The Little Tennessee River is a 135-mile (217 km) tributary of the Tennessee River that flows through the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. It drains portions of three national forests— Chattahoochee, Nantahala, and Cherokee— and provides the southwestern boundary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The river flows through five major impoundments: Fontana Dam, Cheoah Dam, Calderwood Dam, Chilhowee Dam, and Tellico Dam, and one smaller impoundment, Porters Bend Dam. Source: Wikipedia
Maximum discharge on the river today is recorded at the Little Tennessee River At Needmore with a streamflow rate of 1,560 cfs. This is also the deepest point on the Little Tennessee River, reporting a gauge stage of 3.51 ft. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the Little Tennessee River, the first of which is perched at an elevation of 2,012 ft, the Little Tennessee River Near Prentiss .
|Location||Streamflow||River Stage||Air Temp||Elevation|
Little Tennessee River Near Prentiss
|604 cfs||2.93 ft|
Little Tennessee River At Needmore
|1560 cfs||3.51 ft|