Duck River

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Duck River Levels

June 9 2023

6,068 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-67.1 cfs (-2.15%) since yesterday
40.72% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Duck River was last observed at 3060 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 6068 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 7514 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 252,740 cfs on 2019-02-24.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Duck River Above Hurricane Mills reporting a streamflow rate of 1,320 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Duck River Above Milltown with a gage stage of 11.09 ft. This river is monitored from 7 different streamgauging stations along the Duck River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 922 ft, the Duck River Below Manchester.

River Summary: The Duck River is an approximately 284-mile-long river located in Middle Tennessee. Historically, the river was used by Native American tribes for fishing and transportation. It was also a significant route for early explorers and settlers. The river is known for its diverse aquatic life and serves as a major source of drinking water for nearby cities. The river has several reservoirs and dams, including Normandy Dam and Tims Ford Dam, which provide hydroelectric power and recreational opportunities such as fishing, boating, and swimming. The river also supports agricultural activities, including crop irrigation and livestock watering. However, pollution from agricultural runoff and urbanization has impacted the water quality in recent years. Conservation efforts are being made to protect this valuable resource.

Last Updated 2023-06-09
Streamflow 3,059.5 cfs
Percent Normal 40.72%
Maximum 252,740.0 cfs

Area Surface Flows

Streamgauge Streamflow River Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Duck River Below Manchester
USGS 03596000
35 cfs 0.1 ft -3.09
Duck River At Shelbyville
USGS 03597860
201 cfs 10.15 ft -2.43
Duck River Near Shelbyville
USGS 03598000
237 cfs 2.89 ft 0
Duck River Above Milltown
USGS 03599240
245 cfs 11.09 ft -5.04
Duck River At Columbia
USGS 03599500
287 cfs 1.92 ft -7.72
Duck River At Hwy 100 At Centerville
USGS 03601990
735 cfs 3.6 ft 6.68
Duck River Above Hurricane Mills
USGS 03603000
1320 cfs 1.74 ft -5.04

Duck River Peak Annual Discharge

Duck River maximum total discharge

Duck River Seasonal Comparison

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