Wind River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Wind River Levels

April 16 2024

6,280 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-191.0 cfs (-5.69%) since yesterday
182.88% of Normal 7 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Wind River was last observed at 3,166 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 6,280 acre-ft of water today; about 183% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,731 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2017-06-08 when daily discharge volume was observed at 44,440 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Wind River Near Crowheart reporting a streamflow rate of 1,630 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Wind River, with a gauge stage of 6.60 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 7 different streamgauging stations along the Wind River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 7,204 ft, the Wind River Near Dubois.

Last Updated 2024-04-16
Streamflow 3,166.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 182.88%
Maximum 44,440.0 cfs

About the wind river

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.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Wind River Near Dubois
USGS 06218500
111 cfs 2.64 ft -28.39
Wind River Above Red Creek
USGS 06220800
534 cfs 3.34 ft -52.74
Wind River Near Crowheart
USGS 06225500
1630 cfs 6.60 ft
Wind River Near Kinnear
USGS 06227600
744 cfs 4.34 ft 53.09
Wind River At Riverton
USGS 06228000
868 cfs 4.35 ft 15.12
Wind River Ab Boysen Reservoir
USGS 06236100
909 cfs 3.02 ft 9.25
Wind R Bl Boysen Res Wyo
USGS 06259000
819 cfs 3.96 ft

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