Wild Rice River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Wild Rice River Levels

June 13 2024

2,633 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-230.9 cfs (-14.82%) since yesterday
135.17% of Normal 4 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Wild Rice River was last observed at 1,327 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 2,633 acre-ft of water today; about 135% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 982 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2013-04-29 when daily discharge volume was observed at 11,743 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Wild Rice River At Hendrum reporting a streamflow rate of 532 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Wild Rice River Nr Abercrombie with a gauge stage of 12.54 ft. This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Wild Rice River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,203 ft, the Wild Rice River Nr Rutland.

Last Updated 2024-06-13
Streamflow 1,327.4 cfs
Percent of Normal 135.17%
Maximum 11,743.0 cfs
2013-04-29

About the wild rice river


The Wild Rice River is a 122.5-mile-long tributary of the Red River of the North in Minnesota and North Dakota. The river was historically important to Native American tribes who hunted and fished in the area. Several dams and reservoirs have been constructed along the river, including the Buffalo River Dam, Lake Shure Dam, and the Sand Hill River Dam. These serve multiple purposes, including flood control, recreation, and irrigation. The Wild Rice River is also important for agricultural purposes, as it supports crops such as corn, soybeans, and wheat. Additionally, the river is popular for recreational activities such as fishing, kayaking, and birdwatching, with several campgrounds and parks located along its banks.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Wild Rice River Nr Rutland
USGS 05051600
33 cfs 2.41 ft -7.99
Wild Rice River At Twin Valley
USGS 05062500
297 cfs 3.02 ft -7.19
Wild Rice River Nr Abercrombie
USGS 05053000
465 cfs 12.54 ft -16.82
Wild Rice River At Hendrum
USGS 05064000
532 cfs 7.42 ft -17.26

Peak Annual Discharge

Wild Rice River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Wild Rice River Year Over Year Discharge


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