River Gauge Data

 

Historic Gauge Data for the Little Tennessee River (CFS) at Needmore and Lake Fontana levels
Outdoorsman Triathlon Dates
YearCFS (Sat/Sun)Lake Fontana level (Sat/Sun)
19763631643.35
19775701659.72
1978331/3831649.84
19792550/23201678
1980414/4231648.12
1981252/2421651.06
1982Unavailable1660
1983Unavailable1648.53
1984359/3871653.41
1985368/3451626.14
1986150/1501632.15
1987314/3081660.71
1988256/2611651.91
1989845/6741681.74
1990526/8941619.59
1991728/7661681.03
1992642/6181689.1
1993291/3071658.79
1994925/10301687.25
1995492/4691631.26
19963890/45201680.46
1997727/6181669.15
1998255/2401659.7
1999146/1421665/1664
2000400/4501642/1641
2001425/4001676.6/1676.3
2002Relay only 1300Relay only 1679
2003771/8151680/1680
20041330/12201700/1696
2005636/6161689/1688
2006404/6231687/1687
2007188/1821646/1646
2008197/2041670
20091300/30001690
2010256/2911682/1681
2011581/3801684/1683
2012349/3691685/1685
2013574/5351690/1690
2014296/2911681/1681
2015561/3491683/1683
2016186/1831677/1676
2017374/3741686.5/1686
2018828/7131686/1685.5
2019275/3741681.8/1681.4
Notes: The Maze rapid section begins to become exposed when lake levels drop below 1690. The Narrows rapids are generally exposed once the lake level drops below 1670.
At lake levels below 1650, four sets of rapids are exposed below the Narrows.
At lake levels below 1640, the river extends beyond the Route 19 bridge.
For Fontana Lake level information go to http://Lakeinfo.tva.gov/ Then click on ‘Choose a Reservoir’ and then click on dropdown list and click on Fontana
For Little Tennessee stream guage information for the section of the Little T from Needmore down
go to http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nc/nwis/uv/?site_no=03503000&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060

LITTLE TENNESSEE RIVER AT NEEDMORE, NC

  • Flow: 1010 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 2.97 ft
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USGS