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Animas River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
 Upper Animas
Length: 25 or 28 miles
Class: IV+, V
800-3,000 cfs 290 cfs
2.43 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 ANIMAS RIVER BELOW SILVERTON, CO
gauge #: 179
 Lower Animas-Trimble Bridge to North Durango
Length: 11 miles
Class: I+
400-4,000 cfs 1270 cfs
3.61 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:30 ANIMAS RIVER AT DURANGO, CO
gauge #: 180
 Durango Town Run
Length: 5 miles
Class: III
400-4,000 cfs 1270 cfs
3.61 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:30 ANIMAS RIVER AT DURANGO, CO
gauge #: 180
 Lower Animas-High Bridge to Bondad Bridge
Length: 16 miles; shorter runs possible
Class: II
400-4,000 cfs 1270 cfs
3.61 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:30 ANIMAS RIVER AT DURANGO, CO
gauge #: 180
 
Arkansas River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 118 cfs
3.41 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 ARKANSAS RIVER BELOW EMPIRE GULCH NEAR MALTA, CO
gauge #: 814
not available 41 cfs
4.65 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:15 ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR LEADVILLE, CO
gauge #: 815
not available 19.4 cfs 10/27/08 @ 15:30 CLEAR CREEK ABOVE CLEAR CREEK RESERVOIR (CCACCRCO)
gauge #: 848
not available 20.4 cfs 10/27/08 @ 21:15 CLEAR CREEK BELOW CLEAR CREEK RESERVOIR (CCBCCRCO)
gauge #: 849
not available 21 cfs
2.64 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:15 EF ARKANSAS R AT US HIGHWAY 24, NR LEADVILLE, CO.
gauge #: 816
not available 16.3 cfs 10/29/08 @ 15:15 GRAPE CREEK NEAR WESTCLIFFE (GRAWESCO)
gauge #: 851
not available 20 cfs
1.72 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:30 HALFMOON CREEK NEAR MALTA, CO
gauge #: 817
not available 24.6 cfs 10/27/08 @ 16:30 LAKE CREEK ABOVE TWIN LAKES RESERVOIR (LAKATLCO)
gauge #: 852
not available 30.4 cfs 10/29/08 @ 15:30 LAKE CREEK BELOW TWIN LAKES RESERVOIR (LAKBTLCO)
gauge #: 853
 Granite Gorge
Length: 5.5 miles
Class: III-V
119 cfs 10/29/08 @ 15:30 ARKGRNCO -- ARKANSAS RIVER AT GRANITE
gauge #: 803
 The Numbers
Length: 5 miles
Class: Class III+ < 1000cfs
Class IV: 1000 cfs to 22
700 - 3,000 cfs 335 cfs
4.07 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 ARKANSAS RIVER BELOW GRANITE, CO
gauge #: 118
 Narrows-Frog Rock
Length: 7 miles
Class: Class III < 2200 cfs
Class IV > 2200 cfs
700-4,500 cfs 335 cfs
4.07 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 ARKANSAS RIVER BELOW GRANITE, CO
gauge #: 118
 Buena Vista Whitewater Park
Length: 1 Mile
Class:
300-2000 cfs 534 cfs
4.35 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR NATHROP, CO
gauge #: 119
 Buena Vista Town Run
Length: 2.5 miles
Class: III
700-4,500 cfs 534 cfs
4.35 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR NATHROP, CO
gauge #: 119
 Milk Run
Length: 6 miles
Class: II
700-4,500 cfs 335 cfs
4.07 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 ARKANSAS RIVER BELOW GRANITE, CO
gauge #: 118
 Browns Canyon
Length: 12 miles
Class: III-IV
700 - 4500 cfs
The flows usually peak between the 1st and 3rd week of June at somewhere between 2000 cfs and ...(more)
534 cfs
4.35 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR NATHROP, CO
gauge #: 119
 Salida West
Length: 9.3 miles
Class: II, III
200 - 3000 cfs 534 cfs
4.35 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR NATHROP, CO
gauge #: 119
 Salida East
Length: 9.4 miles
Class: II, III
534 cfs
4.35 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR NATHROP, CO
gauge #: 119
 Salida Whitewater Park
Length: .25 mile
Class:

The upper hole is good at almost all levels. It gets pretty rowdy at around 2000 cfs and gets ...(more)
534 cfs
4.35 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR NATHROP, CO
gauge #: 119
 Rincon to Pinnacle Rock
Length: 27.9 miles
Class: II, III
739 cfs
3.26 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 ARKANSAS RIVER AT PARKDALE, CO.
gauge #: 120
 Pinnacle Rock to Parkdale
Length: 7.7 miles
Class: III-IV
400 - 3500 cfs 739 cfs
3.26 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 ARKANSAS RIVER AT PARKDALE, CO.
gauge #: 120
 Royal Gorge
Length: 11.5 miles
Class: III-IV
700 - 3000 cfs 739 cfs
3.26 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 ARKANSAS RIVER AT PARKDALE, CO.
gauge #: 120
 
