Wichita River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Wichita River Levels

June 15 2024

5,990 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-1480.0 cfs (-32.89%) since yesterday
194.63% of Normal 5 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Wichita River was last observed at 3,020 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 5,990 acre-ft of water today; about 195% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,552 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2024-06-12 when daily discharge volume was observed at 7,290 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Wichita Rv Nr Seymour reporting a streamflow rate of 3,020 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Wichita River, with a gauge stage of 13.63 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 5 different streamgauging stations along the Wichita River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,174 ft, the Wichita Rv Nr Seymour.

Last Updated 2024-06-15
Streamflow 3,020.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 194.63%
Maximum 7,290.0 cfs

About the wichita river

The Wichita River is a tributary of the Red River of the South that flows through northern Texas. The river is approximately 176 miles in length and has a drainage basin of 2,989 square miles. The river was historically important for transportation, as it was used for trading and shipping goods. The river's hydrology has been affected by human activity, including the construction of dams and reservoirs like the Lake Wichita Reservoir and the Lake Arrowhead Dam. These reservoirs serve as sources of drinking water for nearby communities and provide recreational opportunities like fishing and boating. Agriculture is also an important use of the Wichita River basin, with crops like cotton and wheat being grown in the area. Despite its importance to the region, the Wichita River has faced challenges related to pollution and drought in recent years.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Wichita Rv Nr Seymour
USGS 07311900
3020 cfs 13.63 ft -32.89
Wichita Rv Nr Mabelle
USGS 07312100
5 cfs 1.45 ft -8.03
Wichita Rv At Fm 368 Nr Iowa Park
USGS 07312330
1220 cfs 6.49 ft
Wichita Rv At Wichita Falls
USGS 07312500
113 cfs 2.96 ft -50.66
Wichita Rv Nr Charlie
USGS 07312700
1850 cfs 5.18 ft

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Wichita River Maximum Total Discharge

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Wichita River Year Over Year Discharge

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