Hydroelectric project data

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Hydroelectric project data displayed on this page includes projects owned and operated by We Energies, Wisconsin Public Service and Wisconsin River Power. The data is for informational purposes only. Accuracy and frequency of updates is not guaranteed. For more information pertaining to current flow rate and expected flow rates downstream of Johnson Falls Dam, call the Eastern Hydro Office, 715-854-7498.

Water Levels
2/8/2023 8:33:24 AM CST

Michigamme River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Way Dam - We Energies
Inflow from Witch Lake 310 cfs -3 -6
Inflow from Witch Lake Stage Height 3.45 ft -0.01 -0.02
Head Water Level 1,366.79 feet -0.04 -0.12
Tail Water Level 1,336.48 feet +0.01 -0.01
Total Flow 1,060 cfs -1 -1
Hemlock Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,335.47 feet +0.01 +0.01
Tail Water Level 1,302.07 feet 0.00 +0.02
Total Flow 1,083 cfs -2 -3
USGS 1,220 cfs 0 0
Peavy Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,283.48 feet -0.06 +0.09
Tail Water Level 1,189.37 feet +0.42 +0.06
Total Flow 2,003 cfs +2,003 +98
Michigamme Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,189.18 feet +0.11 +0.01
Tail Water Level 1,128.17 feet +1.26 +0.69
Total Flow 1,722 cfs +1,051 +585
Paint River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Lower Paint - We Energies
Inflow from Paint near Crystal Falls 478 cfs -14 -10
Inflow from Paint near Crystal Falls Stage Height 2.62 ft -0.02 -0.02
Head Water Level 1,283.50 feet +0.03 +0.07
Tail Water Level 1,266.10 feet -0.01 -0.01
Total Flow 206 cfs 0 0
Diversion Canal 271 cfs -15 -11
Brule River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Brule - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,198.08 feet +0.02 -0.01
Tail Water Level 1,135.35 feet +0.01 -0.49
Total Flow 526 cfs -1 -189
Pine River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Pine - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,191.61 feet -0.06 -0.10
Tail Water Level 1,096.53 feet -0.03 +0.06
Bypass Flow 30 cfs 0 0
Total Flow 201 cfs -3 +18
Menominee River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Twin Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,112.29 feet -0.13 -0.09
Tail Water Level 1,068.43 feet +0.53 0.00
Total Flow 1,934 cfs +763 -19
Kingsford - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,066.27 feet -0.11 +0.11
Tail Water Level 1,037.62 feet +0.84 +0.27
Total Flow 2,425 cfs +1,124 +283
Big Quinnesec - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,034.09 feet -0.21 +0.38
Tail Water Level 942.65 feet +0.36 -0.25
Total Flow 2,486 cfs +1,206 +94
Chalk Hill - We Energies
Head Water Level 743.63 feet -0.11 -0.33
Tail Water Level 716.26 feet -0.01 -0.02
Total Flow 2,265 cfs -55 -66
White Rapids - We Energies
Head Water Level 716.07 feet +0.01 -0.03
Tail Water Level 687.30 feet -0.10 -0.09
Total Flow 2,508 cfs -61 -74
Grand Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 664.67 feet +0.05 +0.16
Tail Water Level 636.04 feet +0.03 +0.10
Total Flow 2,473 cfs +80 +161
Peshtigo River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Caldron Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 981.64 feet -0.02 -0.05
Tail Water Level 900.61 feet -0.03 -0.02
Total Flow 314 cfs -3 -2
High Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 897.35 feet +0.01 +0.05
Tail Water Level 814.35 feet 0.00 0.00
Total Flow 265 cfs +1 -1
Johnson Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 813.99 feet +0.01 0.00
Tail Water Level 770.01 feet 0.00 0.00
Total Flow 285 cfs -4 -7
Sandstone Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 723.95 feet -0.02 -0.02
Tail Water Level 679.56 feet +0.03 +0.04
Total Flow 311 cfs +3 +20
Potato Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 621.79 feet 0.00 0.00
Tail Water Level 603.76 feet -0.06 -0.06
Total Flow 481 cfs +4 -5
Peshtigo - WPS
Head Water Level 602.77 feet -0.01 -0.01
Tail Water Level 589.12 feet -0.01 +0.03
Total Flow 510 cfs 0 +6
Fox River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Appleton - We Energies
Head Water Level 736.71 feet +0.02 -0.01
Tail Water Level 720.55 feet -0.01 0.00
Total Flow 757 cfs 0 -3
Wisconsin River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Otter Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 1,616.34 feet 0.00 0.00
Tail Water Level 1,604.63 feet -0.01 -0.01
Total Flow 339 cfs -4 +8
Hat Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 1,522.08 feet -0.02 -0.06
Total Flow 705 cfs +32 +86
Jersey - WPS
Head Water Level 1,449.99 feet 0.00 0.00
Tail Water Level 1,437.50 feet +0.02 +0.03
Tomahawk - WPS
Head Water Level 1,435.10 feet 0.00 -0.01
Tail Water Level 1,420.80 feet -0.01 -0.01
Total Flow 1,126 cfs -19 -37
Grandfather Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 1,396.68 feet -0.02 -0.03
Tail Water Level 1,301.14 feet +0.01 0.00
Total Flow 1,659 cfs 0 0
Total Bypass Flow 60 cfs 0 0
Alexander - WPS
Head Water Level 1,276.65 feet -0.03 -0.06
Tail Water Level 1,254.77 feet 0.00 0.00
Total Flow 1,821 cfs +51 +104
Merrill - WPS
Head Water Level 1,247.92 feet +0.01 -0.02
Total Flow 2,080 cfs -10 -20
Wausau - WPS
Head Water Level 1,188.18 feet +0.01 -0.04
Tail Water Level 1,164.66 feet 0.00 +0.02
Total Flow 1,833 cfs -57 -138
Petenwell - WRPCO
Head Water Level 923.08 feet 0.00 0.00
Tail Water Level 881.28 feet -0.04 +0.02
Total Flow 2,928 cfs +15 +3
Castle Rock - WRPCO
Head Water Level 880.82 feet -0.01 -0.03
Tail Water Level 848.52 feet +0.04 +0.01
Total Flow 4,081 cfs +86 +28
Rain Gage Data 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Precipitation
Champion 22.66 Inches 0.00 0.00
Commonwealth 34.65 Inches 0.00 0.00
Covington 30.96 Inches 0.00 0.00
Fence 9.70 Inches 0.00 0.00
Florence 3.35 Inches +0.11 +0.18
Iron River 27.25 Inches 0.00 0.00
Niagara 21.69 Inches 0.00 0.00
Paint River 25.10 Inches 0.00 0.00
Pembine 12.29 Inches -0.01 -0.27
Witch Lake 30.53 Inches 0.00 0.00

Data courtesy of Energy Supply and Control

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