Blue River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 28 cfs
0.96 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 BLUE RIVER AT BLUE RIVER, CO.
gauge #: 123
not available 55 cfs
2.09 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 TENMILE CREEK BL NORTH TENMILE C, AT FRISCO, CO.
gauge #: 124
 Boulder Canyon
Length: 3 miles
Class: III+ < 600 cfs
IV- > 600 cfs
400 to 2,000 cfs 104 cfs
1.07 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:15 BLUE RIVER BELOW DILLON, CO.
gauge #: 125
 Green Mountain Canyon
Length: 4 miles
Class: III
400 to 2,000 cfs 747 cfs
5.58 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 BLUE RIVER BELOW GREEN MOUNTAIN RESERVOIR, CO
gauge #: 126
 
Cache La Poudre River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 11 cfs
7.1 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 NORTH FORK CACHE LA POUDRE RIVER AT LIVERMORE, CO
gauge #: 117
not available 17.8 cfs 10/27/08 @ 21:30 NORTH FORK CACHE LA POUDRE RIVER BELOW SEAMAN RESERVOIR (CLANSECO)
gauge #: 850
 Spencer Heights
Length: 2.4 miles
Class: V, portage
650-1300 cfs (3.0-4.0 ft on Pine View Gauge)
This section is not recommended below 3 feet...(more)
280 cfs 8/26/13 @ 10:45 CLAFTCCO -- CACHE LA POUDRE AT CANYON MOUTH NEAR FORT COLLINS
gauge #: 782
 Sleeping Elephant
Length: 5.0 miles
Class: II+, III
650-2250 cfs (3.0-5.0 ft on Pine View Gauge) 280 cfs 8/26/13 @ 10:45 CLAFTCCO -- CACHE LA POUDRE AT CANYON MOUTH NEAR FORT COLLINS
gauge #: 782
 Fish Hatchery
Length: 2.5 miles
Class: III, IV
650-2250 cfs (3.0-5.0 ft on Pine View Gauge) 280 cfs 8/26/13 @ 10:45 CLAFTCCO -- CACHE LA POUDRE AT CANYON MOUTH NEAR FORT COLLINS
gauge #: 782
 White Mile Run
Length: 9.5 miles
Class: III to IV
650-2250 cfs (3.0-5.0 ft on Pine View Gauge) 280 cfs 8/26/13 @ 10:45 CLAFTCCO -- CACHE LA POUDRE AT CANYON MOUTH NEAR FORT COLLINS
gauge #: 782
 Grandpa's Gorge
Length: 8 miles
Class: III-IV
650-2250 cfs (3.0-5.0 ft on Pine View Gauge) 280 cfs 8/26/13 @ 10:45 CLAFTCCO -- CACHE LA POUDRE AT CANYON MOUTH NEAR FORT COLLINS
gauge #: 782
 The Narrows
Length: 3.4 miles
Class: IV-V+
350-1800 cfs (2.0 - 4.5 ft on Pine View Rock) 280 cfs 8/26/13 @ 10:45 CLAFTCCO -- CACHE LA POUDRE AT CANYON MOUTH NEAR FORT COLLINS
gauge #: 782
 Upper Mishawaka
Length: 3.5 miles
Class: III-IV
350-1800 cfs (2.0 - 4.5 ft on Pine View Rock) 280 cfs 8/26/13 @ 10:45 CLAFTCCO -- CACHE LA POUDRE AT CANYON MOUTH NEAR FORT COLLINS
gauge #: 782
 Lower Mishawaka
Length: 3.2 miles
Class: III
350-1800 cfs (2.0 - 4.5 ft on Pine View Rock) 280 cfs 8/26/13 @ 10:45 CLAFTCCO -- CACHE LA POUDRE AT CANYON MOUTH NEAR FORT COLLINS
gauge #: 782
 Poudre Park
Length: 2.8 miles
Class: IV
350-1800 cfs (2.0 - 4.5 ft on Pine View Rock) 280 cfs 8/26/13 @ 10:45 CLAFTCCO -- CACHE LA POUDRE AT CANYON MOUTH NEAR FORT COLLINS
gauge #: 782
 Bridges
Length: 2 miles
Class: III+
350-1800 cfs (2.0 - 4.5 ft on Pine View Rock) 280 cfs 8/26/13 @ 10:45 CLAFTCCO -- CACHE LA POUDRE AT CANYON MOUTH NEAR FORT COLLINS
gauge #: 782
 Filter Plant
Length: 3 miles
Class: II-III
700-2,000 cfs 280 cfs 8/26/13 @ 10:45 CLAFTCCO -- CACHE LA POUDRE AT CANYON MOUTH NEAR FORT COLLINS
gauge #: 782
 
