Rocky River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Rocky River Levels

April 16 2024

1,585 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+287.0 cfs (+56.05%) since yesterday
24.78% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Rocky River was last observed at 799 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,585 acre-ft of water today; about 25% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 3,225 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2020-05-21 when daily discharge volume was observed at 64,447 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Rocky River Near Norwood reporting a streamflow rate of 405 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Rocky River Near Berea Oh with a gauge stage of 6.12 ft. This river is monitored from 6 different streamgauging stations along the Rocky River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 649 ft, the Rocky River Near Berea Oh.

Last Updated 2024-04-16
Streamflow 799.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 24.78%
Maximum 64,447.0 cfs
2020-05-21

About the rocky river


The Rocky River is a tributary of the Yadkin River in North Carolina, spanning 90 miles from its headwaters in the Uwharrie Mountains to the confluence with the Yadkin. The river was historically used for transportation and power, with mills and factories along its banks. Today, the river is primarily used for recreation, with popular activities including fishing, kayaking, and hiking along the Riverwalk trail. The river is fed by several small tributaries and is home to several species of fish, including largemouth bass, bluegill, and catfish. The river is also home to several reservoirs, including Falls Reservoir and Lake Norman, which serve as sources of hydroelectric power and drinking water for nearby communities. The river and its ecosystem are protected by various organizations, including the Rocky River Heritage Foundation and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Rocky River Near Berea Oh
USGS 04201500
394 cfs 6.12 ft -23.05
Rocky R At Sr1300 Nr Crutchfield Crossroads
USGS 0210166029
2 cfs 1.02 ft -83.43
Rocky River Nr Starr
USGS 02187910
92 cfs 3.91 ft -1.93
Rocky R Ab Irish Buffalo Cr Nr Rocky River
USGS 0212433550
117 cfs 1.77 ft -2.5
Rocky River Nr Stanfield
USGS 02124742
173 cfs 1.73 ft
Rocky River Near Norwood
USGS 02126000
405 cfs 4.68 ft -13.46

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