Blackwater River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Blackwater River Levels

June 20 2024

1,062 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-194.5 cfs (-26.65%) since yesterday
26.37% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Blackwater River was last observed at 535 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,062 acre-ft of water today; about 26% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 2,031 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2013-06-04 when daily discharge volume was observed at 22,386 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Blackwater River Nr Baker reporting a streamflow rate of 228 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Blackwater River Near Dendron with a gauge stage of 30.82 ft. This river is monitored from 9 different streamgauging stations along the Blackwater River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 3,138 ft, the Blackwater R Nr Davis.

Last Updated 2024-06-20
Streamflow 535.4 cfs
Percent of Normal 26.37%
Maximum 22,386.0 cfs
2013-06-04

About the blackwater river


The Blackwater River is a 65-mile-long river located in West Virginia. It is known for its clear waters, scenic beauty, and recreational activities such as fishing, kayaking, and camping. The river was named for its dark color, which is caused by tannins from the surrounding forests. The river has a significant history, as it was used by Native Americans for transportation and fishing. It was also used during the logging era to transport logs downstream. The Blackwater River has several tributaries and is fed by several reservoirs, including the Jennings Randolph Lake and the Mount Storm Lake. These reservoirs provide hydroelectric power and water for agricultural and recreational use. The river is also home to a variety of fish species, including trout and bass, making it a popular spot for fishing enthusiasts.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Blackwater R Nr Davis
USGS 03065400
132 cfs 1.81 ft
Blackwater R At Davis
USGS 03066000
17 cfs 1.34 ft -11.98
Blackwater River Near Rocky Mount
USGS 02056900
65 cfs 1.95 ft -28.84
Blackwater River At Blue Lick
USGS 06908000
135 cfs 7.67 ft -36.92
Blackwater River Near Webster
USGS 01087000
19 cfs 1.91 ft
Blackwater River Near Bradley Al
USGS 02369800
71 cfs 1 ft -11.26
Blackwater River Nr Baker
USGS 02370000
228 cfs 2.15 ft -24.5
Blackwater River Near Dendron
USGS 02047500
1 cfs 30.82 ft -28.05
Blackwater River Near Franklin
USGS 02049500
20 cfs 1.23 ft -16.53

Peak Annual Discharge

Blackwater River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Blackwater River Year Over Year Discharge


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