Whitewater River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Whitewater River Levels

April 16 2024

8,689 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-1697.0 cfs (-27.92%) since yesterday
117.66% of Normal 9 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Whitewater River was last observed at 4,381 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 8,689 acre-ft of water today; about 118% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 3,723 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-02-08 when daily discharge volume was observed at 51,883 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Whitewater River At Brookville reporting a streamflow rate of 1,970 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Whitewater R A Windy Point Overflow Channel Ca with a gauge stage of 12.09 ft. This river is monitored from 9 different streamgauging stations along the Whitewater River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,242 ft, the Whitewater R At Towanda.

Last Updated 2024-04-15
Streamflow 4,380.9 cfs
Percent of Normal 117.66%
Maximum 51,882.7 cfs
2019-02-08

About the whitewater river


The Whitewater River is a 30-mile-long tributary of the Little Miami River in southwestern Ohio. It is a popular destination for whitewater kayaking and canoeing due to its fast-moving rapids and scenic beauty. The river's name is believed to have originated from the white foam created by the rapids. The river's hydrology is primarily influenced by rainfall and snowmelt. The river flows through several reservoirs, including East Fork Lake and William H. Harsha Lake, which are used for flood control, water supply, and recreational purposes. The river's water is also used for agricultural purposes such as irrigation. The river has a rich history, having played a crucial role in the development of the region's early industries, including mills and factories. Today, the Whitewater River is a popular recreational destination enjoyed by many outdoor enthusiasts.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Whitewater R At Towanda
USGS 07147070
21 cfs 1.75 ft -4.95
Whitewater River Near Economy
USGS 03274650
15 cfs 3.73 ft -37.24
Whitewater R A Windy Point Overflow Channel Ca
USGS 10257549
0 cfs 12.09 ft None
Whitewater R A Windy Point Main Channel Ca
USGS 10257548
240 cfs 4.7 ft -3.61
Whitewater River Near Alpine
USGS 03275000
1120 cfs 6.35 ft -26.32
Whitewater River At Brookville
USGS 03276500
1970 cfs 4.66 ft -21.51
Whitewater R A Rancho Mirage Ca
USGS 10259100
0 cfs 6.36 ft None
Whitewater R A Indio Ca
USGS 10259300
0 cfs 6.63 ft None
Whitewater R Nr Mecca
USGS 10259540
57 cfs 2.72 ft -4.14

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Whitewater River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Whitewater River Year Over Year Discharge


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