Homochitto River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Homochitto River Levels

February 20 2024

1,140 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-55.0 cfs (-8.73%) since yesterday
28.31% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Homochitto River was last observed at 575 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,140 acre-ft of water today; about 28% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 2,031 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2013-01-11 when daily discharge volume was observed at 89,430 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Homochitto River At Rosetta reporting a streamflow rate of 436 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Homochitto River At Eddiceton with a gauge stage of 6.05 ft. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the Homochitto River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 208 ft, the Homochitto River At Eddiceton.

Last Updated 2024-02-20
Streamflow 575.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 28.31%
Maximum 89,430.0 cfs

About the homochitto river

The Homochitto River is a 138-mile-long river located in southwestern Mississippi. The river was named by the Choctaw Indians, meaning "red river" due to the reddish-brown color of its waters. The Homochitto River has a diverse hydrology system, with both slow and fast-flowing sections, and is home to several species of fish and wildlife. The river has two major reservoirs, the Okhissa Lake and the Bogue Chitto Lake, which are popular recreational spots for fishing and boating. In addition to recreational uses, the Homochitto River is also utilized for agricultural purposes, such as irrigation for crops and livestock. The river has a rich history, having been used by Native Americans and early settlers as a transportation route and later as a source of energy for sawmills and other industries. Today, the Homochitto River remains an important part of the Mississippi landscape and continues to provide valuable resources for the surrounding communities.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Homochitto River At Eddiceton
USGS 07291000
139 cfs 6.05 ft -5.44
Homochitto River At Rosetta
USGS 07292500
436 cfs 3.19 ft -9.73

Peak Annual Discharge

Homochitto River Maximum Total Discharge

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Homochitto River Year Over Year Discharge

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