-400.0 cfs (-1.11%) since yesterday
101.39% of Normal
Total streamflow across the
was last observed at
cfs, and is expected to yield approximately
acre-ft of water today; about 101%
Average streamflow for this time of year is
with recent peaks last observed
2011-05-25 when daily discharge volume was observed at
Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the
Yellowstone River At Glendive Mt
reporting a streamflow rate of 7,770 cfs.
This is also the highest stage along the Yellowstone River, with a gauge stage of
43.52 ft at this location.
This river is monitored from 9 different streamgauging stations along the Yellowstone River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 7,731 ft, the
Yellowstone River At Yellowstone Lk Outlet Ynp.
Percent of Normal
About the yellowstone river
The Yellowstone River is a major tributary of the Missouri River, spanning 692 miles from its source in Wyoming to its mouth in North Dakota. The river played a significant role in the history of the American West, including the Lewis and Clark expedition. It also served as a major transportation route for fur traders and settlers. The river is fed by snowmelt and precipitation, with the highest flows occurring in the spring and early summer. The river has several reservoirs, including the Buffalo Bill, Yellowtail, and Fort Peck dams. These provide hydroelectric power, irrigation, and flood control. Recreational activities, such as fishing, boating, and camping, are popular along the river. The river also supports agricultural activities, including cattle grazing and crop irrigation.