Clinch River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Clinch River Levels

April 16 2024

28,027 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-5330.0 cfs (-27.39%) since yesterday
172.91% of Normal 4 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Clinch River was last observed at 14,130 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 28,027 acre-ft of water today; about 173% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 8,172 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2020-02-07 when daily discharge volume was observed at 137,300 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Clinch River Above Tazewell reporting a streamflow rate of 5,090 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Clinch River At Speers Ferry with a gauge stage of 6.35 ft. This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Clinch River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,510 ft, the Clinch River At Cleveland.

Last Updated 2024-04-16
Streamflow 14,130.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 172.91%
Maximum 137,300.0 cfs

About the clinch river

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.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Clinch River At Cleveland
USGS 03524000
1690 cfs 4.42 ft -27.78
Clinch River At Speers Ferry
USGS 03527000
3410 cfs 6.35 ft -28.21
Clinch River Near Looneys Gap
USGS 03527220
3940 cfs 5.13 ft -24.67
Clinch River Above Tazewell
USGS 03528000
5090 cfs 4.91 ft -28.71

Peak Annual Discharge

Clinch River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Clinch River Year Over Year Discharge

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