Clear Creek Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
 Lawson
Length: 2 miles
Class: IV
350+ cfs
This section is class IV- < 600 cfs, class IV between 600 and 1,000 cfs, and class IV+ >1,000 ...(more)
91 cfs
3.04 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 CLEAR CREEK NEAR LAWSON, CO
gauge #: 114
 Dumont to Idaho Springs
Length: 5.5 miles
Class: IV- to IV+
600 - 1,500 cfs
This section is class IV- < 600 cfs, class IV between 600 and 1,000 cfs, and class IV+ >1,000 ...(more)
91 cfs
3.04 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 CLEAR CREEK NEAR LAWSON, CO
gauge #: 114
 Chicago Creek to Kermits
Length: 6 miles
Class: II, III
91 cfs
3.04 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 CLEAR CREEK NEAR LAWSON, CO
gauge #: 114
 Upper Clear Creek (Advanced Canyon)
Length: 3.6 miles
Class: IV
400 to 800 cfs
This section is class IV- < 600 cfs, and class IV > 600 cfs...(more)
129 cfs
4.24 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 CLEAR CREEK AT GOLDEN, CO
gauge #: 115
 Black Rock
Length: 5.5 miles
Class: V (400-900 cfs)

V+ > 900 cfs
400-900 cfs

At flows from 400 - 900 cfs this section is class V- with class V+ Rigormortis, flows above 900 c...(more)

129 cfs
4.24 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 CLEAR CREEK AT GOLDEN, CO
gauge #: 115
 Lower Clear Creek
Length: 5.7 miles
Class: IV (400-900 cfs)
400-900 cfs 129 cfs
4.24 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 CLEAR CREEK AT GOLDEN, CO
gauge #: 115
 Golden Whitewater Park
Length: .5 miles
Class:
129 cfs
4.24 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 CLEAR CREEK AT GOLDEN, CO
gauge #: 115
 
Colorado River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 3410 cfs
5.3 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 COLORADO RIVER NEAR CAMEO, CO.
gauge #: 142
not available 97 cfs
3.21 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:15 FRASER RIVER BLW CROOKED CR AT TABERNASH CO
gauge #: 121
 Byers Canyon
Length: 2.6 miles
Class: IV 400-2000 cfs, V- above 2000 cfs
400-2000 315 cfs
3.66 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:15 COLORADO RIVER AT WINDY GAP, NEAR GRANBY, CO.
gauge #: 122
 Gore Canyon
Length: 9.2 miles (3.9 miles of flat)
Class: V
800 cfs - 1500 cfs 1420 cfs
6.43 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:15 COLORADO RIVER NEAR KREMMLING, CO
gauge #: 127
 Upper Colorado
Length: 15 miles
Class: II+
800 cfs - 10,000 cfs 1420 cfs
6.43 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:15 COLORADO RIVER NEAR KREMMLING, CO
gauge #: 127
 State Bridge to Dotsero
Length: 45 miles
Class: II+
800-10,000 cfs 1420 cfs
6.43 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:15 COLORADO RIVER NEAR KREMMLING, CO
gauge #: 127
 Barrel Springs
Length: 2.2 miles
Class: Class IV+ < 2000 cfs

Class V, 2000-6000 cf
1500-6000 cfs 3020 cfs
4.91 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:15 COLORADO RIVER BELOW GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO
gauge #: 141
 Burns Rodeo Hole
Length: 100 yards
Class:
800 - 1,500 cfs

In higher levels this hole becomes very retentive, strong boaters will have no problem but weaker...(more)

1420 cfs
6.43 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:15 COLORADO RIVER NEAR KREMMLING, CO
gauge #: 127
 Shoshone to Grizzly Creek
Length: 2 miles
Class: Class III
800-10,000 cfs 2090 cfs
3.46 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 COLORADO RIVER NEAR DOTSERO, CO
gauge #: 135
 Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park
Length: 1 mile
Class:

GlenwoodWhitewaterPark.org...(more)
3020 cfs
4.91 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:15 COLORADO RIVER BELOW GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO
gauge #: 141
 Grizzly Creek to New Castle
Length: 19 miles
Class: II+
800-10,000 cfs 2090 cfs
3.46 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 COLORADO RIVER NEAR DOTSERO, CO
gauge #: 135
 Tributary - Piney River
Length: 19 miles
Class: V+ to VI-
600 cfs
Flows are dependant on current snowpack...(more)
34 cfs
3.02 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:15 PINEY RIVER NEAR STATE BRIDGE, CO
gauge #: 128
 Tributary - Plateau Creek
Length: 8.3 miles
Class: III, IV-
Above 300 cfs 107 cfs
2.68 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 PLATEAU CREEK NEAR CAMEO, CO
gauge #: 143
 Ruby & Horsethief Canyon
Length: 25 miles
Class: I, II
2,000 - 20,000 cfs
At high water the water can become very swift and boily.

