Tygart Valley River Levels
June 5 2023
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
cfs, and is expected to yield approximately
acre-ft of water today; about 29%
River levels are low and may signify a drought.
Average streamflow for this time of year is
with recent peaks last observed at
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.