Little Tallapoosa River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Little Tallapoosa River Levels

June 15 2024


Discharge Volume Today
-16.2 cfs (-8.42%) since yesterday
31.01% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Little Tallapoosa River was last observed at 176 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 349 acre-ft of water today; about 31% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 568 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2015-12-25 when daily discharge volume was observed at 16,070 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Little Tallapoosa River Near Newell Al reporting a streamflow rate of 91.9 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Little Tallapoosa River Below Bowdon with a gauge stage of 2.6 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Little Tallapoosa River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 982 ft, the Little Tallapoosa River (Us 27) At Carrollton.

Last Updated 2024-06-15
Streamflow 176.1 cfs
Percent of Normal 31.01%
Maximum 16,070.0 cfs

About the little tallapoosa river

The Little Tallapoosa River is a tributary of the Tallapoosa River, located in Alabama and Georgia. It flows for approximately 49 miles and has a drainage basin of 479 square miles. The river's name is derived from the Creek Indian language, and it played an important role in the history of the area during the Civil War.

There are several reservoirs and dams along the Little Tallapoosa River, including Lake Wedowee, R. L. Harris Reservoir, and West Point Lake. These dams provide hydroelectric power, flood control, and water supply for local communities.

Recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and swimming are popular along the Little Tallapoosa River. The river also supports agricultural activities, with farms and ranches located along its banks. Overall, the Little Tallapoosa River is an important natural resource for both Georgia and Alabama.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Little Tallapoosa River (Us 27) At Carrollton
USGS 02413000
21 cfs 2.11 ft -18.08
Little Tallapoosa River Below Bowdon
USGS 02413210
63 cfs 2.6 ft -5.13
Little Tallapoosa River Near Newell Al
USGS 02413300
92 cfs 2 ft -8.1

Peak Annual Discharge

Little Tallapoosa River Maximum Total Discharge

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Little Tallapoosa River Year Over Year Discharge

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