...(more)
4800 cfs
4.49 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 COLORADO RIVER NEAR COLORADO-UTAH STATE LINE
gauge #: 159
 Tributary - Plateau Creek
Length: 8.3 miles
Class: III
107 cfs
2.68 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 PLATEAU CREEK NEAR CAMEO, CO
gauge #: 143
 Westwater Canyon
Length: 17.2 miles
Class: III
2,000-20,000 cfs 4800 cfs
4.49 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 COLORADO RIVER NEAR COLORADO-UTAH STATE LINE
gauge #: 159
 
Crystal River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available n/a 2/3/11 @ 15:00 CRYSTAL RIVER BELOW CARBONDALE, CO.
gauge #: 139
 Crystal Mill Falls to Gorge
Length: 3 miles
Class: III, IV, V
Above 1,000 cfs
Flows for the Crystal River are dependent on current snowpack...(more)
152 cfs
1.24 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 CRYSTAL RIVER ABV AVALANCHE CRK, NEAR REDSTONE, CO
gauge #: 138
 Crystal Gorge
Length: 1.8 miles
Class: V+
150-300 cfs
Dont run this section when the section above is running...(more)
152 cfs
1.24 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 CRYSTAL RIVER ABV AVALANCHE CRK, NEAR REDSTONE, CO
gauge #: 138
 Bogan Flats
Length: 4.6 miles
Class: IV
500 to 1100 cfs 152 cfs
1.24 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 CRYSTAL RIVER ABV AVALANCHE CRK, NEAR REDSTONE, CO
gauge #: 138
 Bogan Flats to Redstone
Length: 8 miles
Class: IV
600 to 2,000 cfs 152 cfs
1.24 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 CRYSTAL RIVER ABV AVALANCHE CRK, NEAR REDSTONE, CO
gauge #: 138
 Meatgrinder
Length: 2 miles
Class: V+
500 to 1100 cfs 152 cfs
1.24 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 CRYSTAL RIVER ABV AVALANCHE CRK, NEAR REDSTONE, CO
gauge #: 138
 Narrows
Length: 2.1 miles
Class: IV+, 500 to 1100 cfs

V > 1100 cfs
500 to 2,000 cfs
Flows for this stretch are dependant on current snowpack...(more)
152 cfs
1.24 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 CRYSTAL RIVER ABV AVALANCHE CRK, NEAR REDSTONE, CO
gauge #: 138
 Avalanche-BRB
Length: 4.8 miles
Class: III
500-2000 cfs
Flows in this river are dependant on current snowpack...(more)
152 cfs
1.24 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 CRYSTAL RIVER ABV AVALANCHE CRK, NEAR REDSTONE, CO
gauge #: 138
 
Dolores River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 344 cfs
3.03 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 DOLORES RIVER AT DOLORES, CO.
gauge #: 160
not available 301 cfs
3.48 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:15 SAN MIGUEL RIVER AT URAVAN, CO.
gauge #: 164
 Dolores Canyon
Length: 47 miles
Class: III
1,000-4,000 cfs 15.6 cfs 8/26/13 @ 10:45 DOLBMCCO -- DOLORES RIVER BELOW MCPHEE RESERVOIR
gauge #: 784
 Little Glen and Slick Rock Canyon
Length: 50 miles
Class: III-
1,000-4,000 cfs 37 cfs
4.06 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 DOLORES RIVER NEAR SLICK ROCK, CO
gauge #: 161
 Paradox and Mesa Canyon
Length: 45 miles
Class: III, II
1,000-4,000 cfs 27 cfs
1.09 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 DOLORES RIVER AT BEDROCK, CO
gauge #: 162
 Gateway Canyon
Length: 33 miles
Class: II+
1,000-4,000 cfs 27 cfs
1.09 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 DOLORES RIVER AT BEDROCK, CO
gauge #: 162
 Tributary - San Miguel, Ledges
Length: 5.2 miles
Class: III @ 900 cfs
900 cfs
Flows on this river are dependant on current snowpack...(more)
322 cfs
2.74 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:05 SAN MIGUEL RIVER NEAR PLACERVILLE, CO
gauge #: 163
 Tributary - San Miguel, Norwood Canyon
Length: 16 miles
Class: III
1,250 cfs
Flows on this river are dependant on current snowpack...(more)
322 cfs
2.74 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:05 SAN MIGUEL RIVER NEAR PLACERVILLE, CO
gauge #: 163
 Tributary - San Miguel, Sawpit
Length: 7.3 miles
Class: III > 800 cfs
800 cfs
Flows on this river are dependant on current snowpack...(more)
322 cfs
2.74 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:05 SAN MIGUEL RIVER NEAR PLACERVILLE, CO
gauge #: 163
 
