Nanticoke River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Nanticoke River Levels

September 22 2023

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the reporting a streamflow rate of cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Nanticoke River, with a gauge stage of ft at this location. This river is monitored from 1 different streamgauging stations along the Nanticoke River, the highest being situated at an altitude of ft, the .

About the nanticoke river

The Nanticoke River is a major river in the Delmarva Peninsula, flowing for approximately 64 miles from southern Delaware to Maryland's Chesapeake Bay. The river has played a significant role in the area's history, serving as a vital transportation route for Native Americans, European settlers, and African slaves. Today, it is used for fishing, boating, and other recreational activities. The Nanticoke River is also used for agricultural purposes, with many farms and livestock operations located along its banks. There are several reservoirs and dams along the river, including the Marshyhope Creek Dam, Blades Dam, and Records Pond Dam. These structures provide hydroelectric power and help regulate the river's flow for various uses. Overall, the Nanticoke River is an important natural resource, providing a significant economic and cultural contribution to the region.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Nanticoke River Near Bridgeville
USGS 01487000
62 cfs 5.27 ft -10.22

Peak Annual Discharge

Nanticoke River Maximum Total Discharge

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Nanticoke River Year Over Year Discharge

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