Amite River

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Amite River Levels

June 9 2023

2,495 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+69.0 cfs (+5.8%) since yesterday
43.46% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Amite River was last observed at 1258 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 2495 acre-ft of water today; about 43% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 2895 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 110,000 cfs on 2016-08-13.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Amite River Near Denham Springs reporting a streamflow rate of 939 cfs. This is also the deepest point on the Amite River, with a gage stage of 11.59 ft. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the Amite River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 149 ft, the Amite River Near Darlington.

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.

Last Updated 2023-06-09
Streamflow 1,258.0 cfs
Percent Normal 43.46%
Maximum 110,000.0 cfs

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