Cahaba River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Cahaba River Levels

October 2 2023

1,402 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-15.06 cfs (-2.09%) since yesterday
53.69% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Cahaba River was last observed at 707 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,402 acre-ft of water today; about 54% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,317 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2014-04-08 when daily discharge volume was observed at 130,420 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Cahaba River Near Marion Junction Al reporting a streamflow rate of 325 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Cahaba River Near Hoover with a gauge stage of 2.52 ft. This river is monitored from 9 different streamgauging stations along the Cahaba River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 679 ft, the Cahaba River At Trussville.

Last Updated 2023-10-02
Streamflow 707.09 cfs
Percent of Normal 53.69%
Maximum 130,420.0 cfs

About the cahaba river

The Cahaba River flows through central Alabama and is approximately 194 miles in length. It is known for its unique aquatic biodiversity, including several endangered species. The river has a rich history and was used for transportation during the early 1800s. The Cahaba River is also important for agriculture, providing water for crops and livestock. Specifically, the river flows through impoundments including the Martin Dam, which provides hydroelectric power to the region. The river is used for recreational activities such as swimming, boating, and fishing. The Cahaba River is a valuable resource for the region and is protected by various conservation efforts to preserve its ecological significance.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Cahaba River At Trussville
USGS 02423130
1 cfs 1.49 ft -5.71
Cahaba River Near Mountain Brook Al
USGS 02423380
18 cfs 0.51 ft -12.32
Cahaba River Near Hoover
USGS 02423496
12 cfs 2.52 ft 14.29
Cahaba River Near Cahaba Heights Al
USGS 02423425
12 cfs 1.42 ft -49.56
Cahaba River Near Helena Al
USGS 02423555
50 cfs 1.34 ft 38.06
Cahaba River Near Acton Al
USGS 02423500
16 cfs 1.74 ft 44.86
Cahaba River Near West Blocton Al
USGS 02423647
62 cfs 1.95 ft -4.94
Cahaba River At Centreville Al
USGS 02424000
213 cfs 0.3 ft -1.84
Cahaba River Near Marion Junction Al
USGS 02425000
325 cfs 1.64 ft -4.13

Peak Annual Discharge

Cahaba River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Cahaba River Year Over Year Discharge

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