Youghiogheny River

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Youghiogheny River Levels

June 9 2023

6,773 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-43.4 cfs (-1.25%) since yesterday
53.51% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Youghiogheny River was last observed at 3415 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 6773 acre-ft of water today; about 54% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 6382 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 146,970 cfs on 2018-09-10.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Youghiogheny River At Sutersville reporting a streamflow rate of 728 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Youghiogheny River At Youghiogheny River Dam with a gage stage of 4.17 ft. This river is monitored from 7 different streamgauging stations along the Youghiogheny River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 2,370 ft, the Youghiogheny River Near Oakland.

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.

Last Updated 2023-06-09
Streamflow 3,414.8 cfs
Percent Normal 53.51%
Maximum 146,970.0 cfs

Area Surface Flows

Streamgauge Streamflow River Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Youghiogheny River Near Oakland
USGS 03075500
26 cfs 2.05 ft -4.38
Youghiogheny River At Friendsville
USGS 03076500
91 cfs 2.26 ft -2.37
Youghiogheny River At Youghiogheny River Dam
USGS 03077500
528 cfs 4.17 ft 2.72
Youghiogheny River Below Confluence
USGS 03081000
694 cfs 2.18 ft -0.86
Youghiogheny River At Ohiopyle
USGS 03081500
675 cfs 1.48 ft -2.46
Youghiogheny River At Connellsville
USGS 03082500
673 cfs 2.2 ft -3.3
Youghiogheny River At Sutersville
USGS 03083500
728 cfs 3.22 ft -1.09

Youghiogheny River Peak Annual Discharge

Youghiogheny River maximum total discharge

Youghiogheny River Seasonal Comparison

Year over year discharge

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