WENATCHEE RIVER

WENATCHEE RIVER

River Levels Streamgages Weather


Total streamflow across the Wenatchee River was last observed at 6,300 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 12,496 acre-ft of water today; about 59% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 10,602 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2017-05-31 when daily discharge volume was observed at 51,900 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Wenatchee River At Monitor reporting a streamflow rate of 2,260 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Wenatchee River, with a gauge stage of 18.53 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Wenatchee River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,810 ft, the Wenatchee River At Plain.

The Wenatchee River is a 90-mile long river in Washington State, USA. It flows through the Cascade Range and into the Columbia River. Historically, the river was used by Native American tribes for fishing and hunting, and later by settlers for irrigation and transportation. The river is fed by snowmelt and rain and is known for its whitewater rapids, making it a popular destination for rafting and kayaking enthusiasts. The river is also used for agricultural irrigation and hydroelectric power generation, with several dams and reservoirs along its course, including the Lake Wenatchee Dam, Tumwater Dam, and Rock Island Dam. The river supports a diverse range of fish species, including salmon and steelhead, and is an important habitat for wildlife.

Heat Advisory
Until 2024-07-14T06:00:00-06:00 National Weather Service
* WHAT...High temperatures of 100 to 104 each afternoon. * WHERE...Fort Collins, Longmont, Boulder, Denver and suburbs, and Greeley. * WHEN...The most extreme temperatures will occur between 10 am and 8 pm each day. * IMPACTS...Hot temperatures may cause heat illnesses.

July 13, 2024

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Last Updated 2024-07-13
Discharge Volume 12,496 ACRE-FT
Streamflow 6,300.0 cfs
-490.0 cfs (-7.22%)
Percent of Normal 59.42%
Maximum 51,900.0 cfs
2017-05-31
Seasonal Avg 10,602 cfs
Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Wenatchee River At Plain
USGS 12457000
1800 cfs 3.53 ft -7.22
Wenatchee River At Peshastin
USGS 12459000
2240 cfs 3.77 ft -7.05
Wenatchee River At Monitor
USGS 12462500
2260 cfs 18.53 ft -7.38

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Historical River Levels

The Wenatchee River is a river in the U.S. state of Washington, originating at Lake Wenatchee and flowing southeast for 53 miles (85 km), emptying into the Columbia River immediately north of Wenatchee, Washington. On its way it passes the towns of Plain, Leavenworth, Peshastin, Dryden, Cashmere, Monitor, and Wenatchee, all within Chelan County. The river attracts kayaking and river rafting enthusiasts and tourism.
Tributaries include the Chiwawa River, Nason Creek, Peshastin Creek, and Icicle Creek. Its drainage basin is 1,333 square miles (3,450 km2) in area.



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16-Day Weather Forecast

Regional Streamflow

453

Cubic Feet Per Second

2260

Cubic Feet Per Second

1120

Cubic Feet Per Second

3600

Cubic Feet Per Second