Ware River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Ware River Levels

June 14 2024


Discharge Volume Today
-13.0 cfs (-7.28%) since yesterday
48.2% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Ware River was last observed at 166 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 328 acre-ft of water today; about 48% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 344 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-01-25 when daily discharge volume was observed at 4,728 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Ware River At Gibbs Crossing reporting a streamflow rate of 87.7 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Ware River At Intake Works Near Barre with a gauge stage of 3.59 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Ware River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 738 ft, the Ware River Near Barre.

Last Updated 2024-06-14
Streamflow 165.6 cfs
Percent of Normal 48.2%
Maximum 4,727.5 cfs

About the ware river

The Ware River is a tributary of the Chicopee River, located in central Massachusetts. It is approximately 35 miles long and has a history dating back to the 1600s. The river's hydrology has changed significantly over the years due to the construction of reservoirs and dams, including the Quabbin Reservoir, which was built in the 1930s to provide drinking water to Boston. Other notable reservoirs include the Ware River Reservoir and the Birch Hill Dam. The river has a variety of recreational uses, including fishing and boating. It also supports local agriculture, with farms utilizing the river for irrigation. Despite the changes to its flow and function, the Ware River remains an important natural resource for the region.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Ware River Near Barre
USGS 01172500
24 cfs 2.8 ft -12.59
Ware River At Intake Works Near Barre
USGS 01173000
54 cfs 3.59 ft -4.96
Ware River At Gibbs Crossing
USGS 01173500
88 cfs 2.3 ft -7.1

Peak Annual Discharge

Ware River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Ware River Year Over Year Discharge

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