Top Discharges

Streamgauges reporting the most discharge on the Whitewater River

10 Day Trend

Discharge comparison for the highest gauges over the past 10 days

Expected Streamflow Ranges

Streamflow discharge range for this time of year

A whitewater river is classified based on its chemistry, sediments and water colour. Whitewater rivers have high levels of suspended sediments, giving the water a pH that is near-neutral, a high electric conductivity and a pale muddy, café au lait-like colour. Whitewater rivers are of great ecological importance and are important to local fisheries. The major seasonal Amazonian floodplains known as várzea receive their water from them.The best-known whitewater rivers are Amazonian and have their source in the Andes, but there are also whitewater rivers elsewhere in South America and in other continents.Amazonian rivers fall into three main categories: whitewater, ... Source: Wikipedia