Saluda River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Saluda River Levels

October 4 2023

5,016 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-67.0 cfs (-2.58%) since yesterday
33.21% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Saluda River was last observed at 2,529 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 5,016 acre-ft of water today; about 33% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 7,615 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2015-10-05 when daily discharge volume was observed at 89,540 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Saluda River Below Lk Murray Dam Nr Columbia reporting a streamflow rate of 764 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Saluda River, with a gauge stage of 4.02 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 6 different streamgauging stations along the Saluda River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 830 ft, the Saluda River Near Greenville.

Last Updated 2023-10-04
Streamflow 2,529.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 33.21%
Maximum 89,540.0 cfs

About the saluda river

The Saluda River is a major waterway in South Carolina, starting in the Blue Ridge Mountains and flowing 200 miles to the Atlantic Ocean. The river has played an important role in the history of the state, serving as a transportation route for settlers and later powering textile mills. The hydrology of the river has been dramatically altered by the construction of several reservoirs and dams, including Lake Murray, which is the largest man-made lake in the state. These reservoirs serve as important sources of drinking water and hydroelectric power. The Saluda River is also a popular destination for outdoor recreation, with opportunities for fishing, boating, and hiking along its banks. Additionally, the river supports local agriculture by providing irrigation water to nearby farms.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Saluda River Near Greenville
USGS 02162500
134 cfs 2.42 ft 3.88
Saluda River Near Williamston
USGS 02163001
166 cfs 3.34 ft -42.76
Saluda River Near Ware Shoals
USGS 02163500
287 cfs 1.72 ft 13.89
Saluda River At Chappells
USGS 02167000
465 cfs 1.88 ft 9.93
Saluda River Near Columbia
USGS 02169000
713 cfs 2.3 ft -1.25
Saluda River Below Lk Murray Dam Nr Columbia
USGS 02168504
764 cfs 4.02 ft -2.05

Peak Annual Discharge

Saluda River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Saluda River Year Over Year Discharge

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