+78.8 cfs (+18.24%) since yesterday
43.63% of normal
Total streamflow across the
was last observed at
cfs, and is expected to yield approximately
acre-ft of water today; about 44%
River levels are low and may signify a drought.
Average streamflow for this time of year is
with recent peaks last observed
2018-10-14 when daily discharge volume was observed at
The Appomattox River is a 157-mile-long river located in central Virginia. Historically, the river was significant during the American Civil War as it played a role in the Confederate Army's retreat from Richmond in 1865. Today, the river is primarily used for recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and swimming. It also serves as a source of irrigation for crops in the surrounding agricultural areas. There are several reservoirs and dams along the river, including Lake Chesdin, which is used for hydroelectric power generation and water supply for the city of Petersburg. The Appomattox River has a diverse hydrology, with both slow moving stretches and rapids for kayaking and canoeing. It is a valuable natural resource for the region and an important part of Virginia's history.