Agua Fria River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Agua Fria River Levels

June 15 2024

2 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-1.91 cfs (-69.71%) since yesterday
49.38% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Agua Fria River was last observed at 1 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 2 acre-ft of water today; about 49% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 2 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2023-03-22 when daily discharge volume was observed at 9,485 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Agua Fria River Near Humboldt reporting a streamflow rate of 0.83 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Agua Fria River Near Rock Springs with a gauge stage of 2.56 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Agua Fria River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 4,381 ft, the Agua Fria River Near Humboldt.

Last Updated 2024-06-15
Streamflow 0.83 cfs
Percent of Normal 49.38%
Maximum 9,485.0 cfs
2023-03-22

About the agua fria river


The Agua Fria River is a tributary of the Gila River in Arizona that stretches for approximately 120 miles. Historically, the river was a vital source of water for the indigenous communities who lived along its banks. Today, the Agua Fria River is used primarily for agricultural purposes, including irrigation and grazing. There are several reservoirs and dams along the river, including the Horseshoe Dam and the Bartlett Dam. These structures help regulate the flow of the river and provide water for nearby communities. Recreational activities such as fishing, kayaking, and hiking are popular along the river, particularly in the Agua Fria National Monument, which is home to a diverse array of wildlife and plant species.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Agua Fria River Near Humboldt
USGS 09512450
1 cfs 0.02 ft -69.71
Agua Fria River Near Mayer
USGS 09512500
0 cfs 2.39 ft -31.37
Agua Fria River Near Rock Springs
USGS 09512800
0 cfs 2.56 ft 0

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Agua Fria River Maximum Total Discharge

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Agua Fria River Year Over Year Discharge


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