Flint River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Flint River Levels

September 21 2023

27,651 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-1264.7 cfs (-8.32%) since yesterday
61.08% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Flint River was last observed at 13,941 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 27,651 acre-ft of water today; about 61% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 22,823 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2016-01-03 when daily discharge volume was observed at 354,281 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Flint River At Bainbridge reporting a streamflow rate of 3,380 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Flint River, with a gauge stage of 19.17 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 12 different streamgauging stations along the Flint River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 778 ft, the Flint River Near Lovejoy.

Last Updated 2023-09-21
Streamflow 13,940.7 cfs
Percent of Normal 61.08%
Maximum 354,281.0 cfs

About the flint river

The Flint River is a 344-mile-long river in Georgia, USA. It has a rich history, having been an important water source for Native Americans and later for European settlers. The river flows through the cities of Albany and Macon before ultimately emptying into the Chattahoochee River. The hydrology of the Flint River is largely affected by droughts, which have caused water shortages in the past. There are several reservoirs and dams along the river, including the Lake Blackshear Dam and the Flint River Dam. These serve to regulate the flow of water and provide hydroelectric power. The Flint River is also used for irrigation and recreation, with activities such as fishing and kayaking being popular among locals and tourists.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Flint River Near Lovejoy
USGS 02344350
43 cfs 1.49 ft -17.56
Flint River Near Otisville
USGS 04147500
159 cfs 3.1 ft -3.64
Flint River Near Griffin
USGS 02344500
83 cfs 2.67 ft -26.34
Flint River Near Flint
USGS 04148500
277 cfs 3.62 ft -2.81
Flint River At Brownsboro
USGS 03575100
119 cfs 7.17 ft -5.56
Flint River Near Culloden
USGS 02347500
660 cfs 2.19 ft -11.41
Flint River At Ga 26
USGS 02349605
1220 cfs 1.62 ft -2.4
Flint River At Albany
USGS 02352500
1210 cfs 2.43 ft -40.98
Flint River At Ga 32
USGS 02350512
1310 cfs 3.07 ft -9.66
Flint River At Newton
USGS 02353000
2210 cfs 4.67 ft 9.95
Flint River At Riverview Plantation Nr Hopeful
USGS 02355662
3270 cfs 5.22 ft 0.31
Flint River At Bainbridge
USGS 02356000
3380 cfs 19.17 ft -8.65

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Flint River Maximum Total Discharge

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Flint River Year Over Year Discharge

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