Suwannee River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Suwannee River Levels

October 4 2023

69,303 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-594.0 cfs (-1.67%) since yesterday
84.62% of Normal 10 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Suwannee River was last observed at 34,940 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 69,303 acre-ft of water today; about 85% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 41,290 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2014-04-30 when daily discharge volume was observed at 235,920 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Suwannee River Near Wilcox reporting a streamflow rate of 7,130 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Suwannee R Nr Benton Fla with a gauge stage of 79.85 ft. This river is monitored from 10 different streamgauging stations along the Suwannee River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 104 ft, the Suwannee River At Us 441.

Last Updated 2023-10-04
Streamflow 34,940.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 84.62%
Maximum 235,920.0 cfs

About the suwannee river

The Suwannee River is a 246-mile-long river located in southern Georgia and northern Florida. It flows from the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia to the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. The river was named by the Seminole people and has played an essential role in the history of the region. The river is home to several reservoirs and dams, including the Rodman Reservoir, which was built in 1968 for flood control, and the Suwannee Dam, which was built in 1957 for hydroelectric power. The river also supports various recreational activities, including fishing, boating, and camping. Agriculture is also an important use of the river, with farms along the riverbanks growing crops such as corn, soybeans, and peanuts. The Suwannee River is a vital part of the ecosystem in the region, and efforts are ongoing to protect its health and integrity.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Suwannee River At Us 441
USGS 02314500
700 cfs 6.97 ft 0.86
Suwannee R Nr Benton Fla
USGS 02315000
1250 cfs 79.85 ft
Suwannee River At White Springs
USGS 02315500
1190 cfs 55.16 ft -0.83
Suwannee River At Suwannee Springs Fla
USGS 02315550
1370 cfs 42.54 ft -1.44
Suwannee River At Ellaville
USGS 02319500
3920 cfs 4.39 ft -2.49
Suwannee River At Dowling Park
USGS 02319800
4580 cfs 25.73 ft -2.14
Suwannee River At Luraville
USGS 02320000
4390 cfs 20.88 ft -1.57
Suwannee River At Branford
USGS 02320500
5050 cfs 7.88 ft -1.75
Suwannee River Near Bell
USGS 02323000
6610 cfs 8.58 ft -1.34
Suwannee River Near Wilcox
USGS 02323500
7130 cfs 3.99 ft -1.66

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