Licking River

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Licking River Levels

June 2 2023

2,402 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+170.2 cfs (+16.35%) since yesterday
15.95% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Licking River was last observed at 1211 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 2402 acre-ft of water today; about 16% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 7596 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 134,963 cfs on 2020-05-20.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Licking River At Catawba reporting a streamflow rate of 394 cfs. This is also the deepest point on the Licking River, with a gage stage of 5.89 ft. This river is monitored from 5 different streamgauging stations along the Licking River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 864 ft, the Licking River Below Mason Fork Nr Salyersville.

River Summary: 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.

Last Updated 2023-06-01
Streamflow 1,211.2 cfs
Percent Normal 15.95%
Maximum 134,963.0 cfs

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