Chickasawhay River

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Chickasawhay River Levels

June 9 2023

5,758 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+155.0 cfs (+5.64%) since yesterday
44.75% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Chickasawhay River was last observed at 2903 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 5758 acre-ft of water today; about 45% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 6487 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 78,000 cfs on 2018-12-31.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Chickasawhay River At Leakesville reporting a streamflow rate of 1,840 cfs. This is also the deepest point on the Chickasawhay River, with a gage stage of 9.96 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Chickasawhay River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 258 ft, the Chickasawhay River At Enterprise.

River Summary: 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.

Last Updated 2023-06-09
Streamflow 2,903.0 cfs
Percent Normal 44.75%
Maximum 78,000.0 cfs

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