Eagle River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 400 cfs
4.61 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:15 EAGLE RIVER BELOW GYPSUM, CO.
gauge #: 134
 Tributary - Homestake Creek
Length: .25 miile
Class: V

This creek is dependant on current snowpack. On warm days this section is changed due to high elevat...(more)
22 cfs
4.14 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 HOMESTAKE CREEK AT GOLD PARK, CO.
gauge #: 130
 Gilman Gorge
Length: 4 miles
Class: IV-V
300 to 500 cfs
This section is class IV+/V below 400 cfs and class V-/V at flows above 400 cfs. Flows for this rive...(more)
16 cfs
3.02 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 EAGLE RIVER AT RED CLIFF, CO.
gauge #: 129
 Gore Creek
Length: 9.2 miles
Class: III, IV
800 cfs
Flows for this section are dependant on current snowpack ...(more)
55 cfs
5.49 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:15 GORE CREEK AT MOUTH NEAR MINTURN, CO
gauge #: 132
 Dowd Chutes
Length: 7 miles
Class: IV
750 to 3,000 cfs
Flows for this river are dependant on current snowpack...(more)
170 cfs
3.44 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:30 EAGLE R BLW WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT AT AVON, CO
gauge #: 133
 Upper Eagle
Length: 7 miles
Class: III
1,000 - 3,000 cfs
Flows for this section are dependant on current snowpack ...(more)
170 cfs
3.44 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:30 EAGLE R BLW WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT AT AVON, CO
gauge #: 133
 Lower Eagle
Length: 17.4 miles
Class: II, III
700 - 5,000 cfs
Flows for this section are dependant on current snowpack ...(more)
69 cfs
3.03 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:15 EAGLE RIVER NEAR MINTURN, CO
gauge #: 131
 
Gunnison River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 197 cfs
2.99 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:15 EAST RIVER AT ALMONT, CO
gauge #: 148
not available 865 cfs
1.89 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:15 GUNNISON RIVER AT DELTA, CO
gauge #: 154
 Upper East
Length: 0.9 mile
Class: V- @ 600 cfs
600 cfs

Flows for this section of river are dependant on current snowpack.

...(more)
185 cfs
1.48 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:15 EAST RIVER BELOW CEMENT CREEK NR CRESTED BUTTE, CO
gauge #: 147
 Ouray to KOA campground
Length: 2.2 miles
Class: III, IV, V+
688 cfs
4.77 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:15 UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER AT DELTA, CO
gauge #: 157
 Town Run
Length: 4.5 miles
Class: II, III
118 cfs
2.34 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER NEAR RIDGWAY, CO.
gauge #: 155
 Tributary - Slate River
Length: 2 miles
Class: V- @ 400 cfs
400 cfs

Flows for this section of river are dependant on current snowpack.

...(more)
89 cfs 10/13/06 @ 6:00 SLATE RIVER NEAR CRESTED BUTTE, CO.
gauge #: 146
 Lower Narrow Canyon
Length: 15 miles
Class: II, III+
53 cfs
1.92 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER BELOW RIDGWAY RESERVOIR, CO
gauge #: 156
 Oh-Be-Joyful
Length: 1 mile
Class: V
400 - 2,000 cfs

There is no gauge for this creek. Flows for this section of river are dependant on current snowpa...(more)

89 cfs 10/13/06 @ 6:00 SLATE RIVER NEAR CRESTED BUTTE, CO.
gauge #: 146
 Tributary - Taylor River, Taylor Canyon
Length: 5.2 miles
Class: III+
800 - 1,200 cfs
This section rarely runs over 1,000 cfs, when it does there is a great selection for play boaters...(more)
233 cfs
4.15 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 TAYLOR RIVER BELOW TAYLOR PARK RESERVOIR, CO.
gauge #: 144
 Tributary - Taylor River, Lower Taylor
Length: 7.5 miles
Class: II, III
800 - 1,200 cfs
This section rarely runs over 1,000 cfs, when it does there is a great selection for play boaters...(more)
332 cfs
2.22 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:15 TAYLOR RIVER AT ALMONT, CO.
gauge #: 145
 Gunny Town Run
Length: 8.6 miles
Class: II, III
350 - 6,000 cfs
Runs highest during peak runoff. Optimum flow for the play park is around 650 cfs....(more)
603 cfs
1.68 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:15 GUNNISON RIVER NEAR GUNNISON, CO.
gauge #: 149
 Tributary - Henson Creek, Lake Fork Box
Length: 11 miles
Class: II, III

Flows for this section of river are dependant on current snowpack.

