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Owyhee River at Owyhee Dam River Discharge (cfs)Stage (ft)Observed: 796 cfs at 11:30PM May 21, 2024Observed: 796 cfs at 11:45PM May 21, 2024Observed: 800 cfs at 12:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 805 cfs at 12:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 805 cfs at 12:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 810 cfs at 12:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 810 cfs at 1:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 814 cfs at 1:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 819 cfs at 1:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 819 cfs at 1:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 819 cfs at 2:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 819 cfs at 2:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 819 cfs at 2:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 819 cfs at 2:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 819 cfs at 3:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 824 cfs at 3:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 824 cfs at 3:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 824 cfs at 3:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 829 cfs at 4:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 829 cfs at 4:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 829 cfs at 4:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 829 cfs at 4:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 829 cfs at 5:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 829 cfs at 5:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 824 cfs at 5:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 824 cfs at 5:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 824 cfs at 6:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 824 cfs at 6:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 824 cfs at 6:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 829 cfs at 6:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 829 cfs at 7:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 829 cfs at 7:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 829 cfs at 7:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 829 cfs at 7:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 833 cfs at 8:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 829 cfs at 8:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 829 cfs at 8:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 829 cfs at 8:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 829 cfs at 9:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 829 cfs at 9:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 833 cfs at 9:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 718 cfs at 9:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 555 cfs at 10:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 456 cfs at 10:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 417 cfs at 10:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 403 cfs at 10:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 392 cfs at 11:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 389 cfs at 11:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 392 cfs at 11:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 396 cfs at 11:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 392 cfs at 12:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 389 cfs at 12:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 392 cfs at 12:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396 cfs at 12:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 396 cfs at 1:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 392 cfs at 1:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 385 cfs at 1:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 375 cfs at 1:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 369 cfs at 2:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 369 cfs at 2:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 375 cfs at 2:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 385 cfs at 2:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 375 cfs at 3:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 369 cfs at 3:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 365 cfs at 3:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 372 cfs at 3:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 379 cfs at 4:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 392 cfs at 4:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 524 cfs at 4:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 714 cfs at 4:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 901 cfs at 5:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 897 cfs at 5:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 901 cfs at 5:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 926 cfs at 5:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 947 cfs at 6:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 962 cfs at 6:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 967 cfs at 6:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 957 cfs at 6:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 947 cfs at 7:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 947 cfs at 7:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 952 cfs at 7:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 957 cfs at 7:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 957 cfs at 8:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 952 cfs at 8:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 952 cfs at 8:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 952 cfs at 8:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 962 cfs at 9:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 977 cfs at 9:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 988 cfs at 9:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 993 cfs at 9:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 1003 cfs at 10:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 1009 cfs at 10:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 1009 cfs at 10:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 1009 cfs at 10:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 1009 cfs at 11:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 1009 cfs at 11:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 1009 cfs at 11:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 1009 cfs at 12:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1003 cfs at 12:15AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1003 cfs at 12:30AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1003 cfs at 12:45AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1009 cfs at 1:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1009 cfs at 1:15AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1009 cfs at 1:30AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1014 cfs at 1:45AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1019 cfs at 2:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1024 cfs at 2:15AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1030 cfs at 2:30AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1030 cfs at 2:45AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1035 