River Gauges

General River Gauges on the Internet

TVA Unregulated Stream flow

USGS Current Stream flow for Tennessee

USGS Current Stream flow for North Carolina

USGS Current Stream flow for Georgia

USGS Current Stream flow for West Virginia

Asheville Area Boating Beta – info on stream flows and release schedules

American Whitewater TN Gauges page

American Whitewater “What’s Running in TN” – if it has a gauge and it’s not here, it’s too low.

North Carolina


Cheoah at Bearpen Gap

Cheoah River Release Schedule

French Broad at Asheville

French Broad at Marshall

Nantahala River


Watauga at Sugar Grove


Big South Fork at Leatherwood Fd

Big South Fork at Stearns (USGS)

Clear Creek at Lilly Bridge

Clear Fork near Robbins

Daddy’s Creek near Hebbertsburg

Emory at Oakdale


Little Pigeon at Sevierville

Little River at Maryville

Little River at Townsend

New River at New River

Nolichucky at Embreeville

Obed River at Adams Bridge

Obed River near Lancing

Ocoee River, Lower Ocoee RELEASE SCHEDULE

Ocoee River, Olympic Section RELEASE SCHEDULE

Pigeon at Waterville

Tellico River


Conasauga at Eton

Chattooga at U.S. 76

Tallulah River Gorge


Russell Fork at Haysi

River Gauges by Telephone

(865) 632-2264 – TVA Lake and Rivers Gauge (Knoxville)

(865) 751-2264 – TVA Lake and Rivers Gauge (Chatanooga)

(800) 238-2264 – TVA Lake and Rivers Gauge (Out of Town)

(205) 942-1811 – Alabama (various rivers)

(800) 525-3711 – Alabama Power Co.

(800) 261-5033 – Big South Fork

(800) 899-4435 – Big Pigeon (Carolina Power & Light)

(800) 232-7238 – Chattooga River

(800) 829-5253 – Green River

(309) 529-2604 – Kentucky Corp of Engineers (various rivers)

(704) 321-4504 – Nantahala

(615) 346-6295 – Obed / Emory

(615) 338-1996 – Ocoee (TN Ocoee Development Agency)

(900) 288-8732 – Tellico and Little River in the Smokies (NOTE: There is a $2.00 charge for this call that helps to support the continued operation of the gauges.)

(704) 758-4257 – Wilson Creek

Release Notes

Pigeon River – Water is released from the dam Memorial Day thru Labor Day, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday: Noon – 6 p.m.