The Kanawha River ( kə-NAW-ə) is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 97 mi (156 km) long, in the U.S. state of West Virginia. The largest inland waterway in West Virginia, its valley has been a significant industrial region of the state since early in the 19th century. It is formed at the town of Gauley Bridge in northwestern Fayette County, approximately 35 mi (56 km) SE of Charleston, by the confluence of the New and Gauley rivers. It flows generally northwest, in a winding course on the unglaciated Allegheny Plateau, through Fayette, Kanawha, Putnam, and Mason counties, past ... Source: Wikipedia
Maximum discharge on the river today is recorded at the Kanawha River At Charleston with a streamflow rate of 20,000 cfs. This is also the deepest point on the Kanawha River, reporting a gauge stage of 19.01 ft. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the Kanawha River, the first of which is perched at an elevation of 622 ft, the Kanawha River At Kanawha Falls .
|Location||Streamflow||River Stage||Air Temp||Elevation|
Kanawha River At Kanawha Falls
|18200 cfs||6.93 ft|
Kanawha River At Charleston
|20000 cfs||19.01 ft|