Flow Rates

We will be posting the current flow rate report approximately every 30 days. 

The Public Rights Stage

In March 2009 the DNR published a Public Rights Flow Order for the Little Plover River. For more on this Order click here

Public rights flow for the Little Plover River at Hoover Ave. is 6.8 cfs
Public rights flow for the Little Plover River at Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R) is 4.0 cfs
Public rights flow for the Little Plover River at Kennedy Ave.is 1.9

Current flow readings updated regularly--click here  or for a graph of months of data go here


The following monthly flow rates provided by the Center for Watershed Science and Education

Flow rates for February 15, 2017

Hoover: Ave.: 9.3 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): 5.2 cfs
Kennedy Ave.: 3.8 cfs

Flow rates for January 10, 2017

Hoover: Ave.: 8.7 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): no reading taken
Kennedy Ave.: 4.4 cfs

Flow rates for December 15, 2016

Hoover: Ave.: 9.1 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): no reading taken
Kennedy Ave.: 4.0 cfs

Flow rates for November 14, 2016

Hoover: Ave.: 10.3 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): 5.7 cfs
Kennedy Ave.: 4.2 cfs

Flow rates for October 20, 2016

Hoover: Ave.: 9.6 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): 5.2 cfs
Kennedy Ave.: 4.0 cfs

Flow rates for September 20, 2016

Hoover: Ave.: 9.1 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): 4,96 cfs
Kennedy Ave.: 4,3 cfs

Flow rates for August 16, 2016

Hoover: Ave.: 9.4 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): 4.6 cfs
Kennedy Ave.: 3.7 cfs

Flow rates for July 14, 2016

Hoover: Ave.: 10.7 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): 5.4 cfs
Kennedy Ave.: 4.5 cfs

Because we got 8 inches more than average rain last year and had a rainy 2016 so far, Little Plover flows are back to their old average levels.  Without pumping they’d be about 30% higher.”

Flow rates for June 29, 2016

Hoover: Ave.: 13.7 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): 7.6 cfs
Kennedy Ave.: 4.9 cfs

Flow rates for May 19, 2016

Hoover: Ave.: 12.7 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): 6.5 cfs
Kennedy Ave.: 4.9 cfs

NOTE from George Kraft:  Good flows compared to the PRF, but lower than the historical May average by a couple cfs.  Most water is running pretty high now, I presume due to the 40” of rain we got last year.  You can float a small boat in Long Lake, though the docks etc are high and dry and I doubt fish would do much.

Flow rates for April 20, 2016

Hoover: Ave.: 14.6 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): 7.3 cfs
Kennedy Ave.: 5.6 cfs

Flow rates for March 21, 2016

Hoover: Ave.: 17.2 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): 8.8 cfs
Kennedy Ave.: 6.2 cfs

Flow rates for February 15, 2016

Hoover: Ave.: 10.3 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): no reading taken
Kennedy Ave.: 3.8 cfs

Flow rates for January 14, 2016

Hoover: Ave.: 11.9 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): no reading taken
Kennedy Ave.: 3.9 cfs

No Readings Taken December 2015

Flow rates for November 16, 2015

Hoover: Ave.: 9.1 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): 4.2 cfs
Kennedy Ave.: 3.2 cfs

Flow rates for October 22, 2015

Hoover: Ave.: 8.2 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): 3.6 cfs
Kennedy Ave.: 3.1 cfs

Flow rate for October 1, 2015

Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): 3.8 cfs

Flow rates for September 24, 2015

Hoover: Ave.: 9.5 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): 4.4 cfs
Kennedy Ave.: 3.4 cfs

Flow rates for August 27, 2015

Hoover: Ave.: 7.1 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): 2.9 cfs
Kennedy Ave.: 2.1 cfs

Flow rates for July 30, 2015

Hoover: Ave.: 7.0 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): 2.3 cfs
Kennedy Ave.: 1.8 cfs

Flow rates for July 22, 2015

Hoover: Ave.: 8.2 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): 3.8 cfs
Kennedy Ave.: 2.4 cfs

Flow rates for June 19, 2015

Hoover: Ave.: 9.3 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): 4.8 cfs
Kennedy Ave.: 3.1 cfs

Flow rates for May 21, 2015

Hoover: Ave.: 6.4 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): 3.5 cfs
Kennedy Ave.: 2.6 cfs

Flow rates for May 14, 2015

Hoover: Ave.: 7.1 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): 3.6 cfs
Kennedy Ave.: 2.6 cfs

Flow rates for April 3, 2015

Hoover: Ave.: 7.6 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): 4.1 cfs
Kennedy Ave.: 3.0

Flow rates for March, 2015

Hoover: Ave.: 7.9 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): 5.1 cfs  Stage is ice affected
Kennedy Ave.: 3.0 cfs

Flow rates for February, 2015

Hoover: Ave.: 6.8 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): Undetermined (nonzero) due to ice cover
Kennedy Ave.: 3.0 cfs

Flow rates for January, 2015

Hoover: Ave.: 8.63 cfs
Eisenhower Ave. (CTH R): 5.1 cfs
Kennedy Ave.: 3.5 cfs

In 2014, flow in the LPR was below the Public Rights Stage for 11 of 39 measurements taken. NOTE: 2014 was the 5th wettest year since 1930.

Past Flow Rate reports