AMITE RIVER

AMITE RIVER

River Levels Streamgages Weather


Total streamflow across the Amite River was last observed at 850 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,686 acre-ft of water today; about 48% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,787 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2016-08-13 when daily discharge volume was observed at 110,000 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Amite River Near Denham Springs reporting a streamflow rate of 513 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Amite River, with a gauge stage of 10.18 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the Amite River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 149 ft, the Amite River Near Darlington.

The Amite River is a 117-mile-long river that flows through Louisiana and Mississippi. It has a rich history, being home to Native American tribes and playing a key role in the Civil War. The river is fed by several tributaries and has a drainage basin of approximately 4,000 square miles. It is used for recreational activities such as boating, fishing, and swimming, and is also important for agriculture, providing water for irrigation. The river is home to several reservoirs including the Bayou Manchac, Lac des Allemands, and the Amite River Diversion Canal. The Comite River Diversion Canal and the Amite River Lock are two important structures that help control the flow of the river and prevent flooding. Overall, the Amite River is an important natural resource for the region, providing water for both human and ecological needs.

July 19, 2024

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Last Updated 2024-07-18
Discharge Volume 1,686 ACRE-FT
Streamflow 850.0 cfs
+89.0 cfs (+11.7%)
Percent of Normal 47.55%
Maximum 110,000.0 cfs
2016-08-13
Seasonal Avg 1,787 cfs
Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Amite River Near Darlington
USGS 07377000
337 cfs 0.81 ft 23.9
Amite River Near Denham Springs
USGS 07378500
513 cfs 10.18 ft 4.91

Regional Streamflow

228

Cubic Feet Per Second

905

Cubic Feet Per Second

1930

Cubic Feet Per Second

1480

Cubic Feet Per Second

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The Amite River is a tributary of Lake Maurepas in Mississippi and Louisiana in the United States. It is about 117 miles (188 km) long. It starts as two forks in southwestern Mississippi and flows south through Louisiana, passing Greater Baton Rouge, to Lake Maurepas. The lower 37 miles (59.5 km) of the river is navigable. A portion of the river is diverted via the Petite Amite River and Amite Diversion Canal to the Blind River, which also flows to Lake Maurepas.



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