Nottoway River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Nottoway River Levels

May 28 2024

4,562 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-2.0 cfs (-0.09%) since yesterday
161.63% of Normal 3 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Nottoway River was last observed at 2,300 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 4,562 acre-ft of water today; about 162% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,423 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2018-10-13 when daily discharge volume was observed at 22,300 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Nottoway River Near Sebrell reporting a streamflow rate of 1,480 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Nottoway River, with a gauge stage of 8.91 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Nottoway River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 207 ft, the Nottoway River Near Rawlings.

Last Updated 2024-05-28
Streamflow 2,300.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 161.63%
Maximum 22,300.0 cfs
2018-10-13

About the nottoway river


The Nottoway River is a 75-mile-long river that flows through southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. It was named after the Native American tribe that inhabited the area before European settlement. The river has been an important waterway for transportation and agriculture throughout history, with early settlers using it to transport tobacco and other crops to markets. The hydrology of the river is influenced by the surrounding land use, including agricultural and timber production, and it is also home to several reservoirs and dams, including the Lake Gaston Dam, which is used for hydroelectric power generation. The Nottoway River is popular for recreational activities such as fishing, kayaking, and camping, and it is also used for agricultural irrigation.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Nottoway River Near Rawlings
USGS 02044500
217 cfs 3.15 ft -7.66
Nottoway River Near Stony Creek
USGS 02045500
603 cfs 5.23 ft 21.33
Nottoway River Near Sebrell
USGS 02047000
1480 cfs 8.91 ft -5.73

Peak Annual Discharge

Nottoway River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Nottoway River Year Over Year Discharge


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