Tygart Valley River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Tygart Valley River Levels

May 21 2024

11,667 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+772.0 cfs (+15.11%) since yesterday
95.55% of Normal 4 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Tygart Valley River was last observed at 5,882 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 11,667 acre-ft of water today; about 96% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 6,156 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2015-03-05 when daily discharge volume was observed at 73,520 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Tygart Valley River At Colfax reporting a streamflow rate of 3,570 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Tygart Valley River, with a gauge stage of 7.06 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Tygart Valley River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,944 ft, the Tygart Valley River Near Dailey.

Last Updated 2024-05-21
Streamflow 5,882.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 95.55%
Maximum 73,520.0 cfs

About the tygart valley river

The Tygart Valley River is located in West Virginia and is approximately 135 miles long. It was historically used for transportation and logging, and during the Civil War, it was an important resource for the Union Army. The river is fed by several tributaries, including the Buckhannon River and the West Fork River. The Tygart Valley River is dammed at several points, including the Tygart Dam, which creates the Tygart Lake Reservoir. The lake offers recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and camping. The river also provides water for irrigation and is crucial for agricultural activities in the region. The hydrology of the river is affected by rainfall, snowmelt, and human activities such as mining and industrial activities. Overall, the Tygart Valley River is an important natural resource for West Virginia, offering both recreational and practical benefits to the local communities.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Tygart Valley River Near Dailey
USGS 03050000
350 cfs 2.38 ft -39.66
Tygart Valley River At Belington
USGS 03051000
602 cfs 3.76 ft -48.98
Tygart Valley River At Philippi
USGS 03054500
1360 cfs 4.86 ft -43.8
Tygart Valley River At Colfax
USGS 03057000
3570 cfs 7.06 ft 283.87

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Tygart Valley River Maximum Total Discharge

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Tygart Valley River Year Over Year Discharge

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