Whippany River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Whippany River Levels

September 29 2023


Discharge Volume Today
-32.1 cfs (-10.71%) since yesterday
193.86% of Normal 3 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Whippany River was last observed at 268 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 531 acre-ft of water today; about 194% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 138 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2021-09-02 when daily discharge volume was observed at 3,410 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Whippany River Near Pine Brook Nj reporting a streamflow rate of 190 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Whippany River, with a gauge stage of 5.78 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Whippany River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 314 ft, the Whippany River Near Morristown Nj.

Last Updated 2023-09-29
Streamflow 267.5 cfs
Percent of Normal 193.86%
Maximum 3,410.0 cfs

About the whippany river

The Whippany River is a 17.7-mile-long river located in Morris County, New Jersey. The river was once a vital source of power for local industries, including mills and factories. It has been designated a Category One trout production stream due to its excellent water quality and cold-water fishery. The river's headwaters begin in Mendham and it flows through several towns, including Morristown and Hanover. The river is home to several reservoirs and dams, including the Boonton Reservoir and the Lake Parsippany Dam. These reservoirs serve as sources of drinking water for local communities. The river is used for recreational activities like fishing, kayaking, and hiking, and is an important water source for agricultural irrigation.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Whippany River Near Morristown Nj
USGS 01381400
19 cfs 2.5 ft 1.63
Whippany River At Morristown Nj
USGS 01381500
59 cfs 2.34 ft 36.11
Whippany River Near Pine Brook Nj
USGS 01381800
190 cfs 5.78 ft -20.17

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Whippany River Maximum Total Discharge

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Whippany River Year Over Year Discharge

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