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
2/20/2024 5:13:45 PM CST

Michigamme River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Way Dam - We Energies
Inflow from Witch Lake 210 cfs +17 -9
Inflow from Witch Lake Stage Height 3.06 ft +0.06 -0.04
Head Water Level 1,363.31 feet -0.04 -0.11
Tail Water Level 1,336.30 feet 0.00 -0.01
Total Flow 939 cfs 0 -2
Hemlock Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,335.42 feet +0.03 -0.01
Tail Water Level 1,301.76 feet -0.02 -0.04
Total Flow 907 cfs -1 +10
USGS 992 cfs -7 -7
Peavy Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,283.37 feet -0.04 -0.13
Tail Water Level 1,189.56 feet +0.61 +0.93
Total Flow 2,215 cfs +1,161 +2,215
Michigamme Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,189.11 feet +0.15 +0.42
Tail Water Level 1,127.96 feet +0.99 +0.33
Total Flow 1,533 cfs +573 +235
Paint River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Lower Paint - We Energies
Inflow from Paint near Crystal Falls 393 cfs -3 +12
Inflow from Paint near Crystal Falls Stage Height 2.47 ft 0.00 +0.03
Head Water Level 1,283.39 feet -0.01 -0.06
Tail Water Level 1,266.06 feet +0.01 -0.02
Total Flow 197 cfs 0 -1
Diversion Canal 196 cfs -2 +13
Brule River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Brule - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,198.34 feet +0.02 +0.01
Tail Water Level 1,135.36 feet +0.01 0.00
Total Flow 528 cfs +4 +5
Pine River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Pine - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,191.57 feet +0.02 +0.06
Tail Water Level 1,096.57 feet +0.05 +0.05
Bypass Flow 30 cfs 0 0
Total Flow 191 cfs +13 +17
Menominee River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Twin Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,112.33 feet -0.05 -0.09
Tail Water Level 1,068.26 feet +0.40 +0.03
Total Flow 2,046 cfs +874 +393
Kingsford - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,066.19 feet -0.23 -0.17
Tail Water Level 1,037.19 feet -0.05 +0.02
Total Flow 1,875 cfs -71 -5
Big Quinnesec - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,033.87 feet -0.17 -0.41
Tail Water Level 942.78 feet +0.15 +0.60
Total Flow 2,317 cfs +64 +1,117
Chalk Hill - We Energies
Head Water Level 743.64 feet +0.05 -0.01
Tail Water Level 716.00 feet +0.04 -0.06
Total Flow 2,275 cfs +91 -111
White Rapids - We Energies
Head Water Level 715.99 feet +0.02 -0.04
Tail Water Level 687.04 feet +0.04 -0.08
Total Flow 2,247 cfs +62 -52
Grand Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 664.44 feet +0.02 +0.20
Tail Water Level 634.61 feet +0.10 +0.23
Total Flow 2,802 cfs +194 +434
Peshtigo River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Caldron Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 981.66 feet +0.01 -0.04
Tail Water Level 900.57 feet -0.03 +0.01
Total Flow 314 cfs -8 -4
High Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 897.25 feet 0.00 +0.01
Tail Water Level 814.30 feet -0.01 -0.02
Total Flow 297 cfs +1 0
Johnson Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 813.96 feet +0.01 0.00
Tail Water Level 770.11 feet +0.01 +0.01
Total Flow 308 cfs +2 +3
Sandstone Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 724.01 feet 0.00 +0.03
Tail Water Level 679.66 feet -0.02 +0.02
Total Flow 345 cfs +2 +15
Potato Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 621.78 feet -0.02 0.00
Tail Water Level 603.89 feet +0.10 +0.17
Total Flow 524 cfs +63 +42
Peshtigo - WPS
Head Water Level 602.84 feet +0.06 +0.02
Tail Water Level 589.14 feet -0.02 -0.25
Total Flow 417 cfs -9 -237
Fox River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Appleton - We Energies
Head Water Level 736.67 feet +0.03 +0.27
Tail Water Level 720.83 feet -0.03 +0.06
Total Flow 794 cfs -9 -2
Wisconsin River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Otter Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 1,616.40 feet 0.00 0.00
Tail Water Level 1,604.01 feet +0.02 -0.03
Total Flow 241 cfs 0 -16
Hat Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 1,522.33 feet -0.05 -0.12
Total Flow 690 cfs 0 +47
Jersey - WPS
Head Water Level 1,450.03 feet +0.01 0.00
Tail Water Level 1,437.23 feet 0.00 0.00
Tomahawk - WPS
Head Water Level 1,435.11 feet -0.01 +0.01
Tail Water Level 1,421.31 feet -0.02 +0.01
Total Flow 994 cfs +8 +6
Grandfather Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 1,396.78 feet -0.01 -0.09
Tail Water Level 1,300.43 feet 0.00 -0.01
Total Flow 1,080 cfs 0 +3
Total Bypass Flow 60 cfs 0 0
Alexander - WPS
Head Water Level 1,276.85 feet +0.02 +0.09
Tail Water Level 1,254.27 feet +0.02 +0.02
Total Flow 1,107 cfs +56 +71
Merrill - WPS
Head Water Level 1,247.93 feet 0.00 0.00
Total Flow 1,200 cfs +40 +60
Wausau - WPS
Head Water Level 1,188.24 feet +0.03 +0.03
Tail Water Level 1,164.26 feet 0.00 -0.04
Total Flow 1,096 cfs -348 -181
Petenwell - WRPCO
Head Water Level 921.77 feet -0.01 -0.07
Tail Water Level 880.32 feet +0.02 +0.12
Total Flow 4,119 cfs -1 +514
Castle Rock - WRPCO
Head Water Level 879.27 feet -0.01 -0.04
Tail Water Level 849.01 feet -0.01 +0.24
Total Flow 5,098 cfs -4 +275
Rain Gage Data 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Precipitation
Champion 23.17 Inches 0.00 0.00
Commonwealth 30.62 Inches 0.00 0.00
Covington 21.73 Inches 0.00 0.00
Fence 9.70 Inches 0.00 0.00
Florence 2.60 Inches 0.00 0.00
Iron River 9.99 Inches 0.00 0.00
Niagara 0.01 Inches 0.00 0.00
Paint River 21.55 Inches +0.14 +0.14
Pembine 5.33 Inches 0.00 0.00
Witch Lake 24.13 Inches 0.00 0.00

Data courtesy of Energy Supply and Control

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