Alcovy River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Alcovy River Levels

September 21 2023


Discharge Volume Today
-43.3 cfs (-17.69%) since yesterday
62.67% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Alcovy River was last observed at 202 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 400 acre-ft of water today; about 63% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 322 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2016-01-01 when daily discharge volume was observed at 9,038 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Alcovy River Below Covington reporting a streamflow rate of 109 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Alcovy River Above Covington with a gauge stage of 2.55 ft. This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Alcovy River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 943 ft, the Alcovy River Near Lawrenceville.

Last Updated 2023-09-21
Streamflow 201.5 cfs
Percent of Normal 62.67%
Maximum 9,038.0 cfs

About the alcovy river

The Alcovy River is a 56-mile long river in Georgia, USA. The river became a key transportation route for early settlers during the colonial period, and was used for commerce until the late 19th century. The river is fed by several smaller streams and tributaries, and flows into Lake Jackson, which is part of the Altamaha River Basin. The river is known for its diverse hydrology, which ranges from rocky shoals to deep pools. The Alcovy River is home to several reservoirs and dams, including the Hard Labor Creek Reservoir and the Alcovy Conservation Center Reservoir. These reservoirs provide water for agricultural, industrial, and residential uses. Recreation is also a popular use of the Alcovy River, with activities like fishing, canoeing, and swimming being popular among visitors.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Alcovy River Near Lawrenceville
USGS 02208050
8 cfs 0.01 ft
Alcovy River At New Hope Road
USGS 02208150
16 cfs 2.17 ft -2.52
Alcovy River Above Covington
USGS 02208450
77 cfs 2.55 ft -16.21
Alcovy River Below Covington
USGS 02209000
109 cfs 1.89 ft -20.44

Peak Annual Discharge

Alcovy River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Alcovy River Year Over Year Discharge

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