Wind River

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Wind River Levels

June 6 2023

35,060 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-2364.0 cfs (-11.8%) since yesterday
107.82% of Normal 7 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Wind River was last observed at 17676 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 35060 acre-ft of water today; about 108% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 16394 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 44,440 cfs on 2017-06-08.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Wind River Ab Boysen Reservoir reporting a streamflow rate of 8,330 cfs. This is also the deepest point on the Wind River, with a gage stage of 7.52 ft. This river is monitored from 7 different streamgauging stations along the Wind River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 7,204 ft, the Wind River Near Dubois.

River Summary: The Wind River is a 185-mile long river in Wyoming, USA that flows through the Wind River Range of the Rocky Mountains. It is a tributary of the Bighorn River and was historically an important water source for Native American tribes. Today, the river is used for irrigation of agricultural land, as well as for recreation such as fishing, kayaking, and camping. The river also serves as a source of hydroelectric power, with several reservoirs and dams located along its course, including the Boysen, Pilot Butte, and Fontenelle dams. These structures were built to control the river's flow and provide water for irrigation and drinking water for nearby communities. Despite its importance to the region, the Wind River has faced challenges such as pollution and habitat degradation, highlighting the need for ongoing conservation efforts.

Last Updated 2023-06-06
Streamflow 17,676.0 cfs
Percent Normal 107.82%
Maximum 44,440.0 cfs

Area Surface Flows

Streamgauge Streamflow River Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Wind River Near Dubois
USGS 06218500
596 cfs 3.88 ft -3.87
Wind River Above Red Creek
USGS 06220800
3320 cfs 6.16 ft -3.77
Wind River Near Crowheart
USGS 06225500
1630 cfs 6.60 ft
Wind River Near Kinnear
USGS 06227600
2230 cfs 6.45 ft -31.8
Wind River At Riverton
USGS 06228000
3200 cfs 6.44 ft -13.98
Wind River Ab Boysen Reservoir
USGS 06236100
8330 cfs 7.52 ft -7.24
Wind R Bl Boysen Res Wyo
USGS 06259000
819 cfs 3.96 ft

Wind River Peak Annual Discharge

Wind River maximum total discharge

Wind River Seasonal Comparison

Year over year discharge

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