Jackson River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Jackson River Levels

October 2 2023


Discharge Volume Today
-21.0 cfs (-4.49%) since yesterday
73.89% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Jackson River was last observed at 446 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 885 acre-ft of water today; about 74% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 604 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2013-05-08 when daily discharge volume was observed at 14,450 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Jackson River Bl Dunlap Creek At Covington reporting a streamflow rate of 220 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Jackson River Bl Gathright Dam Nr Hot Spgs with a gauge stage of 8.92 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Jackson River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,721 ft, the Jackson River Near Bacova.

Last Updated 2023-10-02
Streamflow 446.4 cfs
Percent of Normal 73.89%
Maximum 14,450.0 cfs

About the jackson river

The Jackson River, located in western Virginia, is a tributary of the James River and has a length of approximately 96 miles. The river is known for its rich history, with Native American artifacts and settlements dating back to prehistoric times. It has also been a source of power for mills and factories in the past. The river's hydrology is controlled by several dams, including the Gathright Dam, which forms the 2,500-acre Lake Moomaw, and the Back Creek Dam, which forms the 200-acre Back Creek Reservoir. These dams provide hydroelectric power and recreation opportunities such as fishing, boating, and camping. The river is also used for agricultural purposes, mainly for irrigation and livestock watering. The Jackson River is a vital resource for the community and the environment, providing both economic and recreational benefits.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Jackson River Near Bacova
USGS 02011400
19 cfs 2.85 ft 0
Jackson River Bl Gathright Dam Nr Hot Spgs
USGS 02011800
207 cfs 8.92 ft -4.61
Jackson River Bl Dunlap Creek At Covington
USGS 02013100
220 cfs 4.83 ft -4.76

Peak Annual Discharge

Jackson River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Jackson River Year Over Year Discharge

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