+342.1 cfs (+200.18%) since yesterday
37.17% of normal
Total streamflow across the
was last observed at
cfs, and is expected to yield approximately
acre-ft of water today; about 37%
River levels are low and may signify a drought.
Average streamflow for this time of year is
with recent peaks last observed
2013-06-04 when daily discharge volume was observed at
Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the
Blackwater River Near Franklin
reporting a streamflow rate of 305 cfs.
However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the
Blackwater River Near Dendron
with a gauge stage of 32.5 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.
Percent of Normal
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.