Wisconsin River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Wisconsin River Levels

June 14 2024

65,233 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-3013.0 cfs (-8.39%) since yesterday
94.29% of Normal 6 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Wisconsin River was last observed at 32,888 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 65,233 acre-ft of water today; about 94% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 34,880 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-04-19 when daily discharge volume was observed at 190,510 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Wisconsin River At Muscoda reporting a streamflow rate of 14,500 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Wisconsin River At Rothschild with a gauge stage of 14.41 ft. This river is monitored from 6 different streamgauging stations along the Wisconsin River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,582 ft, the Wisconsin River @ Rainbow Lake Nr Lake Tomahawk.

Last Updated 2024-06-14
Streamflow 32,888.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 94.29%
Maximum 190,510.0 cfs
2019-04-19

About the wisconsin river


The Wisconsin River is a major tributary of the Mississippi River, stretching over 430 miles from its source in northern Wisconsin to its confluence with the Mississippi River. The river has a rich history, once serving as a major transportation route for fur traders and loggers. Today, the river plays an important role in Wisconsin's economy, supporting hydroelectric power, agriculture, and recreation. The river is home to several large reservoirs, including Lake Wisconsin, Petenwell Lake, and Castle Rock Lake, which are used for power generation and flood control. The river is also a popular destination for fishing, boating, and camping. Agricultural uses of the river include irrigation for crops and livestock watering. The hydrology of the Wisconsin River is closely monitored to ensure sustainable use and protection of this valuable resource.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Wisconsin River @ Rainbow Lake Nr Lake Tomahawk
USGS 05391000
598 cfs 1.96 ft -0.5
Wisconsin River At Merrill
USGS 05395000
2160 cfs 4.94 ft 22.73
Wisconsin River At Rothschild
USGS 05398000
3670 cfs 14.41 ft 18.77
Wisconsin River At Wisconsin Rapids
USGS 05400760
3740 cfs 3.01 ft -27.1
Wisconsin River Near Wisconsin Dells
USGS 05404000
8220 cfs 4.26 ft -10.85
Wisconsin River At Muscoda
USGS 05407000
14500 cfs 3.54 ft -9.94

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Wisconsin River Maximum Total Discharge

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Wisconsin River Year Over Year Discharge


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