Whitewater River

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Whitewater River Levels

June 9 2023

2,285 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-41.7 cfs (-3.49%) since yesterday
62.94% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Whitewater River was last observed at 1152 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 2285 acre-ft of water today; about 63% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1830 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 51,883 cfs on 2019-02-08.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Whitewater R A Windy Point Main Channel Ca reporting a streamflow rate of 717 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Whitewater R A Windy Point Overflow Channel Ca with a gage stage of 12.19 ft. This river is monitored from 9 different streamgauging stations along the Whitewater River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 1,242 ft, the Whitewater R At Towanda.

River Summary: 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.

Last Updated 2023-06-09
Streamflow 1,151.8 cfs
Percent Normal 62.94%
Maximum 51,882.7 cfs

Area Surface Flows

Streamgauge Streamflow River Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Whitewater R At Towanda
USGS 07147070
11 cfs 1.53 ft -44.28
Whitewater River Near Economy
USGS 03274650
4 cfs 3.4 ft 0
Whitewater R A Windy Point Overflow Channel Ca
USGS 10257549
0 cfs 12.19 ft None
Whitewater R A Windy Point Main Channel Ca
USGS 10257548
717 cfs 6.03 ft -3.11
Whitewater River Near Alpine
USGS 03275000
128 cfs 4.62 ft -3.76
Whitewater River At Brookville
USGS 03276500
222 cfs 2.21 ft -5.13
Whitewater R A Rancho Mirage Ca
USGS 10259100
0 cfs 6.36 ft 0
Whitewater R A Indio Ca
USGS 10259300
0 cfs 6.82 ft None
Whitewater R Nr Mecca
USGS 10259540
74 cfs 2.77 ft 10.84

Whitewater River Peak Annual Discharge

Whitewater River maximum total discharge

Whitewater River Seasonal Comparison

Year over year discharge

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