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Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Yalobusha River At Grenada reporting a streamflow rate of 344 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Yalobusha R And Topashaw C Ca At Calhoun City with a gauge stage of 16.39 ft. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the Yalobusha River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 253 ft, the Yalobusha R And Topashaw C Ca At Calhoun City.

The Yalobusha River is a 170-mile-long river in Mississippi that flows into the Yazoo River. It was named after the Choctaw word "Yaloobausha", meaning "tadpole place". The river played a significant role in the history of the area, serving as a major transportation route for goods and people during the 19th century. Today, the river is used for recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and swimming. The river's hydrology is affected by several reservoirs and dams, including the Enid Lake, the Grenada Lake, and the Sardis Lake. These reservoirs provide flood control, hydroelectric power, and water supply for irrigation and municipal use. The Yalobusha River basin is also home to several agricultural communities that rely on the river for irrigation and crop production.

July 20, 2024







Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Yalobusha R And Topashaw C Ca At Calhoun City
USGS 07282000
25 cfs 16.39 ft
Yalobusha River At Grenada
USGS 07285500
344 cfs 5.08 ft -26.02

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The Yalobusha River is a river, 165 miles (266 km) long, in north-central Mississippi in the United States. It is a principal tributary of the Yazoo River, via which it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River.
The name "Yalobusha" comes from the Choctaw word yalooboshi, meaning "little tadpole", from yalooba, "tadpole", and -ushi, "diminutive". The United States Board on Geographic Names settled on the river's name in 1892. According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known as "Yallabusha" and as the "Yellowbushy River."

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