Washita River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Washita River Levels

September 21 2023

1,479 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+11.91 cfs (+1.62%) since yesterday
59.93% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Washita River was last observed at 745 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,479 acre-ft of water today; about 60% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,244 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2015-06-18 when daily discharge volume was observed at 171,127 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Washita River Near Pauls Valley reporting a streamflow rate of 192 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Washita River Near Hammon with a gauge stage of 7.42 ft. This river is monitored from 8 different streamgauging stations along the Washita River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,915 ft, the Washita River Near Cheyenne.

Last Updated 2023-09-21
Streamflow 745.47 cfs
Percent of Normal 59.93%
Maximum 171,127.0 cfs

About the washita river

The Washita River is a river in the south-central United States that runs through Oklahoma and Texas. It is approximately 295 miles long and has a drainage basin of 23,040 square miles. The river is named after the Washita Native American tribe who once inhabited the area. The hydrology of the river is characterized by seasonal variations in flow due to precipitation and drought conditions. The Lake Texoma Dam on the Washita River is a major source of hydroelectric power and provides water for irrigation and recreation. Other notable reservoirs on the river include the Foss Reservoir and the Fort Cobb Reservoir. The Washita River is used for recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and camping. It also supports agricultural activities like crop irrigation and livestock watering.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Washita River Near Cheyenne
USGS 07316500
1 cfs 5.67 ft None
Washita River Near Hammon
USGS 07324200
4 cfs 7.42 ft -8.67
Washita River Near Foss
USGS 07324400
7 cfs 6.47 ft 4.62
Washita River Near Clinton
USGS 07325000
29 cfs 5.05 ft 0
Washita River At Anadarko
USGS 07326500
148 cfs 6.89 ft -4.52
Washita River At Alex
USGS 07328100
173 cfs 0.61 ft 18.49
Washita River Near Pauls Valley
USGS 07328500
192 cfs 4.36 ft -2.54
Washita River Near Dickson
USGS 07331000
192 cfs 7.41 ft -1.54

Peak Annual Discharge

Washita River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Washita River Year Over Year Discharge

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