cfs at 3:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1040 cfs at 3:15AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1035 cfs at 3:30AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1030 cfs at 3:45AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1030 cfs at 4:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1030 cfs at 4:15AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1035 cfs at 4:30AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1040 cfs at 4:45AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1051 cfs at 5:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1051 cfs at 5:15AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1051 cfs at 5:30AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1056 cfs at 5:45AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1056 cfs at 6:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1056 cfs at 6:15AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1062 cfs at 6:30AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1062 cfs at 6:45AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1062 cfs at 7:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1062 cfs at 7:15AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1056 cfs at 7:30AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1062 cfs at 7:45AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1067 cfs at 8:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1072 cfs at 8:15AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1072 cfs at 8:30AM May 23, 2024Highest Observation: 1078 cfs at 8:45AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1072 cfs at 9:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1072 cfs at 9:15AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1072 cfs at 9:30AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1072 cfs at 9:45AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1067 cfs at 10:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1062 cfs at 10:15AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1051 cfs at 10:30AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1051 cfs at 10:45AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1051 cfs at 11:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1056 cfs at 11:15AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1056 cfs at 11:30AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1062 cfs at 11:45AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1062 cfs at 12:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 1062 cfs at 12:15PM May 23, 2024Observed: 1056 cfs at 12:30PM May 23, 2024Observed: 1051 cfs at 12:45PM May 23, 2024Observed: 1051 cfs at 1:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 1051 cfs at 1:15PM May 23, 2024Observed: 1051 cfs at 1:30PM May 23, 2024Observed: 1046 cfs at 1:45PM May 23, 2024Observed: 1040 cfs at 2:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 1040 cfs at 2:15PM May 23, 2024Observed: 1040 cfs at 2:30PM May 23, 2024Observed: 1046 cfs at 2:45PM May 23, 2024Observed: 1046 cfs at 3:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 1051 cfs at 3:15PM May 23, 2024Observed: 1051 cfs at 3:30PM May 23, 2024Observed: 1051 cfs at 3:45PM May 23, 2024Observed: 1046 cfs at 4:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 952 cfs at 4:15PM May 23, 2024Observed: 824 cfs at 4:30PM May 23, 2024Observed: 763 cfs at 4:45PM May 23, 2024Observed: 750 cfs at 5:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 750 cfs at 5:15PM May 23, 2024Observed: 754 cfs at 5:30PM May 23, 2024Observed: 754 cfs at 5:45PM May 23, 2024Observed: 759 cfs at 6:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 754 cfs at 6:15PM May 23, 2024Observed: 754 cfs at 6:30PM May 23, 2024Observed: 754 cfs at 6:45PM May 23, 2024Observed: 754 cfs at 7:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 754 cfs at 7:15PM May 23, 2024Observed: 754 cfs at 7:30PM May 23, 2024Observed: 754 cfs at 7:45PM May 23, 2024Observed: 754 cfs at 8:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 754 cfs at 8:15PM May 23, 2024Observed: 754 cfs at 8:30PM May 23, 2024Observed: 759 cfs at 8:45PM May 23, 2024Observed: 763 cfs at 9:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 763 cfs at 9:15PM May 23, 2024Observed: 768 cfs at 9:30PM May 23, 2024Observed: 763 cfs at 9:45PM May 23, 2024Observed: 763 cfs at 10:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 763 cfs at 10:15PM May 23, 2024Observed: 768 cfs at 10:30PM May 23, 2024Observed: 772 cfs at 10:45PM May 23, 2024Observed: 763 cfs at 11:15PM May 23, 2024Observed: 768 cfs at 11:30PM May 23, 2024Observed: 772 cfs at 11:45PM May 23, 2024Observed: 777 cfs at 12:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 777 cfs at 12:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 777 cfs at 12:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 782 cfs at 12:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 782 cfs at 1:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 786 cfs at 1:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 786 cfs at 1:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 786 cfs at 1:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 786 cfs at 2:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 786 cfs at 2:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 786 cfs at 2:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 786 cfs at 2:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 786 cfs at 3:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 791 cfs at 3:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 791 cfs at 3:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 796 cfs at 3:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 796 cfs at 4:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 800 cfs at 4:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 800 cfs at 4:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 800 cfs at 4:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 800 cfs at 5:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 800 cfs at 5:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 800 cfs at 5:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 800 cfs at 5:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 800 cfs at 6:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 800 cfs at 6:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 805 cfs at 6:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 810 cfs at 6:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 810 cfs at 7:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 810 cfs at 7:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 810 cfs at 7:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 810 cfs at 7:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 805 cfs at 8:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 805 cfs at 8:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 805 cfs at 8:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 805 cfs at 8:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 805 cfs at 9:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 805 cfs at 9:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 805 cfs at 9:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 805 cfs at 9:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 805 cfs at 10:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 