Cumberland River Levels
June 5 2023
Discharge Volume Today-2738.0 cfs (-73.46%) since yesterday
6.29% 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 6%
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 Cumberland River is a major tributary of the Ohio River, with a length of 688 miles. It flows through Kentucky and Tennessee, and its history dates back to the early Native American settlements. The river's hydrology has been affected by numerous dams and reservoirs, including the Wolf Creek and Center Hill Dams. These structures provide flood control, hydroelectric power, and water supply for agriculture and industry. The Cumberland River is also a popular recreational destination, with opportunities for fishing, boating, and camping. Additionally, it supports agricultural activities such as crop irrigation and livestock grazing. The river has played a significant role in the economic and cultural development of the region, serving as a transportation route for goods and people throughout history.