Yellow River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Yellow River Levels

June 21 2024

7,031 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+694.0 cfs (+24.34%) since yesterday
60.34% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Yellow River was last observed at 3,545 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 7,031 acre-ft of water today; about 60% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 5,875 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2020-09-18 when daily discharge volume was observed at 68,265 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Yellow River Nr Milton reporting a streamflow rate of 1,750 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Yellow River Nr Oak Grove with a gauge stage of 81.45 ft. This river is monitored from 11 different streamgauging stations along the Yellow River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,024 ft, the Yellow River At Babcock.

Last Updated 2024-06-21
Streamflow 3,545.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 60.34%
Maximum 68,265.0 cfs
2020-09-18

About the yellow river


The Yellow River, also known as the Huang He, is the second-longest river in China, stretching over 5,464 km. It has played a significant role in Chinese history, often referred to as the "cradle of Chinese civilization." The river is renowned for its yellow color, caused by the high levels of silt and sediment in the water. However, this sedimentation has also caused devastating floods throughout history. To mitigate this, China has constructed several dams and reservoirs, including the Xiaolangdi Dam and the Sanmenxia Dam. These structures provide hydroelectric power and aid in flood control. Additionally, the river is a crucial source of irrigation for agriculture, supporting millions of people who live along its banks. Recreational activities, such as boating and fishing, are also popular in the Yellow River.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Yellow River At Babcock
USGS 05402000
755 cfs 6.96 ft -15.26
Yellow River At Necedah
USGS 05403000
1040 cfs 11.71 ft 60.74
Yellow River At Plymouth
USGS 05516500
98 cfs 4.74 ft -7.55
Yellow River At Ga 124
USGS 02207120
60 cfs 2.88 ft -7.4
Yellow River At Pleasant Hill Rd
USGS 02207220
92 cfs 1.35 ft -7.7
Yellow River At Knox
USGS 05517000
213 cfs 5.16 ft -4.05
Yellow River At Ion
USGS 05389000
179 cfs 6.22 ft -7.25
Yellow River At Gees Mill Road
USGS 02207335
117 cfs 1.54 ft 2.63
Yellow River Nr Oak Grove
USGS 02367900
488 cfs 81.45 ft -5.97
Yellow River At Milligan
USGS 02368000
483 cfs 1.51 ft -8.7
Yellow River Nr Milton
USGS 02369600
1750 cfs 37.4 ft -10.71

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Yellow River Maximum Total Discharge

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Yellow River Year Over Year Discharge


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