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Total streamflow across the Savannah River was last observed at 58,750 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 116,529 acre-ft of water today; about 35% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 166,224 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2016-01-12 when daily discharge volume was observed at 642,100 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Savannah River At Fort Pulaski reporting a streamflow rate of 187,000 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Savannah River At Augusta with a gauge stage of 100.46 ft. This river is monitored from 6 different streamgauging stations along the Savannah River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 121 ft, the Savannah River At Augusta.

The Savannah River is a major river in the southeastern United States. It originates in the mountains of North Carolina and flows for over 300 miles before eventually joining the Atlantic Ocean. The river has played an important role throughout history, serving as a transportation route for Native Americans, European colonizers, and American settlers. Today, the river is used for a variety of purposes, including hydroelectric power generation, irrigation, and recreation. The Savannah River is home to several major reservoirs, including Lake Hartwell, Lake Thurmond, and Lake Russell, which were created by dams constructed for flood control and hydroelectric power. These reservoirs provide a source of drinking water and support recreational activities such as boating, fishing, and swimming. Agriculturally, the river supports the production of crops such as cotton, peanuts, and soybeans in the surrounding areas.

July 20, 2024







Last Updated 2024-07-20
Discharge Volume 116,529 ACRE-FT
Streamflow 58,750.0 cfs
+16480.0 cfs (+38.99%)
Percent of Normal 35.34%
Maximum 642,100.0 cfs
Seasonal Avg 166,224 cfs
Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Savannah River At Augusta
USGS 02197000
6720 cfs 100.46 ft 18.31
Savannah R At Burtons Ferry Br Nr Millhaven
USGS 02197500
6330 cfs 5.95 ft -18.64
Savannah River Near Clyo
USGS 02198500
8630 cfs 6.44 ft -0.58
Savannah River Near Port Wentworth
USGS 02198840
16500 cfs 0.76 ft 52.78
Savannah River At Fort Pulaski
USGS 02198980
187000 cfs 0.65 ft 20.65
Savannah River At Ga 25
USGS 02198920
26900 cfs 1 ft 188.32

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The Savannah River is a major river in the southeastern United States, forming most of the border between the states of South Carolina and Georgia. Two tributaries of the Savannah, the Tugaloo River and the Chattooga River, form the northernmost part of the border. The Savannah River drainage basin extends into the southeastern side of the Appalachian Mountains just inside North Carolina, bounded by the Eastern Continental Divide. The river is around 301 miles (484 km) long. It is formed by the confluence of the Tugaloo River and the Seneca River. Today this confluence is submerged beneath Lake Hartwell. The Tallulah Gorge is located on the Tallulah River, a tributary of the Tugaloo River that forms the northwest branch of the Savannah River.
Two major cities are located along the Savannah River:
Savannah, and Augusta, Georgia. They were nuclei of early English settlements during the Colonial period of American history.
The Savannah River is tidal at Savannah proper. Downstream from there, the river broadens into an estuary before flowing into the Atlantic Ocean. The area where the river's estuary meets the ocean is known as "Tybee Roads". The Intracoastal Waterway flows through a section of the Savannah River near the city of Savannah.

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