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139 cfs
1.78 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 LAKE FORK AT GATEVIEW, CO.
gauge #: 150
 Tributary - Lake Fork, Gate Campground
Length: 7 miles
Class: II
> 700 cfs
Flows for this section of river are dependant on current snowpack. ...(more)
139 cfs
1.78 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 LAKE FORK AT GATEVIEW, CO.
gauge #: 150
 Tributary - Lake Fork, Red Bridge Campground
Length: 4.5 miles
Class: III to IV @ 400 - 1,000 cfs, IV to V- @ > 1,000 cfs
> 400 cfs
Flows for this section of river are dependant on current snowpack. ...(more)
139 cfs
1.78 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 LAKE FORK AT GATEVIEW, CO.
gauge #: 150
 Tributary - Big Cimarron, Big Cimarron Campground
Length: 10.2 milies
Class: V < 500 cfs, V+ > 500 cfs
500 - 700 cfs

Flows on this river are dependant on current snowpack. Catch this section when Silver Jack Dam is...(more)

29 cfs
1.26 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:15 CIMARRON RIVER NEAR CIMARRON, CO
gauge #: 151
 Tributary - Big Cimarron, Lower Cimarron
Length: 1 mile
Class: V
> 300 cfs

Flows on this river are dependant on current snowpack. Catch this section when Silver Jack Dam is...(more)

29 cfs
1.26 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:15 CIMARRON RIVER NEAR CIMARRON, CO
gauge #: 151
 Gunnison Gorge
Length: 13.4 miles
Class: III+
800 - 4000 cfs 431 cfs
2.16 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 GUNNISON RIVER BELOW GUNNISON TUNNEL, CO
gauge #: 152
 Black Canyon
Length: 27.7 miles
Class: V
500 - 2,200 cfs

Low - 500-700 cfs, Medium - 700-1,000 cfs, Medium-High - 1,000-1,250 cfs, High - 1,250-1,600 cfs,...(more)

431 cfs
2.16 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 GUNNISON RIVER BELOW GUNNISON TUNNEL, CO
gauge #: 152
 Tributary - Anthracite Creek, Ruby Fork
Length: 11 miles
Class: V+
600 - 1,000 cfs
There is no gauge for this creek. Subtract the Muddy Creek below Paonia Reservoir Flow from the Nort...(more)
245 cfs
2.06 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:15 NORTH FORK GUNNISON RIVER NEAR SOMERSET, CO.
gauge #: 153
 North Fork Gunnison
Length: 8.8 miles
Class: III < 2,000 cfs, IV- > 2,000 cfs
> 300 cfs

Flow on this strecth of river are dependant on current snowpack

...(more)
245 cfs
2.06 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:15 NORTH FORK GUNNISON RIVER NEAR SOMERSET, CO.
gauge #: 153
 Uncompahgre
Length: 2.2 miles
Class: V < 900 cfs, V+ > 900 cfs
< 1,000 cfs
A good level for this section of river is just below 900 cfs. When flows are in excess of 1,000 cfs ...(more)
118 cfs
2.34 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER NEAR RIDGWAY, CO.
gauge #: 155
 Dominguez Canyon
Length: 17 miles;
Class: II-
700 - 10,000 cfs 1770 cfs
3.57 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:30 GUNNISON RIVER NEAR GRAND JUNCTION, CO.
gauge #: 158
 Escalante to Whitewater
Length: 26 miles
Class: II, III-

Flows are dependant on current snowpack, this section is also regulated by dam releases...(more)
1770 cfs
3.57 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:30 GUNNISON RIVER NEAR GRAND JUNCTION, CO.
gauge #: 158
 
North Platte River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
 Northgate Canyon
Length: 10 miles
Class: III+
1,000 to 4,000 cfs 263 cfs
2.76 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 NORTH PLATTE RIVER NEAR NORTHGATE, CO
gauge #: 112
 Lower Northgate Canyon
Length: 9 miles
Class: II
1,000 to 4,000 cfs 263 cfs
2.76 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 NORTH PLATTE RIVER NEAR NORTHGATE, CO
gauge #: 112
 Pickaroon Campground to Sanger Bridge
Length: 12 miles
Class: I
1,000 to 4,000 cfs 263 cfs
2.76 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 NORTH PLATTE RIVER NEAR NORTHGATE, CO
gauge #: 112
 Bennett Peak Campground to Saratoga
Length: 24 miles
Class: I
1,000 to 4,000 cfs 263 cfs
2.76 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 NORTH PLATTE RIVER NEAR NORTHGATE, CO
gauge #: 112
 
Piedra River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 509 cfs
2.09 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:15 PIEDRA RIVER NEAR ARBOLES, CO.
gauge #: 176
 
