Streamflow and Lake Levels

Links to real-time and historical streamflow, river stage, and lake level information.

USGS Streamflow Data

The U.S. Geological Survey operates and maintains a network of nearly 200 real-time streamflow and lake-level gages across the State. SCDNR funds 42 gages, 26 of which are new monitoring stations currently being installed by the USGS. All 26 new gages are expected to be operational by July 2020. Data from these sites are used to support drought assessments, flood and emergency response actions, recreational activities, hydrologic modeling, and water planning activities in the State.

USGS Real-time Streamflow Data

Statewide Map of Current Streamflow Conditions

Other Sources for Lake Level Information

Current lake levels and other information for several South Carolina lakes are available at the following links or phone numbers.

Lake Murray (Dominion Energy)
Lake Murray Levels

Duke Energy Lakes
Bad Creek, Cedar Creek, Fishing Creek, Great Falls, Jocassee, Keowee, Wateree, Wylie
Duke Energy Lake Levels
This phone number does not provide actual water surface elevations; rather, it provides lake levels relative to the full pond level, which is assumed to be 100.0 feet. For example, if the level of Lake Wylie is given as 97.6 feet, the lake would be 2.4 feet below its level when full.

Savannah River Lakes – Army Corps of Engineers
Hartwell, Russell, Thurmond
Savannah River Lake Levels

Santee Cooper Lakes
Marion, Moultrie
Lake Marion Levels
Lake Moultrie Levels

Lake Greenwood
Lake Greenwood Levels

Lake Blalock
Lake Blalock Levels

Lake Bowen
Lake Bowen Levels