Yakima River

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Yakima River Levels

June 5 2023

14,122 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+2000.0 cfs (+39.06%) since yesterday
39.78% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Yakima River was last observed at 7120 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 14122 acre-ft of water today; about 40% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 17898 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 78,140 cfs on 2011-05-18.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Yakima River Above Ahtanum Creek At Union Gap reporting a streamflow rate of 3,110 cfs. This is also the deepest point on the Yakima River, with a gage stage of 41.23 ft. This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Yakima River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 1,338 ft, the Yakima River At Umtanum.

River Summary: The Yakima River is a tributary of the Columbia River that flows through Washington State. It stretches for 214 miles and has a rich history, having been home to various Native American tribes for centuries. It is also a popular destination for fly-fishing enthusiasts, as it is home to a variety of fish species, including trout, salmon, and steelhead. The river's hydrology has been impacted by human activity, including the construction of dams and reservoirs. The Yakima River Basin Storage Alliance has worked to create reservoirs and dams that provide irrigation water to farms and ranches in the region, while also helping to protect the river's ecosystem. Some of the most notable reservoirs on the Yakima River include the Cle Elum Lake Reservoir and the Bumping Lake Reservoir. The Yakima River also supports a variety of recreational activities, including camping, hiking, and rafting.

Last Updated 2023-06-05
Streamflow 7,120.0 cfs
Percent Normal 39.78%
Maximum 78,140.0 cfs

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