Buckhannon River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Buckhannon River Levels

September 25 2023


Discharge Volume Today
-65.0 cfs (-14.48%) since yesterday
317.79% of Normal 2 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Buckhannon River was last observed at 384 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 762 acre-ft of water today; about 318% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 121 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2022-05-08 when daily discharge volume was observed at 10,170 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Buckhannon River At Hall reporting a streamflow rate of 255 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Buckhannon River At Alton with a gauge stage of 5.48 ft. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the Buckhannon River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,785 ft, the Buckhannon River At Alton.

Last Updated 2023-09-24
Streamflow 384.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 317.79%
Maximum 10,170.0 cfs

About the buckhannon river

The Buckhannon River is a 45-mile-long tributary of the Monongahela River in West Virginia. The river was historically used for transportation and logging, and is now popular for recreational activities such as fishing, kayaking, and swimming. The Buckhannon River is fed by numerous smaller streams and creeks and has two major reservoirs, Stonecoal Lake and Buckhannon River Lake, which provide water for drinking, irrigation, and flood control. The river's hydrology has been impacted by coal mining and other industries, leading to pollution concerns. The Buckhannon River is also used for agriculture, with crops such as corn, hay, and soybeans grown in the surrounding areas. Despite these challenges, efforts are being made to protect and restore the Buckhannon River's ecological health and recreational opportunities.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Buckhannon River At Alton
USGS 03052120
129 cfs 5.48 ft 0
Buckhannon River At Hall
USGS 03053500
255 cfs 4.87 ft -20.31

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Buckhannon River Year Over Year Discharge

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