Cumberland River

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Cumberland River Levels

June 5 2023

1,962 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-2738.0 cfs (-73.46%) since yesterday
6.29% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Cumberland River was last observed at 989 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1962 acre-ft of water today; about 6% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 15727 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 205,510 cfs on 2021-03-29.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Cumberland River At Woodland St At Nashville reporting a streamflow rate of 7,180 cfs. This is also the deepest point on the Cumberland River, with a gage stage of 17.69 ft. This river is monitored from 5 different streamgauging stations along the Cumberland River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 1,170 ft, the Cumberland River Near Harlan.

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.

Last Updated 2023-06-05
Streamflow 989.0 cfs
Percent Normal 6.29%
Maximum 205,510.0 cfs

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