805 cfs at 10:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 805 cfs at 10:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 805 cfs at 10:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 810 cfs at 11:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 810 cfs at 11:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 805 cfs at 11:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 800 cfs at 11:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 800 cfs at 12:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 796 cfs at 12:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 796 cfs at 12:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 796 cfs at 12:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 796 cfs at 1:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 796 cfs at 1:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 796 cfs at 1:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 796 cfs at 1:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 800 cfs at 2:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 800 cfs at 2:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 800 cfs at 2:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 800 cfs at 2:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 796 cfs at 3:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 796 cfs at 3:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 796 cfs at 3:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 796 cfs at 3:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 791 cfs at 4:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 796 cfs at 4:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 796 cfs at 4:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 796 cfs at 4:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 796 cfs at 5:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 805 cfs at 5:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 805 cfs at 5:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 796 cfs at 5:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 791 cfs at 6:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 782 cfs at 6:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 782 cfs at 6:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 791 cfs at 6:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 791 cfs at 7:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 800 cfs at 7:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 805 cfs at 7:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 800 cfs at 7:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 805 cfs at 8:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 805 cfs at 8:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 805 cfs at 8:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 819 cfs at 8:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 814 cfs at 9:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 805 cfs at 9:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 810 cfs at 9:30PM May 24, 2024Highest Forecast: 750 cfs 12:00AM May 25, 2024Highest Forecast: 750 cfs 6:00AM May 25, 2024Highest Forecast: 750 cfs 12:00PM May 25, 2024Highest Forecast: 750 cfs 6:00PM May 25, 2024Highest Forecast: 750 cfs 12:00AM May 26, 2024Highest Forecast: 750 cfs 6:00AM May 26, 2024Highest Forecast: 750 cfs 12:00PM May 26, 2024Highest Forecast: 750 cfs 6:00PM May 26, 2024Highest Forecast: 750 cfs 12:00AM May 27, 2024Highest Forecast: 750 cfs 6:00AM May 27, 2024Highest Forecast: 750 cfs 12:00PM May 27, 2024Highest Forecast: 750 cfs 6:00PM May 27, 2024Highest Forecast: 750 cfs 12:00AM May 28, 2024Highest Forecast: 750 cfs 6:00AM May 28, 2024Highest Forecast: 750 cfs 12:00PM May 28, 2024Highest Forecast: 750 cfs 6:00PM May 28, 2024Highest Forecast: 750 cfs 12:00AM May 29, 2024Highest Forecast: 750 cfs 6:00AM May 29, 2024Highest Forecast: 750 cfs 12:00PM May 29, 2024Highest Forecast: 750 cfs 6:00PM May 29, 2024Highest Forecast: 750 cfs 12:00AM May 30, 2024Highest Forecast: 750 cfs 6:00AM May 30, 2024Highest Forecast: 750 cfs 12:00PM May 30, 2024Forecast: 250 cfs 6:00PM May 30, 2024Forecast: 250 cfs 12:00AM May 31, 2024Forecast: 250 cfs 6:00AM May 31, 2024Forecast: 250 cfs 12:00PM May 31, 2024Forecast: 250 cfs 6:00PM May 31, 2024USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesOWYO3(plotting QRIRZ) Graph Created (11:15PM May 24, 2024)ObservedForecast (issued 3:10PM May 24)Latest observed value: 810 cfs at 9:30 PM MDT 24-May-2024. Flood Flow is 3 kcfs
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Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Owyhee River at Owyhee Dam are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in KCFS)
Major Flood Flow: 15.5
Moderate Flood Flow: 6
Flood Flow: 3
Action Flow: 1
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 22,900 cfs on 04/15/1952
(2) 20,900 cfs on 02/25/1986
(3) 19,325 cfs on 04/17/1984
(4) 14,000 cfs on 04/03/1972
(5) 12,000 cfs on 04/16/1983
(6) 11,800 cfs on 04/09/2006
(7) 11,700 cfs on 05/21/1995
(8) 11,000 cfs on 04/02/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8,478 cfs on 04/10/2024 (P)
(2) 211 cfs on 08/23/2023
(3) 203 cfs on 08/04/2022
(4) 189 cfs on 08/10/2021
(5) 259 cfs on 02/23/2020
(6) 5,110 cfs on 05/31/2019
(7) 208 cfs on 04/27/2018
(8) 5,270 cfs on 04/29/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.
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15500 Floodwater will cover roads near Owyhee Junction. Some houses near Owyhee Junction will be flooded. Floodwater will cover portions of Highway 201 near Owyhee Junction cutting off access between Adrian and Nyssa. Extensive flooding of farmland will occur.
12500 Floodwater will approach houses near Owyhee Junction. Widespread flooding of farmland will occur between the mouth of the canyon and the Snake River confluence. Flood water will be about 1 foot deep across Overstreet Road near the bridge crossing.
10000 Widespread field flooding will occur downstream from the dam with farmland adjacent to the river underwater. Water will cover portions of Overstreet Road near the bridge crossing. Water will approach the bottom of the Highway 201 Bridge near the town of Owyhee Junction.
6000 Significant field flooding will occur near the river from the mouth of the canyon to the confluence with the Snake River. Water will begin to flow across Overstreet Road near the bridge crossing.
3000 Low lying roads, river access and recreation sites adjacent to the river will flood. Farm equipment near the river may need to be moved.
1000 The low water bridge crossing immediately below Owyhee Dam will be impacted by high water and access to the church camp may be cut off. River access roads and recreation sites below the dam to the mouth of the canyon will be impacted by high water. Low water crossings including Borge Lane and Bob Rice Road will flood. Minor field flooding will occur.
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(1) Downstream view of gage house.
(2) Cableway used for discharge measurements.
(3) Downstream view looking toward gage house.
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Latitude: 43.654722° N, Longitude: 117.254444° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS flow Not Available Not Available Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 2343.67 ft 2354.67 ft  

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