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
1/16/2021 10:08:21 PM CST

Michigamme River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Way Dam - We Energies
Inflow from Witch Lake 213 cfs 0 0
Inflow from Witch Lake Stage Height 3.08 ft 0.00 0.00
Head Water Level 1,369.63 feet -0.01 -0.05
Tail Water Level 1,336.32 feet -0.08 -0.05
Total Flow 849 cfs 0 -1
Hemlock Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,335.47 feet -0.01 -0.03
Tail Water Level 1,301.73 feet +0.01 +0.02
Total Flow 834 cfs +1 +1
USGS 914 cfs -6 -6
Peavy Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,283.35 feet -0.13 -0.12
Tail Water Level 1,189.67 feet +0.33 +0.54
Total Flow 2,511 cfs +3 +409
Michigamme Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,189.25 feet +0.39 +0.32
Tail Water Level 1,128.05 feet -0.02 +0.66
Total Flow 1,768 cfs -8 +648
Paint River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Lower Paint - We Energies
Inflow from Paint near Crystal Falls 554 cfs +16 -1
Inflow from Paint near Crystal Falls Stage Height 2.74 ft +0.02 0.00
Head Water Level 1,283.55 feet -0.05 -0.03
Tail Water Level 1,266.12 feet 0.00 0.00
Total Flow 200 cfs -1 -1
Diversion Canal 353 cfs +16 -1
Brule River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Brule - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,198.23 feet +0.03 +0.08
Tail Water Level 1,135.55 feet 0.00 -0.02
Total Flow 656 cfs +3 +5
Pine River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Pine - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,191.47 feet 0.00 -0.01
Tail Water Level 1,096.79 feet +0.01 +0.03
Bypass Flow 30 cfs 0 0
Total Flow 283 cfs +1 -1
Menominee River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Twin Falls - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,112.48 feet +0.18 +0.18
Tail Water Level 1,068.36 feet +0.03 +0.02
Total Flow 1,743 cfs +33 0
Kingsford - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,066.42 feet -0.01 +0.01
Tail Water Level 1,037.27 feet -0.03 -0.01
Total Flow 2,081 cfs +6 +15
Big Quinnesec - We Energies
Head Water Level 1,034.22 feet 0.00 -0.01
Tail Water Level 942.81 feet -0.01 +0.01
Total Flow 2,270 cfs +9 +8
Chalk Hill - We Energies
Head Water Level 743.50 feet -0.02 -0.03
Tail Water Level 716.28 feet +0.10 +0.01
Total Flow 2,824 cfs +11 +7
White Rapids - We Energies
Head Water Level 715.84 feet 0.00 +0.01
Tail Water Level 687.87 feet +0.04 +0.04
Total Flow 3,059 cfs +86 +78
Grand Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 664.32 feet 0.00 -0.07
Tail Water Level 636.15 feet -0.01 -0.03
Total Flow 3,710 cfs -46 -77
Peshtigo River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Caldron Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 981.66 feet +0.01 0.00
Tail Water Level 901.07 feet +0.02 +0.04
Total Flow 382 cfs +3 +2
High Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 897.24 feet -0.02 +0.03
Tail Water Level 814.66 feet +0.03 +0.15
Total Flow 422 cfs +2 +52
Johnson Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 813.99 feet +0.01 0.00
Tail Water Level 770.65 feet +0.02 +0.13
Total Flow 489 cfs +7 +71
Sandstone Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 724.03 feet +0.02 +0.01
Tail Water Level 680.16 feet +0.12 +0.13
Total Flow 587 cfs +73 +72
Potato Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 621.78 feet 0.00 -0.01
Tail Water Level 604.16 feet -0.02 -0.15
Total Flow 827 cfs +7 0
Peshtigo - WPS
Head Water Level 602.78 feet -0.02 -0.01
Tail Water Level 591.58 feet -0.02 +0.04
Total Flow 744 cfs -33 +3
Fox River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Appleton - We Energies
Head Water Level 736.60 feet -0.01 -0.03
Tail Water Level 720.89 feet 0.00 -0.02
Total Flow 1,228 cfs -1 -7
Wisconsin River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Otter Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 1,616.33 feet 0.00 0.00
Tail Water Level 1,604.95 feet +0.04 +0.03
Total Flow 523 cfs -6 -3
Hat Rapids - WPS
Head Water Level 1,522.04 feet -0.01 -0.04
Total Flow 1,162 cfs -15 -22
Jersey - WPS
Head Water Level 1,449.94 feet 0.00 +0.02
Tail Water Level 1,437.94 feet +0.01 +0.01
Tomahawk - WPS
Head Water Level 1,435.06 feet +0.02 +0.02
Tail Water Level 1,421.03 feet 0.00 -0.02
Total Flow 1,817 cfs +1 +42
Grandfather Falls - WPS
Head Water Level 1,396.62 feet +0.03 +0.05
Tail Water Level 1,301.68 feet 0.00 0.00
Total Flow 2,330 cfs +1 +1
Total Bypass Flow 60 cfs +1 +1
Alexander - WPS
Head Water Level 1,276.74 feet +0.03 +0.05
Tail Water Level 1,255.28 feet 0.00 +0.02
Total Flow 2,439 cfs +45 -9
Merrill - WPS
Head Water Level 1,247.96 feet -0.03 -0.01
Total Flow 2,635 cfs -18 +7
Wausau - WPS
Head Water Level 1,188.23 feet +0.01 +0.06
Tail Water Level 1,164.35 feet +0.05 -0.02
Total Flow 2,444 cfs +34 +29
Petenwell - WRPCO
Head Water Level 923.68 feet -0.01 -0.02
Tail Water Level 881.57 feet 0.00 -0.03
Total Flow 4,763 cfs +33 +101
Castle Rock - WRPCO
Head Water Level 881.44 feet -0.01 -0.03
Tail Water Level 849.36 feet 0.00 0.00
Total Flow 5,466 cfs +28 +6
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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