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
10/6/2022 10:52:46 PM CST

Michigamme River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Way Dam - We Energies
Inflow from Witch Lake 268 cfs -2 -2
Inflow from Witch Lake Stage Height 3.30 ft 0.00 0.00
Head Water Level 1,370.08 feet +0.01 +0.04
Tail Water Level 1,336.56 feet -0.01 -0.01
Total Flow 275 cfs 0 +1
Hemlock Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,336.47 feet +0.01 -0.06
Tail Water Level 1,300.83 feet +0.02 -0.09
Total Flow 314 cfs +7 -30
USGS 331 cfs -6 -32
Peavy Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,283.36 feet +0.04 -0.06
Tail Water Level 1,188.93 feet -0.29 +0.21
Total Flow 0 cfs 0 -900
Michigamme Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,189.01 feet -0.25 +0.32
Tail Water Level 1,126.44 feet +0.01 +0.01
Total Flow 402 cfs +5 +1
Paint River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Lower Paint - We Energies
Inflow from Paint near Crystal Falls 362 cfs -2 -18
Inflow from Paint near Crystal Falls Stage Height 2.41 ft 0.00 -0.03
Head Water Level 1,283.20 feet +0.04 -0.03
Tail Water Level 1,266.54 feet +0.01 +0.02
Total Flow 268 cfs 0 0
Diversion Canal 94 cfs -2 -18
Brule River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Brule - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,198.23 feet +0.01 0.00
Tail Water Level 1,135.40 feet +0.01 +0.02
Total Flow 556 cfs +7 +3
Pine River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Pine - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,191.49 feet -0.01 -0.03
Tail Water Level 1,096.31 feet +0.02 -0.01
Bypass Flow 30 cfs 0 0
Total Flow 170 cfs +11 -1
Menominee River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Twin Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,112.35 feet 0.00 -0.02
Tail Water Level 1,067.69 feet +0.01 -0.01
Total Flow 911 cfs +2 -60
Kingsford - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,066.65 feet +0.01 +0.07
Tail Water Level 1,036.55 feet +0.05 -0.03
Total Flow 1,005 cfs +6 +8
Big Quinnesec - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,034.29 feet -0.09 -0.28
Tail Water Level 942.60 feet 0.00 +0.06
Total Flow 1,204 cfs +8 -167
Chalk Hill - We Energies
Head Water Level 743.73 feet -0.02 -0.09
Tail Water Level 716.04 feet 0.00 +0.03
Total Flow 1,483 cfs -1 +292
White Rapids - We Energies
Head Water Level 716.12 feet +0.04 +0.10
Tail Water Level 686.62 feet +0.08 +0.28
Total Flow 1,616 cfs +74 +355
Grand Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 665.00 feet -0.03 -0.05
Tail Water Level 635.16 feet +0.01 +0.03
Total Flow 1,788 cfs +21 +15
Peshtigo River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Caldron Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 981.66 feet 0.00 -0.01
Tail Water Level 900.38 feet +0.01 +0.04
Total Flow 260 cfs +7 +1
High Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 897.17 feet -0.03 -0.02
Tail Water Level 814.19 feet -0.02 0.00
Total Flow 197 cfs +2 0
Johnson Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 813.98 feet -0.03 -0.03
Tail Water Level 769.89 feet +0.04 +0.04
Total Flow 245 cfs +11 +12
Sandstone Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 713.65 feet 0.00 -0.03
Tail Water Level 679.44 feet -0.01 -0.01
Total Flow 344 cfs -2 -9
Potato Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 621.78 feet -0.02 -0.01
Tail Water Level 603.71 feet -0.04 -0.10
Total Flow 346 cfs -46 -48
Peshtigo - WPS
Head Water Level 602.75 feet -0.01 -0.06
Tail Water Level 588.91 feet -0.01 -0.14
Total Flow 450 cfs -6 -66
Fox River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Appleton - We Energies
Head Water Level 736.66 feet -0.12 -0.22
Tail Water Level 720.13 feet +0.13 -0.13
Total Flow 0 cfs 0 0
Wisconsin River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Otter Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 1,616.34 feet -0.01 -0.02
Tail Water Level 1,603.93 feet 0.00 +0.02
Total Flow 228 cfs +10 +13
Hat Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 1,522.11 feet +0.01 +0.03
Total Flow 505 cfs -33 -24
Jersey - WPS
Head Water Level 1,450.00 feet -0.01 0.00
Tail Water Level 1,437.54 feet +0.01 -0.02
Tomahawk - WPS
Head Water Level 1,435.14 feet +0.02 +0.08
Tail Water Level 1,420.63 feet 0.00 +0.02
Total Flow 975 cfs +154 +132
Grandfather Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 1,396.64 feet -0.05 +0.08
Tail Water Level 1,300.60 feet 0.00 0.00
Total Flow 1,115 cfs 0 +1
Total Bypass Flow 60 cfs 0 +1
Alexander - WPS
Head Water Level 1,276.73 feet +0.03 0.00
Tail Water Level 1,254.23 feet -0.09 -0.12
Total Flow 1,000 cfs -127 -159
Merrill - WPS
Head Water Level 1,247.94 feet 0.00 0.00
Total Flow 1,130 cfs -300 -250
Wausau - WPS
Head Water Level 1,188.21 feet +0.04 0.00
Tail Water Level 1,163.85 feet 0.00 +0.03
Total Flow 1,267 cfs -84 -279
Petenwell - WRPCO
Head Water Level 923.59 feet +0.01 -0.03
Tail Water Level 881.31 feet +0.01 +0.06
Total Flow 2,722 cfs +35 +34
Castle Rock - WRPCO
Head Water Level 881.60 feet -0.02 -0.02
Tail Water Level 847.83 feet +0.03 +0.22
Total Flow 2,698 cfs +73 +429
Rain Gage Data 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Precipitation
Champion 16.31 Inches +0.07 +0.22
Commonwealth 0.78 Inches 0.00 +0.02
Covington 24.90 Inches +0.07 +0.39
Fence 9.70 Inches 0.00 0.00
Florence 19.38 Inches 0.00 0.00
Iron River 22.53 Inches 0.00 +0.09
Niagara 16.44 Inches 0.00 +0.02
Paint River 20.38 Inches 0.00 +0.04
Pembine 8.51 Inches 0.00 0.00
Witch Lake 25.35 Inches +0.01 +0.08

Data courtesy of Energy Supply and Control

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