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
11/29/2021 6:20:11 AM CST

Michigamme River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Way Dam - We Energies
Inflow from Witch Lake 124 cfs 0 0
Inflow from Witch Lake Stage Height 2.68 ft 0.00 0.00
Head Water Level 1,370.07 feet +0.01 +0.01
Tail Water Level 1,336.63 feet +0.02 +0.07
Total Flow 252 cfs +1 0
Hemlock Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,336.42 feet 0.00 +0.01
Tail Water Level 1,300.77 feet 0.00 +0.01
Total Flow 283 cfs 0 +6
USGS 292 cfs 0 0
Peavy Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,283.58 feet +0.03 -0.01
Tail Water Level 1,189.40 feet +0.08 0.00
Total Flow 2,099 cfs +2,099 -93
Michigamme Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,189.18 feet -0.19 +0.33
Tail Water Level 1,127.27 feet +1.00 +1.12
Total Flow 1,044 cfs +679 +774
Paint River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Lower Paint - We Energies
Inflow from Paint near Crystal Falls 400 cfs -12 -44
Inflow from Paint near Crystal Falls Stage Height 2.48 ft -0.02 -0.08
Head Water Level 1,283.46 feet +0.04 -0.04
Tail Water Level 1,266.61 feet -0.01 0.00
Total Flow 279 cfs 0 0
Diversion Canal 121 cfs -12 -44
Brule River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Brule - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,198.27 feet -0.03 -0.05
Tail Water Level 1,135.71 feet +0.01 -0.03
Total Flow 663 cfs -5 -23
Pine River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Pine - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,191.62 feet 0.00 +0.01
Tail Water Level 1,096.56 feet +0.01 0.00
Bypass Flow 30 cfs 0 0
Total Flow 197 cfs +1 +3
Menominee River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Twin Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,112.44 feet 0.00 -0.01
Tail Water Level 1,068.19 feet +0.54 +0.56
Total Flow 1,608 cfs +743 +767
Kingsford - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,066.52 feet +0.03 +0.02
Tail Water Level 1,036.94 feet +0.76 +0.34
Total Flow 1,928 cfs +912 +485
Big Quinnesec - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,033.91 feet -0.29 -0.29
Tail Water Level 942.46 feet -0.01 +0.02
Total Flow 1,244 cfs -6 -1
Chalk Hill - We Energies
Head Water Level 743.56 feet +0.02 +0.04
Tail Water Level 716.13 feet 0.00 -0.01
Total Flow 1,556 cfs +24 +26
White Rapids - We Energies
Head Water Level 716.09 feet 0.00 0.00
Tail Water Level 686.50 feet 0.00 +0.02
Total Flow 1,604 cfs -11 +6
Grand Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 664.87 feet -0.01 +0.03
Tail Water Level 635.16 feet 0.00 -0.01
Total Flow 1,879 cfs +27 -62
Peshtigo River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Caldron Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 981.66 feet -0.01 -0.03
Tail Water Level 900.48 feet -0.19 -0.26
Total Flow 273 cfs -52 -83
High Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 897.38 feet -0.02 0.00
Tail Water Level 814.49 feet +0.01 +0.01
Total Flow 301 cfs -1 0
Johnson Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 813.96 feet -0.01 0.00
Tail Water Level 770.30 feet 0.00 -0.02
Total Flow 410 cfs -2 -5
Sandstone Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 723.99 feet +0.01 -0.03
Tail Water Level 679.83 feet -0.04 +0.08
Total Flow 410 cfs -37 +6
Potato Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 621.76 feet -0.02 -0.01
Tail Water Level 603.85 feet +0.04 +0.16
Total Flow 606 cfs +30 +116
Peshtigo - WPS
Head Water Level 602.77 feet -0.02 0.00
Tail Water Level 589.12 feet +0.06 +0.09
Total Flow 558 cfs +18 +69
Fox River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Appleton - We Energies
Head Water Level 736.08 feet +0.02 +0.01
Tail Water Level 720.57 feet +0.03 +0.06
Total Flow 765 cfs +9 +10
Wisconsin River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Otter Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 1,616.33 feet 0.00 +0.01
Tail Water Level 1,604.62 feet 0.00 0.00
Total Flow 325 cfs -2 +3
Hat Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 1,522.21 feet -0.02 -0.05
Total Flow 779 cfs +5 +12
Jersey - WPS
Head Water Level 1,449.96 feet -0.01 -0.02
Tail Water Level 1,437.68 feet 0.00 -0.03
Tomahawk - WPS
Head Water Level 1,435.05 feet -0.01 0.00
Tail Water Level 1,420.84 feet -0.02 -0.04
Total Flow 1,361 cfs -24 +27
Grandfather Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 1,396.67 feet +0.01 +0.03
Tail Water Level 1,301.38 feet +0.01 +0.03
Total Flow 1,843 cfs -2 +47
Total Bypass Flow 96 cfs -3 +2
Alexander - WPS
Head Water Level 1,276.80 feet -0.01 -0.01
Tail Water Level 1,255.12 feet -0.01 0.00
Total Flow 1,911 cfs +21 +74
Merrill - WPS
Head Water Level 1,247.93 feet -0.01 -0.02
Total Flow 2,000 cfs 0 -30
Wausau - WPS
Head Water Level 1,188.18 feet +0.01 0.00
Tail Water Level 1,163.95 feet -0.07 -0.12
Total Flow 1,805 cfs -173 -327
Petenwell - WRPCO
Head Water Level 923.59 feet +0.01 +0.01
Tail Water Level 881.91 feet +0.04 -0.01
Total Flow 3,250 cfs +58 +53
Castle Rock - WRPCO
Head Water Level 881.59 feet 0.00 -0.02
Tail Water Level 848.27 feet +0.01 0.00
Total Flow 3,700 cfs -42 -2
Rain Gage Data 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Precipitation
Champion 22.12 Inches 0.00 0.00
Commonwealth 29.60 Inches 0.00 0.00
Covington 21.39 Inches 0.00 0.00
Fence 13.02 Inches 0.00 0.00
Florence 15.73 Inches 0.00 0.00
Iron River 18.36 Inches 0.00 0.00
Niagara 21.02 Inches 0.00 0.00
Paint River 21.36 Inches 0.00 0.00
Pembine 13.70 Inches 0.00 0.00
Witch Lake 25.03 Inches 0.00 0.00

Data courtesy of Energy Supply and Control

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