Chattahoochee River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Chattahoochee River Levels

June 20 2024

29,721 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-802.5 cfs (-5.08%) since yesterday
55.5% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Chattahoochee River was last observed at 14,985 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 29,721 acre-ft of water today; about 56% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 27,001 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2018-12-29 when daily discharge volume was observed at 185,045 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Chattahoochee River At West Point reporting a streamflow rate of 2,350 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Chattahoochee River Below Morgan Falls Dam with a gauge stage of 811.78 ft. This river is monitored from 14 different streamgauging stations along the Chattahoochee River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,423 ft, the Chattahoochee River At Helen.

Last Updated 2024-06-20
Streamflow 14,984.5 cfs
Percent of Normal 55.5%
Maximum 185,045.0 cfs

About the chattahoochee river

The Chattahoochee River is 430 miles long and runs from its headwaters in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia to its confluence with the Flint River in Florida where it becomes the Apalachicola River. It has played a significant role in the history of the area, serving as a major transportation route during the Civil War and as a source of water for agriculture and industry. The river is also a popular destination for recreational activities such as fishing, kayaking, and hiking. Several dams and reservoirs have been built along the river, including the Buford Dam which created Lake Lanier, a popular recreational spot for boating and fishing. The river's hydrology has been impacted by urbanization and agriculture, leading to water quality concerns and disputes over water usage.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Chattahoochee River At Helen
USGS 02330450
80 cfs 0.73 ft -1.85
Chattahoochee River Near Leaf
USGS 02331000
247 cfs 1.88 ft -2.76
Chattahoochee River Near Cornelia
USGS 02331600
436 cfs 0.84 ft -1.8
Chattahoochee River At Buford Dam
USGS 02334430
711 cfs 2.24 ft 0
Chattahoochee River Near Norcross
USGS 02335000
1400 cfs 2.56 ft -1.41
Chattahoochee River Above Roswell
USGS 02335450
731 cfs 2.96 ft 4.88
Chattahoochee River Below Morgan Falls Dam
USGS 02335815
1560 cfs 811.78 ft 52.94
Chattahoochee River At Atlanta
USGS 02336000
1580 cfs 3.55 ft 42.34
Chattahoochee River At Ga 280
USGS 02336490
1520 cfs 5.06 ft 26.67
Chattahoochee River Near Fairburn
USGS 02337170
1470 cfs 0.72 ft -9.26
Chattahoochee River Near Whitesburg
USGS 02338000
1450 cfs 3.29 ft -39.58
Chattahoochee River At Us 27
USGS 02338500
1450 cfs 12.12 ft -41.53
Chattahoochee River At West Point
USGS 02339500
2350 cfs 3.19 ft 0
Chattahoochee River At Us 280
USGS 02341505
1990 cfs 0.17 ft

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