Thompson River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Thompson River Levels

September 21 2023


Discharge Volume Today
-19.0 cfs (-7.69%) since yesterday
28.37% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Thompson River was last observed at 228 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 452 acre-ft of water today; about 28% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 804 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2014-09-11 when daily discharge volume was observed at 89,587 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Thompson River At Trenton reporting a streamflow rate of 119 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Thompson River, with a gauge stage of 10.49 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Thompson River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 2,440 ft, the Thompson River Near Thompson Falls Mt.

Last Updated 2023-09-21
Streamflow 228.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 28.37%
Maximum 89,587.0 cfs

About the thompson river

The Thompson River is a major tributary of the Fraser River, flowing 489 km through British Columbia, Canada. The river has a rich history, beginning with the Indigenous peoples who have lived along its banks for thousands of years. It was also an important transportation route during the fur trade era and later for the Canadian Pacific Railway. The river's hydrology is affected by seasonal snowmelt and precipitation, resulting in high water levels in the spring and low water levels in the summer. The river is home to several reservoirs and dams, including the Nicola Dam and Reservoir and the Mica Dam and Reservoir. These reservoirs serve as important sources of hydroelectric power for the region. The Thompson River is also an important source of irrigation water for agricultural lands in the region. Recreational activities along the river include fishing, rafting, and camping.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Thompson River Near Thompson Falls Mt
USGS 12389500
109 cfs 2.64 ft 0
Thompson River At Davis City
USGS 06898000
51 cfs 1.03 ft -3.39
Thompson River At Trenton
USGS 06899500
119 cfs 10.49 ft -13.77

Peak Annual Discharge

Thompson River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Thompson River Year Over Year Discharge

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