-5.6 cfs (-1.15%) since yesterday
7.48% of normal
Total streamflow across the
was last observed at
cfs, and is expected to yield approximately
acre-ft of water today; about 7%
River levels are low and may signify a drought.
Average streamflow for this time of year is
with recent peaks last observed
2021-08-29 when daily discharge volume was observed at
Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the
Turkey River At Garber
reporting a streamflow rate of 218 cfs.
This is also the highest stage along the Turkey River, with a gauge stage of
5.5 ft at this location.
This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Turkey River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,067 ft, the
Turkey River At Spillville.
Percent of Normal
About the turkey river
The Turkey River is a 180-mile-long river located in northeastern Iowa. It was named after the wild turkeys that roamed the area. The river has played an important role in the area's history, serving as a transportation route for Native Americans and early settlers. The river's hydrology has been impacted by agricultural practices, causing increased sedimentation and nutrient pollution. Several reservoirs and dams have been constructed on the river, including the Martelle Dam and Backbone Lake. These provide recreational opportunities for fishing and boating. The river is also used for agricultural purposes, with many farms located along its banks. Despite these uses, conservation efforts have been put in place to protect the river's natural ecosystem, including riparian buffer zones and wetland restoration projects.