Rio Grande River (CO) Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 87.5 cfs 11/4/08 @ 17:00 RIOLOBCO -- RIO GRANDE RIVER NEAR LOBATOS
gauge #: 794
 
Roaring Fork River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 242 cfs
1.98 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:15 FRYINGPAN RIVER NEAR RUEDI, CO.
gauge #: 136
not available 528 cfs
5.69 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 ROARING FORK RIVER NEAR EMMA, CO
gauge #: 137
 Slaughterhouse
Length: 5 miles
Class: IV-V
600 to 3700 cfs 157 cfs 11/5/08 @ 8:00 ROABMCCO -- ROARING FORK RIVER BELOW MAROON CREEK NEAR ASPEN
gauge #: 795
 Upper Woody Creek
Length: 3.8 miles
Class: III-IV
500 to 2,000 cfs 157 cfs 11/5/08 @ 8:00 ROABMCCO -- ROARING FORK RIVER BELOW MAROON CREEK NEAR ASPEN
gauge #: 795
 Lower Woody Creek-Toothache
Length: 6.2 miles
Class: III-IV
500 to 2,000 cfs 157 cfs 11/5/08 @ 8:00 ROABMCCO -- ROARING FORK RIVER BELOW MAROON CREEK NEAR ASPEN
gauge #: 795
 Basalt to Carbondale
Length: 13 miles
Class: III
1,000 to 4,000 cfs 1040 cfs
3.37 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:30 ROARING FORK RIVER AT GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO.
gauge #: 140
 Cemetery Run
Length: 6 miles
Class: II-III
1,000 to 4,000 cfs 1040 cfs
3.37 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:30 ROARING FORK RIVER AT GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO.
gauge #: 140
 
San Juan River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available n/a @ EF SAN JUAN R AB SAND CREEK, NR PAGOSA SPGS, CO.
gauge #: 174
not available 149 cfs
1.58 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:30 MINERAL CREEK AT SILVERTON, CO
gauge #: 178
not available 357 cfs
2.23 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 VALLECITO CREEK NEAR BAYFIELD, CO.
gauge #: 177
 Mesa Canyon
Length: 14 miles
Class: III
500-2,500 cfs 180 cfs
4.21 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 SAN JUAN RIVER AT PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO
gauge #: 175
 
South Platte River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 31 cfs
4.63 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:15 BOULDER CREEK AT NORTH 75TH ST. NEAR BOULDER, CO
gauge #: 116
not available 113 cfs 10/27/08 @ 21:30 PLABAICO -- NORTH FORK SOUTH PLATTE RIVER AT BAILEY
gauge #: 836
not available 52.5 cfs 10/26/08 @ 18:00 PLACHECO -- SOUTH PLATTE RIVER BELOW CHEESMAN RESERVOIR
gauge #: 834
not available 134 cfs 11/5/08 @ 8:15 PLADENCO -- SOUTH PLATTE RIVER AT DENVER
gauge #: 789
not available 71.3 cfs 11/5/08 @ 8:15 PLAGEOCO -- SOUTH PLATTE RIVER NEAR LAKE GEORGE
gauge #: 790
not available 260 cfs 11/5/08 @ 8:30 PLAHENCO -- SOUTH PLATTE RIVER AT HENDERSON
gauge #: 792
not available 275 cfs 10/27/08 @ 21:00 PLASPLCO -- SOUTH PLATTE RIVER AT SOUTH PLATTE
gauge #: 835
not available 69 cfs
10.93 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 SOUTH PLATTE RIVER BELOW UNION AVE, AT ENGLEWOOD,C
gauge #: 113
 South Fork-Deckers to Confluence
Length: 15 miles
Class: II-III
300-800 cfs 52.5 cfs 11/5/08 @ 8:00 PLACHECO -- SOUTH PLATTE RIVER BELOW CHEESMAN RESERVOIR
gauge #: 788
 Waterton Canyon
Length: 1.3 miles
Class: III+ to IV
300-1200 cfs 269 cfs 11/5/08 @ 8:00 PLASPLCO -- SOUTH PLATTE RIVER AT SOUTH PLATTE
gauge #: 793
 
South Platte River-North Fork Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 140 cfs 11/5/08 @ 8:30 PLAGRACO -- NORTH FORK SOUTH PLATTE RIVER AT GRANT
gauge #: 791
 Buffalo Creek to Confluence
Length: 11 miles
Class: III
300-800 cfs 139 cfs 11/5/08 @ 7:15 PLABAICO -- NORTH FORK SOUTH PLATTE RIVER AT BAILEY
gauge #: 787
 
