Wenatchee River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Wenatchee River Levels

September 21 2023

1,545 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
0.0 cfs (0.0%) since yesterday
46.78% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Wenatchee River was last observed at 779 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,545 acre-ft of water today; about 47% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,665 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 Peshastin reporting a streamflow rate of 308 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Wenatchee River At Monitor with a gauge stage of 16.58 ft. 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.

Last Updated 2023-09-21
Streamflow 779.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 46.78%
Maximum 51,900.0 cfs

About the wenatchee river

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.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Wenatchee River At Plain
USGS 12457000
225 cfs 1.3 ft 0
Wenatchee River At Peshastin
USGS 12459000
308 cfs 1.39 ft 0
Wenatchee River At Monitor
USGS 12462500
246 cfs 16.58 ft 0

Peak Annual Discharge

Wenatchee River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Wenatchee River Year Over Year Discharge

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