Clinch River

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Clinch River Levels

June 5 2023

5,627 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-393.0 cfs (-12.17%) since yesterday
74.71% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Clinch River was last observed at 2837 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 5627 acre-ft of water today; about 75% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 3798 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 137,300 cfs on 2020-02-07.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Clinch River Near Looneys Gap reporting a streamflow rate of 852 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Clinch River At Speers Ferry with a gage stage of 3.57 ft. This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Clinch River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 1,510 ft, the Clinch River At Cleveland.

River Summary: The Clinch River is a 300-mile-long river that flows through Virginia and Tennessee. It has played an important role in the history of the region, being used for transportation and industry. The river is fed by numerous tributaries and its hydrology is influenced by several large dams and reservoirs, including Norris Dam and Melton Hill Dam. These dams provide hydroelectric power and flood control, and also create recreational opportunities such as fishing, boating, and swimming. The Clinch River is home to a variety of fish species, including the endangered snail darter. The river is also used for irrigation and agricultural purposes, particularly in the lower reaches of the river in Tennessee. Despite its importance to the region, the Clinch River has faced challenges in recent years due to pollution and habitat degradation.

Last Updated 2023-06-05
Streamflow 2,837.0 cfs
Percent Normal 74.71%
Maximum 137,300.0 cfs

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