LITTLE RIVER RESERVOIR NEAR RADFORD

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology


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Little River Reservoir Near Radford


April 16, 2024

1,771 ft

-0.02% today
100% of Normal Normal

Water lake or reservoir water surface elevation above navd 1988, ft levels at Little River Reservoir Near Radford are currently 1,771 ft, about 100% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 1,772.1ft. Maximum recorded Lake or reservoir water surface elevation above NAVD 1988, ft since record keeping began in 1997 was 2003-03-21 when levels reached 1,775.12 ft. Lowest recorded Lake or reservoir water surface elevation above NAVD 1988, ft was 2000-07-18 when levels receded to 1,770.02 ft. View historical levels.

Little River Reservoir is a popular water source in Radford, Virginia. The history of the reservoir dates back to 1965 when it was created to provide water to the residents of Radford. It is a man-made reservoir with a watershed of 7,500 acres. The reservoir has a maximum depth of 117 feet and covers an area of 435 acres. The hydrology of Little River Reservoir is largely influenced by the surrounding mountains and receives water from the Little River and its tributaries. The surface flow is primarily supplied by the Little River, while snowpack provides a significant contribution during the winter months. The reservoir supports recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and camping. However, agricultural use is prohibited due to the potential impact on the water quality.



Geolocation -80.572, 37.078
Elevation 1,771.2 ft
Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Navd 1988, Ft 24hr Change -0.02%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 1,770.02 ft
2000-07-18
Maximum 1,775.12 ft
2003-03-21
Average 1,772 ft
Dam_Height 32
Hydraulic_Height 44
Drainage_Area 351
Year_Completed 1934
Nid_Storage 1600
Structural_Height 52
Primary_Dam_Type Buttress
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 350
Outlet_Gates Tainter (radial) - 8
River_Or_Stream Little River
Dam_Length 293
Hazard_Potential High
Nid_Height 52

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Historical Data

RESERVOIR STORAGE, ACRE-FT
LAKE OR RESERVOIR WATER SURFACE ELEVATION ABOVE NAVD 1988, FT

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