Hydroelectric project data

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We Energies, WPS, and WRPCO own and operate the hydroelectric project data

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
7/27/2021 8:51:14 PM CST

Michigamme River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Way Dam - We Energies
Inflow from Witch Lake 73 cfs 0 +4
Inflow from Witch Lake Stage Height 2.35 ft 0.00 +0.02
Head Water Level 1,370.66 feet -0.01 -0.02
Tail Water Level 1,336.73 feet +0.02 +0.01
Total Flow 309 cfs 0 0
Hemlock Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,336.47 feet 0.00 -0.02
Tail Water Level 1,301.01 feet +0.02 0.00
Total Flow 311 cfs 0 -12
USGS 360 cfs -3 -10
Peavy Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,283.41 feet -0.08 -0.15
Tail Water Level 1,189.36 feet -0.19 +0.30
Total Flow 888 cfs -1,308 +888
Michigamme Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,189.38 feet +0.29 +0.30
Tail Water Level 1,126.86 feet -0.03 +0.34
Total Flow 770 cfs -16 +306
Paint River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Lower Paint - We Energies
Inflow from Paint near Crystal Falls 350 cfs -4 +1
Inflow from Paint near Crystal Falls Stage Height 2.38 ft -0.01 0.00
Head Water Level 1,283.36 feet -0.08 -0.11
Tail Water Level 1,266.62 feet +0.01 +0.01
Total Flow 278 cfs -1 -2
Diversion Canal 72 cfs -3 +3
Brule River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Brule - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,198.18 feet -0.02 -0.05
Tail Water Level 1,135.87 feet +0.02 -0.02
Total Flow 714 cfs -3 -5
Pine River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Pine - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,191.66 feet -0.01 -0.02
Tail Water Level 1,096.67 feet -0.01 +0.04
Bypass Flow 30 cfs 0 0
Total Flow 276 cfs +7 +21
Menominee River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Twin Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,112.47 feet -0.03 -0.11
Tail Water Level 1,068.26 feet -0.01 +0.43
Total Flow 1,419 cfs -39 +314
Kingsford - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,066.67 feet +0.03 +0.03
Tail Water Level 1,037.09 feet -0.02 +0.03
Total Flow 1,767 cfs -5 +34
Big Quinnesec - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,034.16 feet -0.11 -0.14
Tail Water Level 942.81 feet +0.03 +0.14
Total Flow 2,015 cfs -15 +770
Chalk Hill - We Energies
Head Water Level 743.72 feet +0.05 0.00
Tail Water Level 716.08 feet -0.01 -0.05
Total Flow 2,079 cfs +115 +91
White Rapids - We Energies
Head Water Level 715.95 feet -0.04 -0.04
Tail Water Level 687.00 feet +0.02 +0.11
Total Flow 2,080 cfs +5 +91
Grand Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 664.90 feet +0.07 +0.13
Tail Water Level 635.42 feet +0.16 +0.17
Total Flow 1,887 cfs +348 +359
Peshtigo River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Caldron Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 981.67 feet -0.01 -0.06
Tail Water Level 901.03 feet +0.02 -0.05
Total Flow 417 cfs +3 -26
High Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 897.30 feet -0.03 -0.05
Tail Water Level 814.76 feet -0.02 +0.05
Total Flow 506 cfs -5 0
Johnson Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 813.98 feet 0.00 +0.09
Tail Water Level 770.74 feet +0.08 +0.70
Total Flow 613 cfs +38 +57
Sandstone Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 723.97 feet +0.02 +0.05
Tail Water Level 680.17 feet +0.15 +0.19
Total Flow 592 cfs +47 +71
Potato Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 621.76 feet 0.00 -0.02
Tail Water Level 604.12 feet +0.06 0.00
Total Flow 733 cfs +39 -23
Peshtigo - WPS
Head Water Level 602.80 feet +0.02 -0.04
Tail Water Level 591.42 feet +0.09 -0.23
Total Flow 576 cfs +27 -168
Fox River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Appleton - We Energies
Head Water Level 736.62 feet -0.11 +0.18
Tail Water Level 721.08 feet +0.16 -0.18
Total Flow 0 cfs 0 0
Wisconsin River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Otter Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 1,616.38 feet 0.00 -0.03
Tail Water Level 1,603.93 feet +0.03 +0.18
Total Flow 422 cfs 0 +42
Hat Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 1,522.27 feet 0.00 -0.03
Total Flow 680 cfs -11 -18
Jersey - WPS
Head Water Level 1,449.93 feet 0.00 -0.08
Tail Water Level 1,437.34 feet +0.09 -0.33
Tomahawk - WPS
Head Water Level 1,435.04 feet -0.04 -0.26
Tail Water Level 1,421.17 feet -0.03 +0.14
Total Flow 912 cfs -300 -726
Grandfather Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 1,396.39 feet -0.35 -0.45
Tail Water Level 1,301.37 feet -0.51 +0.56
Total Flow 1,910 cfs -598 +644
Total Bypass Flow 59 cfs -1 -1
Alexander - WPS
Head Water Level 1,276.83 feet 0.00 -0.03
Tail Water Level 1,255.72 feet -0.04 +0.58
Total Flow 2,723 cfs -2 +747
Merrill - WPS
Head Water Level 1,247.98 feet +0.05 +0.05
Total Flow 3,280 cfs 0 +1,150
Wausau - WPS
Head Water Level 1,188.32 feet +0.10 +0.10
Tail Water Level 1,164.62 feet +0.20 +0.42
Total Flow 3,397 cfs +538 +1,227
Petenwell - WRPCO
Head Water Level 923.72 feet 0.00 +0.10
Tail Water Level 882.21 feet +0.02 -0.04
Total Flow 4,862 cfs +19 -43
Castle Rock - WRPCO
Head Water Level 881.61 feet -0.01 -0.01
Tail Water Level 849.15 feet +0.01 -0.04
Total Flow 5,403 cfs +29 -115
Rain Gage Data 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Precipitation
Champion 10.56 Inches 0.00 0.00
Commonwealth 17.72 Inches 0.00 +0.69
Covington 10.49 Inches 0.00 0.00
Fence 10.13 Inches 0.00 0.00
Florence 9.79 Inches 0.00 0.00
Iron River 12.61 Inches 0.00 0.00
Niagara 12.02 Inches 0.00 0.00
Paint River 11.87 Inches 0.00 0.00
Pembine 4.86 Inches 0.00 0.00
Witch Lake 13.32 Inches 0.00 0.00

Data courtesy of Energy Supply and Control

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