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
was last observed at
cfs, and is expected to yield approximately
acre-ft of water today; about 41%
River levels are low and may signify a drought.
Average streamflow for this time of year is
with recent peaks last observed at
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.