-440.0 cfs (-9.71%) since yesterday
41.84% of normal
Total streamflow across the
was last observed at
cfs, and is expected to yield approximately
acre-ft of water today; about 42%
River levels are low and may signify a drought.
Average streamflow for this time of year is
with recent peaks last observed
2018-09-22 when daily discharge volume was observed at
Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the
Waccamaw River At Conway Marina At Conway
reporting a streamflow rate of 4,090 cfs.
This is also the highest stage along the Waccamaw River, with a gauge stage of
10.54 ft at this location.
This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Waccamaw River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 42 ft, the
Waccamaw River At Conway Marina At Conway.
Percent of Normal
About the waccamaw river
The Waccamaw River is a blackwater river that runs for 140 miles from North Carolina to South Carolina, eventually empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The river's name comes from the Waccamaw Native American tribe, who once lived in the area. The river's hydrology is affected by tidal influence, with a saltwater wedge that extends upriver during high tide. The river is home to several reservoirs, including the Waccamaw, Conway, and Pee Dee reservoirs, which help to control flooding and provide water for municipal and agricultural use. The river is also a popular destination for recreational activities, such as boating, fishing, and kayaking. Agriculture, especially the production of rice, has played a significant role in the Waccamaw River's history and development.