Oconee River

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Oconee River Levels

June 2 2023

14,713 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-351.0 cfs (-4.52%) since yesterday
66.79% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Oconee River was last observed at 7418 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 14713 acre-ft of water today; about 67% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 11107 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 174,600 cfs on 2016-01-01.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Oconee River Near Mount Vernon reporting a streamflow rate of 2,130 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Oconee River At Milledgeville with a gage stage of 7.94 ft. This river is monitored from 6 different streamgauging stations along the Oconee River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 491 ft, the Oconee River Near Penfield.

River Summary: The Oconee River is a 220-mile long river located in the southeastern United States. It originates in northeast Georgia and flows through Georgia and South Carolina before emptying into the Atlantic Ocean. The Oconee River has played an important role in the history of Georgia, serving as a transportation route for Native Americans and European settlers. Today, the river is used for hydroelectric power generation, with multiple reservoirs and dams along its length, including Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair. These reservoirs provide recreational opportunities for fishing, boating, and swimming. The Oconee River also supports agricultural uses, such as irrigation and crop production.

Last Updated 2023-06-01
Streamflow 7,418.0 cfs
Percent Normal 66.79%
Maximum 174,600.0 cfs

Area Surface Flows

Streamgauge Streamflow River Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Oconee River Near Penfield
USGS 02218300
520 cfs 4.28 ft 2.77
Oconee River At Milledgeville
USGS 02223000
888 cfs 7.94 ft -6.82
Oconee River At Avant Mine
USGS 02223056
1030 cfs 3.32 ft 0
Oconee River Near Oconee
USGS 02223248
1360 cfs 3.21 ft -2.86
Oconee River At Dublin
USGS 02223500
1490 cfs 3.08 ft -8.59
Oconee River Near Mount Vernon
USGS 02224500
2130 cfs 3.49 ft -5.33

Oconee River Peak Annual Discharge

Oconee River maximum total discharge

Oconee River Seasonal Comparison

Year over year discharge

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