-55.0 cfs (-8.73%) since yesterday
28.31% of normal
Total streamflow across the
was last observed at
cfs, and is expected to yield approximately
acre-ft of water today; about 28%
River levels are low and may signify a drought.
Average streamflow for this time of year is
with recent peaks last observed
2013-01-11 when daily discharge volume was observed at
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.