White River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available n/a 1/1/12 @ 0:00 WHITE RIV AB CROOKED WASH NR WHITE RIVER CITY, CO
gauge #: 984
not available 373 cfs
2.24 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:15 WHITE RIVER ABOVE COAL CREEK NEAR MEEKER, CO
gauge #: 981
not available 542 cfs
3.12 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 WHITE RIVER BELOW BOISE CREEK, NEAR RANGELY, CO.
gauge #: 985
not available 526 cfs
5.08 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:30 WHITE RIVER BELOW MEEKER, CO
gauge #: 983
not available n/a 12/31/11 @ 23:45 WHITE RIVER BELOW NORTH ELK CREEK NEAR BUFORD, CO
gauge #: 980
not available 436 cfs
2.75 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:00 WHITE RIVER NEAR MEEKER, CO.
gauge #: 982
 
Yampa River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 1380 cfs 6/13/06 @ 13:15 ELK RIVER AT CLARK, CO
gauge #: 167
not available 19 cfs
0.72 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:45 FISH CR AT UPPER STA NR STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO
gauge #: 165
not available 526 cfs
5.08 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:30 WHITE RIVER BELOW MEEKER, CO
gauge #: 173
not available n/a @ YAMPA RIVER ABV. LITTLE SNAKE R. NR. MAYBELL, CO
gauge #: 170
not available 294 cfs
1.47 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:15 YAMPA RIVER BELOW CRAIG, CO.
gauge #: 168
 Town Run & Whitewater Park
Length: 2 miles
Class: I, II
187 cfs
1.58 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:15 YAMPA RIVER AT STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO
gauge #: 166
 Cross Mountain Gorge
Length: 4 miles
Class: IV-V
800-5,000 cfs 314 cfs
2.04 feet
9/23/14 @ 19:15 YAMPA RIVER NEAR MAYBELL, CO
gauge #: 169
 Lower Yampa Canyon
Length: 71 miles; 46 miles on Yampa, 25 miles on Green
Class: III
800-10,000 cfs 383 cfs
2.54 feet
9/23/14 @ 18:15 YAMPA RIVER AT DEERLODGE PARK, CO
gauge #: 172
 

Other Colorado River Flows

Station Name  Current Flow   Gage Height   Last Updated
(Local Time)
 
BCRMORCO -- BEAR CREEK AT MORRISON  46.8 cfs   n/a   9/23/14 @ 19:45  
BOCBGRCO -- SOUTH BOULDER CREEK BELOW GROSS RESERVOIR  110 cfs   n/a   9/23/14 @ 19:15  
BOCELSCO -- SOUTH BOULDER CREEK NEAR ELDORADO SPRINGS  23 cfs   n/a   9/23/14 @ 19:15  
BOCMIDCO -- MIDDLE BOULDER CREEK AT NEDERLAND  44.2 cfs   n/a   9/23/14 @ 19:15  
BOCOROCO -- BOULDER CREEK NEAR ORODELL  45.7 cfs   n/a   9/23/14 @ 19:15  
BOCPINCO -- SOUTH BOULDER CREEK ABOVE GROSS RESERVOIR AT PINECLIFFE  54.7 cfs   n/a   9/23/14 @ 19:45  
BRKRESCO -- NORTH SAINT VRAIN CREEK ABOVE BUTTONROCK RESERVOIR  41.7 cfs   n/a   8/26/13 @ 10:15  
BTBLESCO -- BIG THOMPSON RIVER BELOW LAKE ESTES  69.3 cfs   n/a   8/26/13 @ 10:15  
BTNFDRCO -- NORTH FORK BIG THOMPSON RIVER AT DRAKE  16.4 cfs   n/a   8/26/13 @ 10:30  
CONPLACO -- CONEJOS RIVER BELOW PLATORO RESERVOIR  165 cfs   n/a   8/26/13 @ 10:15  
FRYTHOCO -- FRYINGPAN RIVER NEAR THOMASVILLE  49.3 cfs   n/a   8/26/13 @ 10:30  
LITTLE SNAKE RIVER NEAR LILY, CO  73 cfs   1.27 feet   9/23/14 @ 18:15  
LYODIVCO -- TOWN OF LYON'S DIVERSION  8.35 cfs   n/a   11/21/08 @ 22:45  
PURGATOIRE RIVER NEAR LAS ANIMAS, CO  51 cfs   3.4 feet   9/23/14 @ 19:15  
SVCLYOCO -- SAINT VRAIN CREEK AT LYONS, CO  21.8 cfs   n/a   11/5/08 @ 8:15  
SVCPLACO -- SAINT VRAIN CREEK AT MOUTH NEAR PLATTEVILLE, CO  128 cfs   n/a   11/5/08 @ 7:30  
WILBSLCO -- WILLOW CREEK BELOW STEAMBOAT LAKE  17.2 cfs   n/a   10/27/08 @ 8:45