Nolichucky River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Nolichucky River Levels

June 14 2024

6,839 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-173.0 cfs (-4.78%) since yesterday
80.2% of Normal 3 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Nolichucky River was last observed at 3,448 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 6,839 acre-ft of water today; about 80% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 4,299 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2020-02-07 when daily discharge volume was observed at 98,300 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Nolichucky River Near Lowland reporting a streamflow rate of 1,440 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Nolichucky River Below Nolichucky Dam with a gauge stage of 42.17 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Nolichucky River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,533 ft, the Nolichucky River At Embreeville.

Last Updated 2024-06-14
Streamflow 3,448.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 80.2%
Maximum 98,300.0 cfs
2020-02-07

About the nolichucky river


The Nolichucky River is a free-flowing river that stretches for 114 miles through North Carolina and Tennessee. The river has a rich history dating back to the Cherokee and early European settlers. The river's hydrology is heavily influenced by rainfall and snowmelt, and it is known for its scenic beauty and challenging rapids. There are several dams and reservoirs on the Nolichucky, including the Nolichucky Dam and the Davy Crockett Lake. These dams provide hydroelectric power and recreational opportunities for fishing and boating. The Nolichucky River is also an important source of water for agriculture, including apple orchards, vineyards, and cattle farms. The river is popular for whitewater rafting and kayaking, hiking, and camping, making it a favorite destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Nolichucky River At Embreeville
USGS 03465500
828 cfs 1.65 ft -2.7
Nolichucky River Below Nolichucky Dam
USGS 03466500
1180 cfs 42.17 ft -4.84
Nolichucky River Near Lowland
USGS 03467609
1440 cfs 7.76 ft -5.88

Peak Annual Discharge

Nolichucky River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Nolichucky River Year Over Year Discharge


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