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
2/25/2021 1:50:16 PM CST

Michigamme River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Way Dam - We Energies
Inflow from Witch Lake 287 cfs -10 -10
Inflow from Witch Lake Stage Height 3.37 ft -0.03 -0.03
Head Water Level 1,362.60 feet -0.04 -0.14
Tail Water Level 1,336.72 feet 0.00 +0.19
Total Flow 1,029 cfs -46 +25
Hemlock Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,335.55 feet +0.01 +0.04
Tail Water Level 1,302.14 feet 0.00 +0.18
Total Flow 1,076 cfs -17 +77
USGS 1,240 cfs +140 +289
Peavy Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,283.47 feet +0.04 0.00
Tail Water Level 1,188.63 feet -0.70 -0.27
Total Flow 0 cfs -2,197 0
Michigamme Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,188.80 feet -0.21 -0.33
Tail Water Level 1,127.27 feet -0.70 +0.53
Total Flow 1,110 cfs -591 +460
Paint River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Lower Paint - We Energies
Inflow from Paint near Crystal Falls 525 cfs -17 -17
Inflow from Paint near Crystal Falls Stage Height 2.70 ft -0.02 -0.02
Head Water Level 1,283.55 feet -0.01 +0.01
Tail Water Level 1,266.14 feet 0.00 0.00
Total Flow 200 cfs -1 0
Diversion Canal 325 cfs -16 -17
Brule River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Brule - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,198.23 feet -0.01 -0.07
Tail Water Level 1,135.68 feet -0.05 -0.02
Total Flow 646 cfs -21 -21
Pine River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Pine - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,191.44 feet -0.05 -0.01
Tail Water Level 1,096.79 feet -0.03 0.00
Bypass Flow 30 cfs 0 0
Total Flow 318 cfs -22 +14
Menominee River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Twin Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,112.51 feet +0.11 +0.16
Tail Water Level 1,068.49 feet +0.10 +0.22
Total Flow 1,984 cfs +52 +361
Kingsford - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,066.52 feet +0.05 +0.11
Tail Water Level 1,037.15 feet -0.12 -0.17
Total Flow 2,367 cfs +451 +401
Big Quinnesec - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,033.90 feet -0.33 -0.40
Tail Water Level 943.08 feet +0.13 +0.13
Total Flow 2,446 cfs +260 +274
Chalk Hill - We Energies
Head Water Level 743.51 feet +0.05 +0.05
Tail Water Level 716.21 feet +0.13 +0.04
Total Flow 2,422 cfs +56 -110
White Rapids - We Energies
Head Water Level 715.84 feet +0.11 +0.10
Tail Water Level 687.38 feet +0.02 -0.19
Total Flow 2,431 cfs +77 -137
Grand Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 664.29 feet -0.03 -0.09
Tail Water Level 636.17 feet -0.04 -0.16
Total Flow 2,685 cfs -21 -3
Peshtigo River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Caldron Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 981.57 feet -0.05 -0.04
Tail Water Level 900.78 feet -0.04 -0.11
Total Flow 303 cfs -24 -41
High Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 896.92 feet 0.00 0.00
Tail Water Level 814.43 feet 0.00 -0.02
Total Flow 337 cfs +3 +3
Johnson Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 813.98 feet +0.01 0.00
Tail Water Level 770.38 feet 0.00 -0.01
Total Flow 359 cfs -5 -2
Sandstone Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 723.95 feet +0.02 +0.02
Tail Water Level 679.95 feet -0.01 +0.01
Total Flow 455 cfs 0 +2
Potato Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 621.78 feet +0.04 -0.01
Tail Water Level 604.14 feet -0.09 -0.07
Total Flow 666 cfs +3 0
Peshtigo - WPS
Head Water Level 602.81 feet -0.04 -0.03
Tail Water Level 590.69 feet +0.95 +1.00
Total Flow 870 cfs -3 -9
Fox River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Appleton - We Energies
Head Water Level 736.85 feet +0.02 +0.07
Tail Water Level 720.85 feet +0.11 -0.04
Total Flow 1,206 cfs -8 -21
Wisconsin River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Otter Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 1,616.32 feet -0.03 0.00
Tail Water Level 1,604.34 feet +0.16 +0.12
Total Flow 467 cfs +45 +3
Hat Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 1,522.10 feet +0.02 +0.04
Total Flow 1,153 cfs -12 +2
Jersey - WPS
Head Water Level 1,449.98 feet 0.00 -0.01
Tail Water Level 1,437.73 feet -0.01 0.00
Tomahawk - WPS
Head Water Level 1,435.18 feet +0.01 +0.03
Tail Water Level 1,420.91 feet -0.03 -0.03
Total Flow 1,454 cfs -39 -67
Grandfather Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 1,396.71 feet -0.05 +0.02
Tail Water Level 1,301.54 feet +0.03 +0.03
Total Flow 2,008 cfs +33 +33
Total Bypass Flow 60 cfs 0 0
Alexander - WPS
Head Water Level 1,276.87 feet +0.04 +0.09
Tail Water Level 1,255.04 feet +0.05 0.00
Total Flow 2,099 cfs +142 +153
Merrill - WPS
Head Water Level 1,247.99 feet +0.07 +0.04
Total Flow 2,262 cfs -151 -151
Wausau - WPS
Head Water Level 1,188.23 feet +0.03 +0.06
Tail Water Level 1,164.34 feet 0.00 -0.07
Total Flow 1,954 cfs +7 -44
Petenwell - WRPCO
Head Water Level 921.63 feet -0.02 -0.03
Tail Water Level 880.60 feet +0.10 -0.01
Total Flow 3,909 cfs -1 -11
Castle Rock - WRPCO
Head Water Level 878.85 feet -0.04 -0.06
Tail Water Level 849.09 feet +0.10 +0.18
Total Flow 4,875 cfs +188 +440
Rain Gage Data 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Precipitation
Champion 32.57 Inches 0.00 0.00
Commonwealth 47.01 Inches 0.00 0.00
Covington 0.35 Inches 0.00 0.00
Fence 8.06 Inches 0.00 0.00
Florence 43.91 Inches 0.00 0.00
Iron River 0.06 Inches 0.00 0.00
Niagara 28.99 Inches 0.00 0.00
Paint River 41.94 Inches 0.00 0.00
Pembine 47.87 Inches 0.00 0.00
Witch Lake 35.23 Inches 0.00 0.00

Data courtesy of Energy Supply and Control

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