Yellowstone River

Streamflow Weather Hydrology
March 22 2023

Yellowstone River Report

3361.992 ACRE-FT

-15.0 cfs (-0.88%) today
6.11% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Yellowstone River was last observed at 1695 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 3362 acre-ft of water today; about 6% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 27719 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 448,060 cfs on 2011-05-25.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Yellowstone River At Miles City Mt reporting a streamflow rate of 11,700 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Yellowstone River At Glendive Mt with a gage stage of 42.92 ft. This river is monitored from 9 different streamgauging stations along the Yellowstone River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 7,731 ft, the Yellowstone River At Yellowstone Lk Outlet Ynp.

The river is also a popular destination for whitewater enthusiasts, featuring river runs like Gardiner Town Run, and Yankee Jim Canyon (Joe Brown to Miner), a class III to III+ run. Compare streamflow levels for nearby paddling destinations on the interactive map .

Last Updated 2023-03-22
Streamflow 1,695.0 cfs
Percent Normal 6.11%
Maximum 448,060.0 cfs

River Streamflow

Total discharge along the Yellowstone River

Streamgage Levels

Location Streamflow River Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Yellowstone River At Yellowstone Lk Outlet Ynp
USGS 06186500
453 cfs 2.9 ft -3.82
Yellowstone River Near Altonah
USGS 09292500
99 cfs 0.65 ft 51.77
Yellowstone River At Corwin Springs Mt
USGS 06191500
695 cfs 0.63 ft 2.21
Yellowstone River Near Livingston Mt
USGS 06192500
1000 cfs 0.06 ft -2.91
Yellowstone River At Billings Mt
USGS 06214500
3740 cfs 3.47 ft -2.35
Yellowstone River At Forsyth Mt
USGS 06295000
5760 cfs 2.01 ft -9.43
Yellowstone River At Miles City Mt
USGS 06309000
11700 cfs 7.44 ft -18.18
Yellowstone River At Glendive Mt
USGS 06327500
7470 cfs 42.92 ft 5.96
Yellowstone River Near Sidney Mt
USGS 06329500
7970 cfs 6.77 ft -20.3

Peak Annual Discharge

Yellowstone River maximum total discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Year over year discharge

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