Top Discharges

Streamgauges reporting the most discharge on the Catawba River



10 Day Trend

Discharge comparison for the highest gauges over the past 10 days



Expected Streamflow Ranges

Streamflow discharge range for this time of year

The Catawba River (named after the Native American tribes that first settled on the banks) originates in Western North Carolina and the name of the river changes to the Wateree River in South Carolina. The river is approximately 220 miles (350 km) long. It rises in the Appalachian Mountains and drains into the Piedmont, where it has been impounded through a series of reservoirs for flood control and generation of hydroelectricity. The river is named after the Catawba tribe of Native Americans. In their Siouan language, they identified as the Kawahcatawbas, "the people of the river". It rises in the ... Source: Wikipedia