Oconee River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Oconee River Levels

May 21 2024

27,314 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+943.0 cfs (+7.35%) since yesterday
112.46% of Normal 6 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Oconee River was last observed at 13,771 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 27,314 acre-ft of water today; about 112% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 12,245 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2016-01-01 when daily discharge volume was observed at 174,600 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Oconee River At Dublin reporting a streamflow rate of 3,550 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Oconee River At Milledgeville with a gauge stage of 8.49 ft. This river is monitored from 6 different streamgauging stations along the Oconee River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 491 ft, the Oconee River Near Penfield.

Last Updated 2024-05-21
Streamflow 13,771.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 112.46%
Maximum 174,600.0 cfs
2016-01-01

About the oconee river


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.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Oconee River Near Penfield
USGS 02218300
671 cfs 4.36 ft -17.97
Oconee River At Milledgeville
USGS 02223000
1630 cfs 8.49 ft -8.94
Oconee River At Avant Mine
USGS 02223056
1870 cfs 4.94 ft -8.33
Oconee River Near Oconee
USGS 02223248
2970 cfs 6.21 ft 20.73
Oconee River At Dublin
USGS 02223500
3550 cfs 6.51 ft 28.16
Oconee River Near Mount Vernon
USGS 02224500
3080 cfs 5.75 ft 4.41

Peak Annual Discharge

Oconee River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Oconee River Year Over Year Discharge


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