Licking River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Licking River Levels

June 13 2024

7,137 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-3062.8 cfs (-45.98%) since yesterday
62.84% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Licking River was last observed at 3,598 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 7,137 acre-ft of water today; about 63% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 5,726 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 1,570 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Licking River, with a gauge stage of 7.2 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 2024-06-13
Streamflow 3,598.3 cfs
Percent of Normal 62.84%
Maximum 134,963.0 cfs
2020-05-20

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
30 cfs 4.73 ft -5.61
Licking River Near Newark Oh
USGS 03146500
192 cfs 3.01 ft -12.33
Licking River At Blue Lick Springs
USGS 03250500
776 cfs 6.8 ft -37.92
Licking River At Catawba
USGS 03253500
1570 cfs 7.2 ft -47.84
Licking River At Mckinneysburg
USGS 03251500
1030 cfs 6.72 ft -52.09

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