Youghiogheny River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Youghiogheny River Levels

June 13 2024

7,091 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-157.2 cfs (-4.21%) since yesterday
40.6% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Youghiogheny River was last observed at 3,575 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 7,091 acre-ft of water today; about 41% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 8,806 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2018-09-10 when daily discharge volume was observed at 146,970 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Youghiogheny River At Sutersville reporting a streamflow rate of 841 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Youghiogheny River At Youghiogheny River Dam with a gauge stage of 4.14 ft. This river is monitored from 7 different streamgauging stations along the Youghiogheny River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 2,370 ft, the Youghiogheny River Near Oakland.

Last Updated 2024-06-12
Streamflow 3,574.8 cfs
Percent of Normal 40.6%
Maximum 146,970.0 cfs

About the youghiogheny river

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.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Youghiogheny River Near Oakland
USGS 03075500
63 cfs 2.23 ft -10.82
Youghiogheny River At Friendsville
USGS 03076500
142 cfs 2.48 ft -13.17
Youghiogheny River At Youghiogheny River Dam
USGS 03077500
480 cfs 4.14 ft 7.16
Youghiogheny River Below Confluence
USGS 03081000
555 cfs 1.96 ft -3.97
Youghiogheny River At Ohiopyle
USGS 03081500
632 cfs 1.35 ft -4.77
Youghiogheny River At Connellsville
USGS 03082500
704 cfs 2.24 ft -6.23
Youghiogheny River At Sutersville
USGS 03083500
841 cfs 3.3 ft -5.27

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Youghiogheny River Maximum Total Discharge

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Youghiogheny River Year Over Year Discharge

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