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
10/21/2020 6:17:33 AM CST

Michigamme River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Way Dam - We Energies
Inflow from Witch Lake 648 cfs 0 +1
Inflow from Witch Lake Stage Height 4.53 ft 0.00 0.00
Head Water Level 1,371.83 feet 0.00 +0.06
Tail Water Level 1,336.30 feet -0.05 -0.06
Total Flow 887 cfs 0 +2
Hemlock Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,335.38 feet -0.03 -0.04
Tail Water Level 1,301.73 feet -0.04 -0.04
Total Flow 881 cfs +3 +10
USGS 976 cfs 0 0
Peavy Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,283.42 feet +0.14 +0.23
Tail Water Level 1,189.39 feet +0.52 -0.14
Total Flow 2,370 cfs +2,370 -19
Michigamme Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,188.44 feet -0.63 -0.72
Tail Water Level 1,128.34 feet +1.31 +0.09
Total Flow 2,282 cfs +1,395 +225
Paint River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Lower Paint - We Energies
Inflow from Paint near Crystal Falls 1,064 cfs -11 +19
Inflow from Paint near Crystal Falls Stage Height 3.42 ft -0.01 +0.02
Head Water Level 1,283.62 feet +0.07 +0.03
Tail Water Level 1,266.58 feet +0.02 -0.01
Total Flow 264 cfs +1 +1
Diversion Canal 801 cfs -11 +19
Brule River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Brule - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,198.31 feet 0.00 0.00
Tail Water Level 1,136.02 feet +0.03 +0.05
Total Flow 841 cfs +7 +7
Pine River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Pine - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,191.56 feet 0.00 -0.05
Tail Water Level 1,097.13 feet +0.02 -0.02
Bypass Flow 30 cfs 0 0
Total Flow 499 cfs +13 0
Menominee River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Twin Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,112.24 feet -0.21 -0.11
Tail Water Level 1,068.62 feet +0.14 -0.06
Total Flow 2,393 cfs +42 -106
Kingsford - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,066.59 feet -0.02 +0.08
Tail Water Level 1,037.66 feet -0.02 +0.01
Total Flow 3,253 cfs +20 +35
Big Quinnesec - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,034.52 feet -0.03 -0.02
Tail Water Level 943.06 feet 0.00 -0.04
Total Flow 3,012 cfs +10 -6
Chalk Hill - We Energies
Head Water Level 743.78 feet -0.03 +0.08
Tail Water Level 716.52 feet +0.04 -0.08
Total Flow 4,197 cfs +303 +299
White Rapids - We Energies
Head Water Level 715.94 feet -0.02 -0.16
Tail Water Level 688.35 feet +0.13 +0.15
Total Flow 4,034 cfs +138 +266
Grand Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 664.89 feet +0.05 +0.11
Tail Water Level 636.21 feet 0.00 -0.02
Total Flow 4,497 cfs +79 +46
Peshtigo River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Caldron Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 981.61 feet -0.04 -0.11
Tail Water Level 901.77 feet -0.09 +0.25
Total Flow 705 cfs -34 +105
High Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 897.37 feet -0.03 -0.05
Tail Water Level 815.63 feet +0.18 +0.42
Total Flow 976 cfs +99 +243
Johnson Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 813.92 feet -0.03 0.00
Tail Water Level 771.74 feet +0.03 +0.33
Total Flow 964 cfs +15 +118
Sandstone Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 723.99 feet -0.06 -0.01
Tail Water Level 680.92 feet -0.02 +0.37
Total Flow 1,191 cfs -4 +333
Potato Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 621.80 feet 0.00 -0.01
Tail Water Level 604.42 feet +0.09 +0.13
Total Flow 1,132 cfs -1 +81
Peshtigo - WPS
Head Water Level 602.88 feet 0.00 -0.02
Tail Water Level 591.85 feet +0.04 +0.01
Total Flow 1,113 cfs +33 -24
Fox River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Appleton - We Energies
Head Water Level 736.38 feet -0.01 -0.04
Tail Water Level 720.88 feet 0.00 0.00
Total Flow 1,198 cfs -9 +37
Wisconsin River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Otter Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 1,616.40 feet -0.03 -0.01
Tail Water Level 1,605.02 feet +0.01 -0.09
Total Flow 731 cfs -4 -59
Hat Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 1,522.04 feet -0.13 -0.12
Total Flow 1,277 cfs -301 -29
Jersey - WPS
Head Water Level 1,450.00 feet 0.00 +0.04
Tail Water Level 1,437.62 feet -0.44 -0.26
Tomahawk - WPS
Head Water Level 1,434.98 feet -0.07 -0.17
Tail Water Level 1,421.31 feet +0.07 +0.17
Total Flow 1,879 cfs -102 -155
Grandfather Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 1,396.80 feet +0.17 +0.19
Tail Water Level 1,302.26 feet -0.01 +0.38
Total Flow 3,037 cfs +266 +680
Total Bypass Flow 230 cfs +170 +171
Alexander - WPS
Head Water Level 1,276.83 feet +0.04 +0.12
Tail Water Level 1,255.56 feet +0.10 +0.21
Total Flow 2,541 cfs -22 +215
Merrill - WPS
Head Water Level 1,247.96 feet -0.02 +0.02
Total Flow 3,000 cfs +235 +218
Wausau - WPS
Head Water Level 1,188.22 feet +0.04 -0.01
Tail Water Level 1,164.35 feet -0.01 -0.01
Total Flow 2,589 cfs +2 -131
Petenwell - WRPCO
Head Water Level 923.52 feet -0.01 -0.01
Tail Water Level 881.87 feet -0.17 -0.19
Total Flow 3,862 cfs +18 -51
Castle Rock - WRPCO
Head Water Level 881.59 feet +0.03 +0.04
Tail Water Level 848.71 feet -0.04 +0.01
Total Flow 4,309 cfs +27 +8
Rain Gage Data 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Precipitation
Champion 29.94 Inches 0.00 0.00
Commonwealth 41.49 Inches 0.00 0.00
Covington 24.44 Inches 0.00 0.00
Fence 7.07 Inches 0.00 0.00
Florence 29.63 Inches 0.00 0.00
Iron River 32.86 Inches 0.00 0.00
Niagara 28.65 Inches +0.01 +0.02
Paint River 38.01 Inches 0.00 0.00
Pembine 24.23 Inches 0.00 0.00
Witch Lake 31.80 Inches 0.00 0.00

Data courtesy of Energy Supply and Control

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