Chattooga River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Chattooga River Levels

April 16 2024

1,690 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-74.0 cfs (-7.99%) since yesterday
52.98% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Chattooga River was last observed at 852 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,690 acre-ft of water today; about 53% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,608 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2020-04-14 when daily discharge volume was observed at 29,640 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Chattooga River Near Clayton reporting a streamflow rate of 852 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Chattooga River Above Gaylesville Al with a gauge stage of 4.83 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Chattooga River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,165 ft, the Chattooga River Near Clayton.

Last Updated 2024-04-16
Streamflow 852.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 52.98%
Maximum 29,640.0 cfs
2020-04-14

About the chattooga river


The Chattooga River is a 57-mile-long river that flows through Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. It is known for its whitewater rapids and scenic beauty, as well as its role in several movies, including "Deliverance." The river is fed by numerous small streams and is regulated by several reservoirs and dams, including the Tugalo Dam, which creates Lake Tugalo, and the Chattooga Dam, which creates Lake Chattooga. These reservoirs are used for hydropower, flood control, and recreation. The Chattooga River is also used for fishing, swimming, and other recreational activities, and it provides water for irrigation and other agricultural uses. The river has a rich history, dating back to the Native American tribes who once lived along its banks, and it has been designated a National Wild and Scenic River for its unique natural and cultural features.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Chattooga River Near Clayton
USGS 02177000
852 cfs 1.99 ft -7.99
Chattooga River At Summerville
USGS 02398000
224 cfs 2.93 ft -5.08
Chattooga River Above Gaylesville Al
USGS 02398300
494 cfs 4.83 ft -4.26

Peak Annual Discharge

Chattooga River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Chattooga River Year Over Year Discharge


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