Youghiogheny River Levels
June 9 2023
Discharge Volume Today-43.4 cfs (-1.25%) since yesterday
53.51% of normal • Low
Total streamflow across the
was last observed at
cfs, and is expected to yield approximately
acre-ft of water today; about 54%
River levels are low and may signify a drought.
Average streamflow for this time of year is
with recent peaks last observed at
River Summary: The Youghiogheny River, located in western Maryland and southwestern Pennsylvania, is approximately 125 miles long and flows into the Monongahela River. Originally used by Native American tribes for transportation and fishing, the river played a significant role in the western expansion of the United States. The river has a complicated hydrology due to its mountainous terrain and is home to several hydroelectric dams, including the Deep Creek Dam and the Youghiogheny Dam. These dams provide power to the surrounding communities and also offer recreational opportunities such as fishing and boating. The river is also used for agricultural purposes, including irrigation and livestock watering. The Youghiogheny River is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offering activities such as whitewater rafting, kayaking, and hiking along its banks.