Coosawattee River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Coosawattee River Levels

September 29 2023

1,559 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-28.0 cfs (-3.44%) since yesterday
62.87% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Coosawattee River was last observed at 786 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,559 acre-ft of water today; about 63% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,250 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2016-01-01 when daily discharge volume was observed at 23,440 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Coosawattee River Near Pine Chapel reporting a streamflow rate of 336 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Coosawattee River At Carters with a gauge stage of 4.05 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Coosawattee River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,218 ft, the Coosawattee River Near Ellijay.

Last Updated 2023-09-29
Streamflow 786.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 62.87%
Maximum 23,440.0 cfs

About the coosawattee river

The Coosawattee River is a 49-mile-long river located in northern Georgia. It flows through the Appalachian Mountains and is a tributary of the Oostanaula River. The river has a rich history, and Native American tribes have lived in the area for thousands of years. The name "Coosawattee" comes from the Cherokee language and means "old town." The river is an important source of water for irrigation and hydroelectric power generation. There are several dams and reservoirs along the river, including the Carters Lake Dam and the Coosawattee Dam. These dams provide recreational opportunities for fishing, boating, and swimming. The river is also used for agricultural purposes and provides water for crops and livestock.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Coosawattee River Near Ellijay
USGS 02380500
151 cfs 1.37 ft 0
Coosawattee River Near Pine Chapel
USGS 02383500
336 cfs 3.82 ft -7.69
Coosawattee River At Carters
USGS 02382500
299 cfs 4.05 ft 0

Peak Annual Discharge

Coosawattee River Maximum Total Discharge

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Coosawattee River Year Over Year Discharge

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