Tygart Valley River

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Tygart Valley River Levels

June 5 2023

1,636 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+161.5 cfs (+24.34%) since yesterday
29.16% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Tygart Valley River was last observed at 825 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1636 acre-ft of water today; about 29% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 2829 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 73,520 cfs on 2015-03-05.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Tygart Valley River At Colfax reporting a streamflow rate of 366 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Tygart Valley River At Philippi with a gage stage of 3.77 ft. This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Tygart Valley River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 1,944 ft, the Tygart Valley River Near Dailey.

River Summary: 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.

Last Updated 2023-06-05
Streamflow 824.9 cfs
Percent Normal 29.16%
Maximum 73,520.0 cfs

Tygart Valley River Peak Annual Discharge

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