Little Tallapoosa River

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Little Tallapoosa River Levels

June 2 2023


Discharge Volume Today
-4.0 cfs (-0.85%) since yesterday
64.15% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Little Tallapoosa River was last observed at 468 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 929 acre-ft of water today; about 64% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 730 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 16,070 cfs on 2015-12-25.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Little Tallapoosa River Near Newell Al reporting a streamflow rate of 264 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Little Tallapoosa River Below Bowdon with a gage stage of 3.29 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Little Tallapoosa River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 982 ft, the Little Tallapoosa River (Us 27) At Carrollton.

River Summary: 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.

Last Updated 2023-06-01
Streamflow 468.4 cfs
Percent Normal 64.15%
Maximum 16,070.0 cfs

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