OGEECHEE RIVER

OGEECHEE RIVER

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Total streamflow across the Ogeechee River was last observed at 717 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,422 acre-ft of water today; about 30% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 2,413 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2020-02-24 when daily discharge volume was observed at 54,700 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Ogeechee River Near Eden reporting a streamflow rate of 412 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Ogeechee River At Rocky Ford Rd with a gauge stage of 3.07 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Ogeechee River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 183 ft, the Ogeechee River At Midville.

The Ogeechee River spans approximately 294 miles in Georgia and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. It has played a significant role in Georgia's history, serving as a transportation route for Native Americans, explorers, and settlers. The river's hydrology is impacted by a series of dams and reservoirs, including the J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake, which was built for flood control and hydroelectric power generation. The river is also utilized for recreational activities such as fishing, kayaking, and boating. However, the river has faced environmental challenges, with pollution incidents impacting its water quality, leading to concerns for agricultural uses as well. The Ogeechee River is an important resource for Georgia's economy and environment, requiring continued efforts to protect its health and ensure its sustainability.

July 20, 2024

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Last Updated 2024-07-20
Discharge Volume 1,422 ACRE-FT
Streamflow 717.0 cfs
-150.0 cfs (-17.3%)
Percent of Normal 29.72%
Maximum 54,700.0 cfs
2020-02-24
Seasonal Avg 2,413 cfs
Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Ogeechee River At Midville
USGS 02201230
305 cfs 1.31 ft 7.39
Ogeechee River At Rocky Ford Rd
USGS 02202040
298 cfs 3.07 ft 31.28
Ogeechee River Near Eden
USGS 02202500
412 cfs 2.89 ft -29.33

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The Ogeechee River is a 294-mile-long (473 km) blackwater river in the U.S. state of Georgia. It heads at the confluence of its North and South Forks, about 2.5 miles (4.0 km) south-southwest of Crawfordville and flowing generally southeast to Ossabaw Sound about 16 miles (26 km) south of Savannah. Its largest tributary is the Canoochee River, which drains approximately 1,400 square miles (3,600 km2) and is the only other major river in the basin. The Ogeechee has a watershed of 5,540 square miles (14,300 km2). It is one of the state's few free-flowing streams.



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