Animas River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Animas River Levels

June 19 2024

18,274 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-953.0 cfs (-9.37%) since yesterday
80.35% of Normal 9 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Animas River was last observed at 9,213 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 18,274 acre-ft of water today; about 80% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 11,466 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-06-10 when daily discharge volume was observed at 40,738 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Animas River Near Cedar Hill reporting a streamflow rate of 1,320 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Animas River Below Aztec with a gauge stage of 7.47 ft. This river is monitored from 9 different streamgauging stations along the Animas River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 9,629 ft, the Animas River At Howardsville.

Last Updated 2024-06-19
Streamflow 9,213.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 80.35%
Maximum 40,738.0 cfs

About the animas river

The Animas River is a tributary of the San Juan River, located in Colorado and New Mexico in the United States. The river stretches for approximately 126 miles, with a drainage area of around 3,100 square miles. Historically, the river was used for mining and transportation purposes. Today, the Animas River is primarily used for recreational activities such as fishing, kayaking, and river rafting. However, the river has also been subject to contamination due to mining and agricultural runoff. Specific reservoirs and dams along the Animas River include the McPhee Reservoir and the Animas-La Plata project. These dams serve purposes such as irrigation and flood control. Despite the challenges facing the Animas River, efforts are being made to protect and restore this vital natural resource.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Animas River At Howardsville
USGS 09357500
331 cfs 2.23 ft -1.19
Animas River At Silverton
USGS 09358000
364 cfs 1.4 ft -9.23
Animas River Below Silverton
USGS 09359020
918 cfs 3.76 ft -9.11
Animas River Above Tacoma
USGS 09359500
1230 cfs 4.62 ft -9.56
Animas River At Durango
USGS 09361500
1270 cfs 3.65 ft -8.63
Animas River Blw Durango Pump Plant Nr Durango
USGS 09362520
1220 cfs 4.59 ft -10.29
Animas River Near Cedar Hill
USGS 09363500
1320 cfs 5.62 ft -10.81
Animas River Below Aztec
USGS 09364010
1270 cfs 7.47 ft -9.93
Animas River At Farmington
USGS 09364500
1290 cfs 5.82 ft -9.15

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