Amite River Levels
June 9 2023
Discharge Volume Today+69.0 cfs (+5.8%) since yesterday
43.46% of normal • Very Low
Total streamflow across the
was last observed at
cfs, and is expected to yield approximately
acre-ft of water today; about 43%
River levels are low and may signify a drought.
Average streamflow for this time of year is
with recent peaks last observed at
River Summary: 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.