Tallapoosa River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Tallapoosa River Levels

June 20 2024

6,648 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-399.5 cfs (-10.65%) since yesterday
37.78% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Tallapoosa River was last observed at 3,352 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 6,648 acre-ft of water today; about 38% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 8,871 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2020-03-07 when daily discharge volume was observed at 144,210 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Tallapoosa River Near Mont.-Mont. Water Works reporting a streamflow rate of 1,900 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Tallapoosa River, with a gauge stage of 4.73 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 5 different streamgauging stations along the Tallapoosa River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 919 ft, the Tallapoosa River Below Tallapoosa.

Last Updated 2024-06-20
Streamflow 3,351.9 cfs
Percent of Normal 37.78%
Maximum 144,210.0 cfs
2020-03-07

About the tallapoosa river


The Tallapoosa River, located in Alabama, is approximately 265 miles long and has a rich history dating back to the Creek Indian Wars. The river is fed by several smaller tributaries, including the Little Tallapoosa River and the Chatahoochee River. The hydrology of the river is affected by several dams and reservoirs, including Yates Dam and Lake Martin, Harris Dam and Lake Wedowee, and Thurlow Dam and Lake Tallassee. These dams provide hydroelectric power, flood control, and recreational opportunities for boating, fishing, and swimming. The Tallapoosa River also plays a significant role in agricultural practices, providing irrigation for crops such as cotton and soybeans. Despite its importance to the local economy, the river has faced ecological challenges such as pollution and habitat destruction in recent decades.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Tallapoosa River Below Tallapoosa
USGS 02411930
60 cfs 1.19 ft -6.99
Tallapoosa River Near Heflin
USGS 02412000
104 cfs 2.58 ft -3.7
Tallapoosa River At Wadley Al
USGS 02414500
749 cfs 3.66 ft -33.13
Tallapoosa River Nr New Site
USGS 02414715
539 cfs 2.66 ft 0
Tallapoosa River Near Mont.-Mont. Water Works
USGS 02419890
1900 cfs 4.73 ft -1.04

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Tallapoosa River Maximum Total Discharge

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Tallapoosa River Year Over Year Discharge


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