Potomac River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Potomac River Levels

September 21 2023

10,086 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-659.0 cfs (-11.47%) since yesterday
29.38% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Potomac River was last observed at 5,085 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 10,086 acre-ft of water today; about 29% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 17,308 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2018-06-05 when daily discharge volume was observed at 498,100 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Potomac River At Point Of Rocks reporting a streamflow rate of 2,090 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Potomac River At Paw Paw with a gauge stage of 3.98 ft. This river is monitored from 5 different streamgauging stations along the Potomac River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 501 ft, the Potomac River At Paw Paw.

Last Updated 2023-09-21
Streamflow 5,085.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 29.38%
Maximum 498,100.0 cfs

Peak Annual Discharge

Potomac River Maximum Total Discharge

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Potomac River Year Over Year Discharge

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