Duck River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Duck River Levels

June 21 2024

4,813 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-65.0 cfs (-2.61%) since yesterday
50.27% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Duck River was last observed at 2,427 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 4,813 acre-ft of water today; about 50% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 4,828 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-02-24 when daily discharge volume was observed at 252,740 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Duck River Above Hurricane Mills reporting a streamflow rate of 918 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Duck River Above Milltown with a gauge stage of 11.07 ft. This river is monitored from 7 different streamgauging stations along the Duck River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 922 ft, the Duck River Below Manchester.

Last Updated 2024-06-21
Streamflow 2,426.7 cfs
Percent of Normal 50.27%
Maximum 252,740.0 cfs

About the duck river

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.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Duck River Below Manchester
USGS 03596000
42 cfs 0.57 ft 0
Duck River At Shelbyville
USGS 03597860
184 cfs 10.07 ft -2.13
Duck River Near Shelbyville
USGS 03598000
207 cfs 2.81 ft 0
Duck River Above Milltown
USGS 03599240
236 cfs 11.07 ft -7.09
Duck River At Columbia
USGS 03599500
243 cfs 1.76 ft -2.02
Duck River At Hwy 100 At Centerville
USGS 03601990
597 cfs 3.22 ft -3.08
Duck River Above Hurricane Mills
USGS 03603000
918 cfs 1.28 ft -2.03

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Duck River Maximum Total Discharge

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Duck River Year Over Year Discharge

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