Lumber River Levels
June 5 2023
Discharge Volume Today-32.0 cfs (-3.52%) since yesterday
51.98% of normal • Low
Total streamflow across the
was last observed at
cfs, and is expected to yield approximately
acre-ft of water today; about 52%
River levels are low and may signify a drought.
Average streamflow for this time of year is
with recent peaks last observed at
River Summary: 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.