Leaf River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Leaf River Levels

April 16 2024

32,303 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-5224.0 cfs (-24.29%) since yesterday
46.31% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Leaf River was last observed at 16,286 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 32,303 acre-ft of water today; about 46% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 35,166 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2016-03-15 when daily discharge volume was observed at 202,000 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Leaf River Nr Mclain reporting a streamflow rate of 6,000 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Leaf River, with a gauge stage of 8.91 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Leaf River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 245 ft, the Leaf River Nr Collins.

Last Updated 2024-04-15
Streamflow 16,286.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 46.31%
Maximum 202,000.0 cfs

About the leaf river

The Leaf River is a river in Mississippi that is approximately 180 miles long. It has historically been used for transportation of goods and supplies, and played a key role in the Civil War. Today, it serves as a source of water for agricultural irrigation, and supports a variety of recreational activities such as boating, fishing, and hiking. The river system includes several major reservoirs and dams, including the Ross Barnett Reservoir and the Okatibbee Reservoir. These structures have been constructed to regulate the river's flow, prevent flooding, and provide hydroelectric power. Despite its importance, the Leaf River faces several challenges, including pollution and habitat destruction.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Leaf River Nr Collins
USGS 02472000
626 cfs 6.31 ft -41.42
Leaf River At Hattiesburg
USGS 02473000
1810 cfs 3.74 ft -37.04
Leaf River Nr New Augusta
USGS 02474560
3830 cfs 6.38 ft -27.35
Leaf River Nr Mclain
USGS 02475000
6000 cfs 8.91 ft -14.04

Peak Annual Discharge

Leaf River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Leaf River Year Over Year Discharge

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