The graph below shows how actual water releases from the Claytor Dam affect the past, current and projected water levels at the location listed below.
Normally, water released from the dam takes about 8 hours to arrive at Whitethorne Launch. The forecasted information is an estimate and is based on actual releases from the Claytor Dam. The graph does not show forecast water releases from the dam, but instead shows when a release that has occurred is expected to reach a destination downstream.
The graph does not reflect additional weather events or inflows from other tributaries that feed into the New River upstream from this location.
Current flow at Radford is 4952 cubic feet per second.
The National Weather Service also provides a forecast of water flows for this gauge.
Current flow at Glen Lyn is 6700 cubic feet per second.
Please see our map of key river locations downstream from Claytor Hydro.