Tobacco River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Tobacco River Levels

September 27 2023

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Tobacco River Near Eureka Mt reporting a streamflow rate of 388 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Tobacco River, with a gauge stage of 3.10 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the Tobacco River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 2,524 ft, the Tobacco River Near Eureka Mt.

About the tobacco river

The Tobacco River is located in the state of Michigan and is approximately 98 miles long. The river is named after the Native American tribe that once lived in the area. It flows into the Saginaw River and eventually into Lake Huron. The watershed of the river is approximately 1,050 square miles.

There are three main reservoirs along the Tobacco River: the Secord Dam, the Smallwood Dam, and the Sanford Dam. The dams were constructed in the early 20th century primarily for hydroelectric power generation. The Tobacco River is also used for recreational activities such as fishing, kayaking, and canoeing. The river supports a variety of fish species including brown and rainbow trout, walleye, and smallmouth bass. The surrounding area is also used for agricultural purposes, including crop production and livestock grazing. The Tobacco River has a rich history and continues to play an important role in the economy and ecology of the region.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Tobacco River Near Eureka Mt
USGS 12301300
388 cfs 3.10 ft
Tobacco River At Glidden Road At Beaverton
USGS 04152500
157 cfs 2.19 ft -10.29

Peak Annual Discharge

Tobacco River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Tobacco River Year Over Year Discharge

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