Licking River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Licking River Levels

September 29 2023

4,560 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+1530.6 cfs (+199.24%) since yesterday
47.96% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Licking River was last observed at 2,299 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 4,560 acre-ft of water today; about 48% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 4,793 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2020-05-20 when daily discharge volume was observed at 134,963 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Licking River At Catawba reporting a streamflow rate of 1,450 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Licking River, with a gauge stage of 7.08 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 5 different streamgauging stations along the Licking River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 864 ft, the Licking River Below Mason Fork Nr Salyersville.

Last Updated 2023-09-29
Streamflow 2,298.8 cfs
Percent of Normal 47.96%
Maximum 134,963.0 cfs

About the licking river

The Licking River is a 303-mile-long river that runs through Kentucky and Ohio, USA. The river has a rich history, dating back to the pre-colonial era, when it was used as a major trade route for Native Americans. The Licking River also played a significant role in the development of the region's agriculture and industry. The river is home to several dams and reservoirs, including the William H. Harsha Lake and the Cave Run Lake, which provide drinking water, flood control, and hydroelectric power. The Licking River supports a wide range of recreational activities, including fishing, boating, and camping. Additionally, it is an important source of irrigation water for many farms in the area, and supports the growth of crops such as corn and soybeans. Despite its importance, the Licking River faces several challenges, including pollution and habitat destruction, which threaten its long-term health and vitality.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Licking River Below Mason Fork Nr Salyersville
USGS 03248300
12 cfs 4.58 ft 3.45
Licking River Near Newark Oh
USGS 03146500
68 cfs 2.46 ft 10.06
Licking River At Blue Lick Springs
USGS 03250500
135 cfs 4.46 ft 8.87
Licking River At Catawba
USGS 03253500
1450 cfs 7.08 ft 800.62
Licking River At Mckinneysburg
USGS 03251500
634 cfs 5.97 ft 54.63

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