Nottoway River

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Nottoway River Levels

June 2 2023

1,446 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+38.0 cfs (+5.5%) since yesterday
54.96% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Nottoway River was last observed at 729 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1446 acre-ft of water today; about 55% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1326 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 22,300 cfs on 2018-10-13.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Nottoway River Near Sebrell reporting a streamflow rate of 353 cfs. This is also the deepest point on the Nottoway River, with a gage stage of 4.84 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Nottoway River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 207 ft, the Nottoway River Near Rawlings.

River Summary: 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.

Last Updated 2023-06-01
Streamflow 729.0 cfs
Percent Normal 54.96%
Maximum 22,300.0 cfs

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