Hydroelectric project data

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We Energies, WPS, and WRPCO own and operate the hydroelectric project data

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
11/28/2020 7:00:14 AM CST

Michigamme River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Way Dam - We Energies
Inflow from Witch Lake 508 cfs -6 -14
Inflow from Witch Lake Stage Height 4.11 ft -0.02 -0.05
Head Water Level 1,373.56 feet -0.01 -0.03
Tail Water Level 1,336.58 feet -0.05 +0.01
Total Flow 1,078 cfs -16 -17
Hemlock Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,335.53 feet -0.01 +0.02
Tail Water Level 1,302.13 feet +0.03 +0.03
Total Flow 1,078 cfs -9 -13
USGS 1,220 cfs 0 0
Peavy Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,283.53 feet +0.06 +0.10
Tail Water Level 1,189.05 feet +0.40 -0.41
Total Flow 2,190 cfs +2,190 -368
Michigamme Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,188.53 feet -0.25 -0.52
Tail Water Level 1,128.31 feet +1.05 -0.23
Total Flow 2,079 cfs +947 -248
Paint River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Lower Paint - We Energies
Inflow from Paint near Crystal Falls 867 cfs -31 -5
Inflow from Paint near Crystal Falls Stage Height 3.18 ft -0.04 -0.01
Head Water Level 1,283.63 feet +0.06 -0.01
Tail Water Level 1,266.58 feet -0.02 -0.01
Total Flow 264 cfs +1 0
Diversion Canal 603 cfs -32 -6
Brule River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Brule - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,198.37 feet 0.00 -0.03
Tail Water Level 1,135.97 feet +0.01 +0.03
Total Flow 798 cfs -8 -12
Pine River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Pine - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,191.51 feet -0.02 -0.03
Tail Water Level 1,097.14 feet 0.00 -0.01
Bypass Flow 30 cfs 0 0
Total Flow 500 cfs -3 -17
Menominee River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Twin Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,112.21 feet -0.22 -0.16
Tail Water Level 1,068.50 feet -0.30 -0.31
Total Flow 2,452 cfs -121 -115
Kingsford - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,066.49 feet +0.02 +0.01
Tail Water Level 1,037.51 feet -0.06 0.00
Total Flow 3,288 cfs -102 -101
Big Quinnesec - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,034.48 feet -0.03 +0.08
Tail Water Level 943.12 feet -0.01 +0.03
Total Flow 3,231 cfs -17 -12
Chalk Hill - We Energies
Head Water Level 743.74 feet 0.00 +0.09
Tail Water Level 716.70 feet +0.06 +0.10
Total Flow 4,385 cfs +155 +168
White Rapids - We Energies
Head Water Level 716.07 feet 0.00 +0.12
Tail Water Level 688.64 feet +0.15 +0.12
Total Flow 4,306 cfs +272 +268
Grand Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 664.99 feet 0.00 -0.06
Tail Water Level 636.50 feet +0.03 -0.02
Total Flow 4,771 cfs -106 -106
Peshtigo River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Caldron Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 981.64 feet +0.02 +0.03
Tail Water Level 901.35 feet +0.03 -0.02
Total Flow 486 cfs -3 -30
High Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 897.24 feet 0.00 0.00
Tail Water Level 814.77 feet -0.06 -0.05
Total Flow 509 cfs -16 -19
Johnson Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 813.95 feet -0.02 0.00
Tail Water Level 770.89 feet 0.00 0.00
Total Flow 590 cfs -3 +4
Sandstone Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 723.94 feet 0.00 0.00
Tail Water Level 680.33 feet -0.01 -0.02
Total Flow 701 cfs -2 0
Potato Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 621.87 feet +0.19 +0.11
Tail Water Level 604.37 feet +0.03 -0.39
Total Flow 902 cfs -223 -230
Peshtigo - WPS
Head Water Level 602.84 feet -0.05 -0.03
Tail Water Level 591.67 feet -0.22 -0.15
Total Flow 885 cfs -336 -276
Fox River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Appleton - We Energies
Head Water Level 736.24 feet 0.00 +0.01
Tail Water Level 721.54 feet +0.01 +0.03
Total Flow 1,207 cfs +9 +22
Wisconsin River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Otter Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 1,616.34 feet -0.01 -0.01
Tail Water Level 1,604.89 feet -0.01 -0.05
Total Flow 524 cfs +3 +7
Hat Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 1,522.19 feet 0.00 -0.03
Total Flow 1,329 cfs -83 -101
Jersey - WPS
Head Water Level 1,449.99 feet -0.01 -0.03
Tail Water Level 1,437.79 feet +0.01 +0.01
Tomahawk - WPS
Head Water Level 1,435.13 feet -0.03 -0.05
Tail Water Level 1,421.22 feet 0.00 -0.02
Total Flow 1,928 cfs -43 -37
Grandfather Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 1,396.74 feet +0.05 +0.07
Tail Water Level 1,302.07 feet -0.05 0.00
Total Flow 2,514 cfs -49 +44
Total Bypass Flow 60 cfs 0 0
Alexander - WPS
Head Water Level 1,276.74 feet -0.02 -0.04
Tail Water Level 1,255.42 feet -0.03 -0.02
Total Flow 2,799 cfs +15 +39
Merrill - WPS
Head Water Level 1,247.95 feet 0.00 0.00
Total Flow 2,999 cfs -24 -18
Wausau - WPS
Head Water Level 1,188.19 feet +0.01 -0.04
Tail Water Level 1,164.74 feet 0.00 +0.11
Total Flow 2,852 cfs -69 -24
Petenwell - WRPCO
Head Water Level 923.53 feet -0.01 -0.04
Tail Water Level 882.08 feet +0.04 +0.14
Total Flow 4,854 cfs -9 -25
Castle Rock - WRPCO
Head Water Level 881.54 feet -0.02 -0.02
Tail Water Level 849.43 feet +0.04 +0.04
Total Flow 5,451 cfs -33 -28
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 0.26 Inches 0.00 0.00
Fence 8.06 Inches 0.00 0.00
Florence 29.63 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 35.22 Inches 0.00 0.00

Data courtesy of Energy Supply and Control

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