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
4/12/2021 11:19:30 PM CST

Michigamme River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Way Dam - We Energies
Inflow from Witch Lake 1,176 cfs +2 +2
Inflow from Witch Lake Stage Height 5.91 ft +0.01 +0.01
Head Water Level 1,371.46 feet +0.07 +0.20
Tail Water Level 1,335.93 feet +0.02 0.00
Total Flow 474 cfs +1 +3
Hemlock Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,335.45 feet -0.02 -0.02
Tail Water Level 1,301.43 feet 0.00 0.00
Total Flow 588 cfs +3 -2
USGS 601 cfs 0 +5
Peavy Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,279.32 feet +0.12 +0.32
Tail Water Level 1,189.25 feet -0.41 -0.23
Total Flow 907 cfs -1,111 -1,207
Michigamme Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,189.34 feet +0.11 +0.16
Tail Water Level 1,127.47 feet +0.04 -0.32
Total Flow 1,239 cfs -62 -290
Paint River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Lower Paint - We Energies
Inflow from Paint near Crystal Falls 2,145 cfs -80 -124
Inflow from Paint near Crystal Falls Stage Height 4.44 ft -0.06 -0.10
Head Water Level 1,284.49 feet +0.04 +0.20
Tail Water Level 1,267.39 feet +0.02 +0.02
Total Flow 447 cfs 0 +4
Diversion Canal 1,698 cfs -80 -127
Brule River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Brule - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,198.22 feet -0.01 -0.01
Tail Water Level 1,136.34 feet -0.03 -0.02
Total Flow 1,299 cfs -4 -3
Pine River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Pine - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,191.65 feet +0.02 +0.06
Tail Water Level 1,098.16 feet -0.02 -0.08
Bypass Flow 704 cfs +1 -28
Total Flow 1,339 cfs +4 -39
Menominee River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Twin Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,112.47 feet -0.01 -0.06
Tail Water Level 1,068.69 feet -0.18 -0.22
Total Flow 2,502 cfs -295 -296
Kingsford - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,066.52 feet -0.04 +0.01
Tail Water Level 1,038.62 feet -0.05 -0.05
Total Flow 4,191 cfs -115 -116
Big Quinnesec - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,034.74 feet +0.03 +0.19
Tail Water Level 943.30 feet +0.02 -0.02
Total Flow 4,486 cfs +8 +23
Chalk Hill - We Energies
Head Water Level 743.63 feet -0.04 -0.11
Tail Water Level 717.24 feet +0.01 -0.02
Total Flow 7,187 cfs -17 -39
White Rapids - We Energies
Head Water Level 715.90 feet -0.06 0.00
Tail Water Level 689.84 feet +0.02 +0.02
Total Flow 6,894 cfs -11 +36
Grand Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 665.00 feet +0.04 +0.22
Tail Water Level 637.59 feet +0.08 +0.15
Total Flow 7,063 cfs +189 +397
Peshtigo River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Caldron Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 981.69 feet 0.00 0.00
Tail Water Level 903.00 feet -0.12 +0.04
Total Flow 1,395 cfs -60 +11
High Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 897.48 feet 0.00 +0.02
Tail Water Level 816.19 feet -0.01 -0.01
Total Flow 1,600 cfs -4 -4
Johnson Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 813.98 feet -0.04 0.00
Tail Water Level 772.89 feet +0.02 +0.07
Total Flow 1,900 cfs +3 +68
Sandstone Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 724.01 feet 0.00 +0.04
Tail Water Level 681.66 feet +0.03 +0.04
Total Flow 2,068 cfs +45 +45
Potato Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 621.85 feet +0.03 -0.04
Tail Water Level 604.83 feet -0.45 -0.41
Total Flow 2,587 cfs -1 +82
Peshtigo - WPS
Head Water Level 602.89 feet -0.10 -0.09
Tail Water Level 593.25 feet 0.00 +0.23
Total Flow 3,411 cfs -3 +312
Fox River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Appleton - We Energies
Head Water Level 736.88 feet -0.02 +0.01
Tail Water Level 721.04 feet +0.01 +0.05
Total Flow 1,168 cfs +4 -1
Wisconsin River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Otter Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 1,616.39 feet +0.02 +0.04
Tail Water Level 1,604.81 feet +0.04 0.00
Total Flow 524 cfs +13 +11
Hat Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 1,522.30 feet -0.08 -0.19
Total Flow 1,661 cfs +1 +49
Jersey - WPS
Head Water Level 1,449.96 feet -0.07 -0.04
Tail Water Level 1,437.97 feet -0.01 +0.85
Tomahawk - WPS
Head Water Level 1,435.22 feet -0.01 +0.12
Tail Water Level 1,421.91 feet +0.14 +0.28
Total Flow 2,498 cfs +179 +613
Grandfather Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 1,396.79 feet +0.06 +0.22
Tail Water Level 1,303.57 feet +0.38 +0.90
Total Flow 6,244 cfs +1,024 +2,012
Total Bypass Flow 5,279 cfs +1,024 +2,012
Alexander - WPS
Head Water Level 1,276.85 feet 0.00 +0.12
Tail Water Level 1,256.94 feet +0.27 +0.47
Total Flow 7,002 cfs +776 +1,466
Merrill - WPS
Head Water Level 1,247.97 feet +0.01 +0.02
Total Flow 8,065 cfs +837 +1,419
Wausau - WPS
Head Water Level 1,188.26 feet +0.08 +0.07
Tail Water Level 1,166.05 feet +0.10 +0.10
Total Flow 7,976 cfs +239 +290
Petenwell - WRPCO
Head Water Level 923.53 feet +0.08 +0.21
Tail Water Level 882.16 feet -0.12 -0.17
Total Flow 9,186 cfs -35 -87
Castle Rock - WRPCO
Head Water Level 881.39 feet +0.01 +0.08
Tail Water Level 849.48 feet -0.01 -0.01
Total Flow 9,515 cfs -11 -15
Rain Gage Data 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Precipitation
Champion 2.37 Inches +0.04 +0.18
Commonwealth 3.28 Inches +0.09 +0.10
Covington 0.00 Inches 0.00 0.00
Fence 1.77 Inches +0.10 +0.18
Florence 2.65 Inches +0.14 +0.14
Iron River 2.27 Inches 0.00 +0.08
Niagara 3.07 Inches +0.11 +0.13
Paint River 2.52 Inches +0.01 +0.01
Pembine 2.74 Inches +0.03 +0.03
Witch Lake 2.56 Inches +0.08 +0.10

Data courtesy of Energy Supply and Control

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