Lumber River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Lumber River Levels

June 14 2024

1,176 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-45.0 cfs (-7.05%) since yesterday
33.14% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Lumber River was last observed at 593 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,176 acre-ft of water today; about 33% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,789 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2018-09-18 when daily discharge volume was observed at 53,950 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Lumber River At Boardman reporting a streamflow rate of 269 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Lumber River At Lumberton with a gauge stage of 7.51 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Lumber River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 183 ft, the Lumber River Near Maxton.

Last Updated 2024-06-14
Streamflow 593.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 33.14%
Maximum 53,950.0 cfs
2018-09-18

About the lumber river


The Lumber River is a 133-mile-long river located in southeastern North Carolina. It is historically significant as it was a major transportation route for the Lumbee Indian tribe and was also used for logging during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The river is also known for its unique hydrology, as it is one of the few blackwater rivers in the world, meaning that its water is darkly stained due to the presence of tannins. There are several reservoirs and dams located along the river, including the Blewett Falls Lake and the Lumber River State Park. These reservoirs provide a source of hydroelectric power and are also used for recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and hiking. Additionally, the river is a valuable resource for agriculture, as it provides water for irrigation and supports agricultural activities in the surrounding areas.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Lumber River Near Maxton
USGS 02133624
135 cfs 6.95 ft -5.59
Lumber River At Lumberton
USGS 02134170
189 cfs 7.51 ft -5.97
Lumber River At Boardman
USGS 02134500
269 cfs 3.1 ft -8.5

Peak Annual Discharge

Lumber River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Lumber River Year Over Year Discharge


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