Verdigris River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Verdigris River Levels

October 4 2023


Discharge Volume Today
-5.09 cfs (-3.23%) since yesterday
3.14% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Verdigris River was last observed at 153 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 303 acre-ft of water today; about 3% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 4,861 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-05-29 when daily discharge volume was observed at 276,350 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Verdigris River Near Claremore reporting a streamflow rate of 81.3 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Verdigris R Nr Virgil with a gauge stage of 6.19 ft. This river is monitored from 6 different streamgauging stations along the Verdigris River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 964 ft, the Verdigris R Nr Virgil.

Last Updated 2023-10-04
Streamflow 152.53 cfs
Percent of Normal 3.14%
Maximum 276,350.0 cfs

About the verdigris river

The Verdigris River is a tributary of the Arkansas River and runs through Kansas and Oklahoma. It has a length of 310 miles and was named after the greenish-blue mineral, verdigris. The river has been used for transportation, irrigation, and power generation. The Keystone Dam and Reservoir, built in 1964, is the largest reservoir on the river and provides flood control, hydroelectric power, and recreation opportunities for fishing and boating. The Oologah Dam and Reservoir, built in 1974, also provides flood control, hydroelectric power, and recreation opportunities. The river is used for agricultural irrigation and supports the local economy. Recreational activities such as camping, hiking, and wildlife watching are popular along the river.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Verdigris R Nr Virgil
USGS 07165750
0 cfs 6.19 ft None
Verdigris R Nr Altoona
USGS 07166500
8 cfs 3.18 ft -14.3
Verdigris R At Independence
USGS 07170500
30 cfs 0.94 ft 9.78
Verdigris R At Coffeyville
USGS 07170990
17 cfs 2.22 ft -8.2
Verdigris River Near Lenapah
USGS 07171000
16 cfs 2.73 ft -5.2
Verdigris River Near Claremore
USGS 07176000
81 cfs 3.41 ft -4.8

Peak Annual Discharge

Verdigris River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Verdigris River Year Over Year Discharge

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