Santee River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Santee River Levels

May 21 2024

45,939 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+98.0 cfs (+0.42%) since yesterday
224.98% of Normal 2 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Santee River was last observed at 23,161 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 45,939 acre-ft of water today; about 225% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 10,295 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2016-01-05 when daily discharge volume was observed at 166,900 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Santee River Nr Jamestown reporting a streamflow rate of 22,400 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Santee River, with a gauge stage of 12.85 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the Santee River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 25 ft, the Santee River Near Pineville.

Last Updated 2024-05-21
Streamflow 23,161.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 224.98%
Maximum 166,900.0 cfs
2016-01-05

About the santee river


The Santee River is a 143-mile-long blackwater river in South Carolina. The river has a rich history, having played a role in the American Revolution and the Civil War. It is the second-longest river in the state and flows into the Atlantic Ocean. The hydrology of the river is unique, as it is a blackwater river due to high levels of tannic acid in the water. The river is also known for its diverse fish population. Specific reservoirs and dams along the river include the Lake Marion Dam and Lake Moultrie Dam. These reservoirs are used for hydroelectric power generation and flood control. The river also has recreational uses, including fishing and boating, and is an important source of irrigation for agriculture in the surrounding areas.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Santee River Near Pineville
USGS 02171500
761 cfs 2.63 ft -0.26
Santee River Nr Jamestown
USGS 02171700
22400 cfs 12.85 ft 0.45

Peak Annual Discharge

Santee River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Santee River Year Over Year Discharge


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