Walker River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Walker River Levels

June 20 2024

1,028 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+180.5 cfs (+53.4%) since yesterday
36.16% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Walker River was last observed at 519 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,028 acre-ft of water today; about 36% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,434 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2023-06-12 when daily discharge volume was observed at 12,300 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Walker River Ab Weber Res Nr Schurz reporting a streamflow rate of 144 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Walker River, with a gauge stage of 9.32 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Walker River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 4,294 ft, the Walker R Nr Wabuska.

Last Updated 2024-06-20
Streamflow 518.5 cfs
Percent of Normal 36.16%
Maximum 12,300.0 cfs

About the walker river

The Walker River is a river in western Nevada and eastern California, stretching approximately 55 miles in length. It has played an important role in the history of the region, serving as a critical water source for indigenous peoples, early settlers, and mining operations. Today, the river is used for agricultural and recreational purposes, with several reservoirs and dams along its course, including the Weber Reservoir and Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area. The Walker River is also a popular spot for fishing, with rainbow and brown trout being among the most commonly caught species. However, due to its limited flow and increasing demand for water, the Walker River faces ongoing challenges in maintaining sustainable use and management practices.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Walker R Nr Wabuska
USGS 10301500
92 cfs 3.56 ft -42.81
Walker River Ab Weber Res Nr Schurz
USGS 10301600
144 cfs 9.32 ft -19.1
Walker R Abv Little Dam Nr Schurz
USGS 10301745
144 cfs 5.43 ft 0
Walker R At Lateral 2-A Siphon Nr Schurz
USGS 10302002
139 cfs 2.57 ft -13.13

Peak Annual Discharge

Walker River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Walker River Year Over Year Discharge

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