Amargosa River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Amargosa River Levels

February 20 2024


Discharge Volume Today
-0.93 cfs (-5.82%) since yesterday
274.75% of Normal 2 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Amargosa River was last observed at 15 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 30 acre-ft of water today; about 275% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 5 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2024-02-09 when daily discharge volume was observed at 2,530 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Amargosa Rv Abv China Ranch Wash Nr Tecopa reporting a streamflow rate of 7.76 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Amargosa River, with a gauge stage of 27.73 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the Amargosa River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,317 ft, the Amargosa River At Tecopa.

Last Updated 2024-02-20
Streamflow 15.04 cfs
Percent of Normal 274.75%
Maximum 2,530.0 cfs

About the amargosa river

The Amargosa River is a 185-mile-long river in the Mojave Desert region of California and Nevada. Historically, the river supported indigenous communities for thousands of years, and later, prospectors traveling to and from Death Valley. Hydrologically, the river flows year-round and is fed by springs, creeks, and snowmelt. It has several small reservoirs along its length, including Beatty Pond and Big Dune Reservoir. However, there are no large dams on the river. The river is not widely used for agriculture due to its small size and unpredictable flow. Recreational activities include hiking and birdwatching along the river and its riparian habitat. The Amargosa River is also a critical habitat for several endangered species, such as the Amargosa vole and the Ash Meadows speckled dace.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Amargosa River At Tecopa
USGS 10251300
7 cfs 7.25 ft -7.14
Amargosa Rv Abv China Ranch Wash Nr Tecopa
USGS 10251330
8 cfs 27.73 ft -4.55

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Amargosa River Maximum Total Discharge

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Amargosa River Year Over Year Discharge

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