North Carolina Flow Report

June 19, 2024

Streamflow levels across North Carolina are currently 44.0% of normal, with the Roanoke River At Roanoke Rapids reporting the highest discharge in the state with 2960cfs and gauge stage of 3.58 ft. Meanwhile, the Tuckasegee River At Sr 1172 Nr Cullowhee is seeing a spike in streamflows today after experiencing a 63.74% increase since yesterday, and currently running at 447cfs.

Maximum gauge stage in the state was last observed at the Hyco Creek Near Leasburg, currently reporting a stage of 23.25ft. The Swift Creek At Hilliardston in the Upper Tar watershed is surging for this time of year at 858cfs, about 109.38% of normal.

Surface Flow Characteristics

North Carolina has a humid subtropical climate with distinct seasons that impact water flow conditions. The state is home to several major surface flows, including the Catawba River, Yadkin River, and Neuse River. These rivers are fed by numerous tributaries and are critical sources of drinking water and recreational activities. Major reservoirs such as Lake Norman and Falls Lake play important roles in managing water supply and mitigating floods. The state's hydrology is influenced by frequent rainfall, which can lead to flash floods and landslides. Snowpack in the Appalachian Mountains affects river flow in the spring and early summer. In recent years, North Carolina has experienced extreme weather events, including hurricanes, that pose significant challenges to managing water resources.

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