv At Ih 30 Nr Dalby Springs
USGS 07343450
1770 cfs 20.95 ft -55.75
Sulphur Rv Nr Texarkana
USGS 07344210
5940 cfs 27.33 ft -18.41

Peak Annual Discharge

Sulphur River Maximum Total Discharge

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Sulphur River Year Over Year Discharge

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