Pearl River

Surface Flows Hydrology Weather

Pearl River Levels

June 7 2023

18,476 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+229.0 cfs (+2.52%) since yesterday
55.84% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Pearl River was last observed at 9315 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 18476 acre-ft of water today; about 56% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 16682 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 382,590 cfs on 2020-02-22.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Pearl River Near Bogalusa reporting a streamflow rate of 3,070 cfs. This is also the deepest point on the Pearl River, with a gage stage of 8.46 ft. This river is monitored from 9 different streamgauging stations along the Pearl River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 382 ft, the Pearl River At Burnside.

River Summary: The Pearl River is a major river system in the southeastern United States. The river flows for 485 miles through Mississippi and Louisiana, emptying into the Gulf of Mexico. The river has a rich history, playing a significant role in the Civil War and serving as a transportation route for Native American tribes. The hydrology of the Pearl River is heavily influenced by several large reservoirs and dams, including the Ross Barnett Reservoir and the Bonnet Carré Spillway. These structures help manage flood control, water supply, and hydroelectric power generation. Recreational activities along the Pearl River include fishing, boating, and camping. The river also supports agricultural activities, with farms and ranches along its banks producing crops such as cotton, soybeans, and rice. Despite its importance, the Pearl River faces threats from pollution and habitat destruction, highlighting the need for continued conservation efforts.

Last Updated 2023-06-07
Streamflow 9,315.0 cfs
Percent Normal 55.84%
Maximum 382,590.0 cfs

Area Surface Flows

Streamgauge Streamflow River Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Pearl River At Burnside
USGS 02481880
1070 cfs 5.02 ft -3.6
Pearl River At Edinburg
USGS 02482000
138 cfs 4.27 ft 14.05
Pearl River Nr Lena
USGS 02483500
211 cfs 4.83 ft 1.44
Pearl River Nr Carthage
USGS 02482550
307 cfs 5.25 ft 12.04
Pearl River At Jackson
USGS 02486000
370 cfs 4.57 ft -23.55
Pearl River Nr Rockport
USGS 02488000
779 cfs 6.45 ft -4.88
Pearl River Nr Monticello
USGS 02488500
1570 cfs 6.26 ft -15.14
Pearl River Nr Columbia
USGS 02489000
2870 cfs 2.32 ft 29.28
Pearl River Near Bogalusa
USGS 02489500
3070 cfs 8.46 ft -1.29

Pearl River Peak Annual Discharge

Pearl River maximum total discharge

Pearl River Seasonal Comparison

Year over year discharge

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