Cross River

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Cross River Levels

June 6 2023


Discharge Volume Today
+8.89 cfs (+66.84%) since yesterday
41.39% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Cross River was last observed at 22 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 44 acre-ft of water today; about 41% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 54 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 1,720 cfs on 2011-08-29.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Cross River Near Cross River Ny reporting a streamflow rate of 13.3 cfs. This is also the deepest point on the Cross River, with a gage stage of 1.99 ft. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the Cross River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 338 ft, the Cross River Near Cross River Ny.

River Summary: The Cross River is a river located in southeastern Nigeria. It flows for approximately 320 kilometers before emptying into the Gulf of Guinea. Historically, the river was an important trade route for local communities and also played a significant role in the slave trade. The river's hydrology is characterized by a unique mix of fresh and saltwater due to its proximity to the coast. The Cross River has several dams and reservoirs including the Obudu Dam and Reservoir, which provides hydroelectricity and water for irrigation. The river is also used for recreational activities such as fishing and boating, and its banks support agricultural industries such as palm oil production. Despite its importance, the Cross River is facing threats from pollution, deforestation, and climate change.

Last Updated 2023-06-06
Streamflow 22.19 cfs
Percent Normal 41.39%
Maximum 1,720.0 cfs

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