Yadkin River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Yadkin River Levels

June 14 2024

9,876 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-167.0 cfs (-3.25%) since yesterday
55.0% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Yadkin River was last observed at 4,979 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 9,876 acre-ft of water today; about 55% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 9,052 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2020-02-07 when daily discharge volume was observed at 124,652 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Yadkin River At Yadkin College reporting a streamflow rate of 1,860 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Yadkin River At Enon with a gauge stage of 3.45 ft. This river is monitored from 5 different streamgauging stations along the Yadkin River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,216 ft, the Yadkin River At Patterson.

Last Updated 2024-06-14
Streamflow 4,978.9 cfs
Percent of Normal 55.0%
Maximum 124,652.0 cfs
2020-02-07

About the yadkin river


The Yadkin River is a major river in North Carolina, originating in the Blue Ridge Mountains and flowing through the Piedmont region before emptying into the Pee Dee River. It is approximately 215 miles long and has a drainage basin of 7,221 square miles. The river has a rich history, having been utilized by Native Americans for thousands of years and later becoming a vital source of power for textile mills and other industries. Today, the river is managed by several hydroelectric dams and reservoirs, including the High Rock Lake and Badin Lake, which provide recreational opportunities for fishing, boating, and swimming. Additionally, the river is used for agricultural purposes, primarily for irrigation of crops. Despite occasional pollution from nearby industries, the Yadkin River remains an important natural resource for the state of North Carolina.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Yadkin River At Patterson
USGS 02111000
33 cfs 1.17 ft 0
Yadkin River At Wilkesboro
USGS 02112000
575 cfs 2.57 ft -8.15
Yadkin River At Elkin
USGS 02112250
891 cfs 2.03 ft -4.91
Yadkin River At Enon
USGS 02115360
1620 cfs 3.45 ft -2.99
Yadkin River At Yadkin College
USGS 02116500
1860 cfs 1.6 ft -1.06

Peak Annual Discharge

Yadkin River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Yadkin River Year Over Year Discharge


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