Choctawhatchee River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Choctawhatchee River Levels

June 20 2024

13,172 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-384.0 cfs (-5.47%) since yesterday
55.26% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Choctawhatchee River was last observed at 6,641 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 13,172 acre-ft of water today; about 55% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 12,017 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2016-01-02 when daily discharge volume was observed at 183,600 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Choctawhatchee River Nr Bruce reporting a streamflow rate of 3,190 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Choctawhatchee River Nr Pittman with a gauge stage of 7.72 ft. This river is monitored from 5 different streamgauging stations along the Choctawhatchee River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 176 ft, the Choctawhatchee River Near Newton.

Last Updated 2024-06-20
Streamflow 6,641.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 55.26%
Maximum 183,600.0 cfs
2016-01-02

About the choctawhatchee river


The Choctawhatchee River is a river that flows through Alabama and Florida, running for approximately 141 miles from its source in Alabama to its outlet at Choctawhatchee Bay in Florida. Originally inhabited by the Choctaw people, the river played a significant role in transportation and trade during the early 19th century. The river is also known for its recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and camping. Several reservoirs and dams have been constructed along the river, including the Geneva Dam, which created the Geneva Lake Reservoir, and the Woodruff Dam, which created the Woodruff Lake Reservoir. These reservoirs serve as sources of hydroelectric power and provide irrigation for agricultural purposes. Overall, the Choctawhatchee River is an important waterway for the region, with a rich history and significant economic and recreational value.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Choctawhatchee River Near Newton
USGS 02361000
140 cfs 3.57 ft -13.58
Choctawhatchee River Near Bellwood Al
USGS 02361500
501 cfs 4.62 ft -11.01
Choctawhatchee River Nr Pittman
USGS 02365200
1170 cfs 7.72 ft -10
Choctawhatchee River At Caryville
USGS 02365500
1640 cfs 2.99 ft 0
Choctawhatchee River Nr Bruce
USGS 02366500
3190 cfs 6.56 ft -5.06

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Choctawhatchee River Maximum Total Discharge

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Choctawhatchee River Year Over Year Discharge


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