Pearl River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Pearl River Levels

April 16 2024

292,721 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-3030.0 cfs (-2.01%) since yesterday
128.77% of Normal 9 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Pearl River was last observed at 147,580 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 292,721 acre-ft of water today; about 129% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 114,606 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2020-02-22 when daily discharge volume was observed at 382,590 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Pearl River Nr Columbia reporting a streamflow rate of 28,900 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Pearl River Nr Rockport with a gauge stage of 26.39 ft. This river is monitored from 9 different streamgauging stations along the Pearl River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 382 ft, the Pearl River At Burnside.

Last Updated 2024-04-16
Streamflow 147,580.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 128.77%
Maximum 382,590.0 cfs
2020-02-22

About the pearl river


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.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Pearl River At Burnside
USGS 02481880
1650 cfs 12.33 ft -28.88
Pearl River At Edinburg
USGS 02482000
3880 cfs 17.22 ft -3.72
Pearl River Nr Lena
USGS 02483500
8920 cfs 16.63 ft -23.76
Pearl River Nr Carthage
USGS 02482550
5130 cfs 15.46 ft -6.04
Pearl River At Jackson
USGS 02486000
20100 cfs 26.22 ft -3.83
Pearl River Nr Rockport
USGS 02488000
27000 cfs 26.39 ft -5.92
Pearl River Nr Monticello
USGS 02488500
28700 cfs 23.18 ft -2.05
Pearl River Nr Columbia
USGS 02489000
28900 cfs 16.3 ft 4.71
Pearl River Near Bogalusa
USGS 02489500
23300 cfs 19.7 ft 13.11

Peak Annual Discharge

Pearl River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Pearl River Year Over Year Discharge


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