Chickasawhay River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Chickasawhay River Levels

September 22 2023

1,738 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-15.0 cfs (-1.68%) since yesterday
38.04% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Chickasawhay River was last observed at 876 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,738 acre-ft of water today; about 38% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 2,303 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2018-12-31 when daily discharge volume was observed at 78,000 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Chickasawhay River At Leakesville reporting a streamflow rate of 492 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Chickasawhay River, with a gauge stage of 7.98 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Chickasawhay River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 258 ft, the Chickasawhay River At Enterprise.

Last Updated 2023-09-22
Streamflow 876.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 38.04%
Maximum 78,000.0 cfs

About the chickasawhay river

The Chickasawhay River is a 210-mile-long river located in southeastern Mississippi. It was once a vital transportation route for Native Americans and early settlers, and it played an important role in the Civil War. The river is fed by numerous small tributaries, which contribute to its hydrology and provide habitat for a variety of fish and wildlife. The river is also home to several reservoirs and dams, including the Shubuta Dam and the Okatibbee Reservoir. These structures are used for flood control, hydroelectric power generation, and water supply. The Chickasawhay River is popular for recreational activities such as fishing, kayaking, and boating, and it also supports agricultural activities such as irrigation and livestock watering.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Chickasawhay River At Enterprise
USGS 02477000
101 cfs 4.34 ft -1.94
Chickasawhay River Nr Waynesboro
USGS 02477500
283 cfs 3.41 ft -1.39
Chickasawhay River At Leakesville
USGS 02478500
492 cfs 7.98 ft -1.8

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Chickasawhay River Maximum Total Discharge

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Chickasawhay River Year Over Year Discharge

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