Arkansas River


39 Streamgauges
Max Discharge: 2,070 cfs Deepest Point: 18.08ft

Maximum discharge along the river was observed at the Arkansas River At Ft. Smith with a streamflow rate of 2,070 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Arkansas River Near Muskogee reporting a gauge stage of 18.08 ft. This river is monitored from 39 different streamgauging stations along the Arkansas River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 9,720 ft, the Arkansas River Near Leadville. The river is also a popular destination for whitewater enthusiasts, featuring river runs like Browns Canyon (Fisherman's Bridge to Stone Bridge), and Buena Vista Whitewater Park, a class II+ to III+ run. Compare streamflow levels for nearby paddling destinations on the interactive map .


River Levels

Location Streamflow River Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Arkansas River Near Leadville
USGS 07081200
324 cfs 4.45 ft -42.45
Arkansas River Below Empire Gulch Near Malta
USGS 07083710
89 cfs 2.99 ft 0
Arkansas River At Granite
USGS 07086000
99 cfs 2.39 ft 15.35
Arkansas River Below Granite
USGS 07087050
204 cfs 11.24 ft -4.67
Arkansas River Near Nathrop
USGS 07091200
339 cfs 3.93 ft 0
Arkansas River At Salida
USGS 07091500
284 cfs 2.72 ft 7.17
Arkansas River Near Wellsville
USGS 07093700
-999 cfs 11.04 ft -3.42
Arkansas River At Parkdale
USGS 07094500
426 cfs 2.66 ft -1.16
Arkansas River At Canon City
USGS 07096000
352 cfs 5.57 ft 0
Arkansas River At Portland
USGS 07097000
349 cfs 1.50 ft -4.9
Arkansas River Above Pueblo
USGS 07099400
70 cfs 1.83 ft 2.49
Arkansas River At Moffat Street At Pueblo
USGS 07099970
89 cfs 7.88 ft -3.48
Arkansas River Tributary Above Hwy 227 At Pueblo
USGS 07099973
11 cfs 2.05 ft 1.92
Arkansas River Near Avondale
USGS 07109500
280 cfs 2.54 ft 0
Arkansas River Near Nepesta
USGS 07117000
76 cfs 12.32 ft 0
Arkansas River At Catlin Dam
USGS 07119700
0 cfs 3.85 ft 664.15
Arkansas River At La Junta
USGS 07123000
123 cfs 7.62 ft -1.6
Arkansas River At Las Animas
USGS 07124000
115 cfs 7.67 ft -3.36
Arkansas River Below John Martin Reservoir
USGS 07130500
1 cfs 0.73 ft 0
Arkansas River At Lamar
USGS 07133000
17 cfs 5.27 ft 3.68
Arkansas River Near Granada
USGS 07134180
41 cfs 5.17 ft 2.52
Arkansas R Nr Coolidge
USGS 07137500
40 cfs 2.45 ft 4.71
Arkansas R At Syracuse
USGS 07138000
20 cfs 3.55 ft 5.73
Arkansas R At Kendall
USGS 07138020
15 cfs 5.02 ft 11.19
Arkansas R At Deerfield
USGS 07138070
0 cfs 5.24 ft 15
Arkansas R At Garden City
USGS 07139000
0 cfs 5.45 ft -99.74
Arkansas R Nr Larned
USGS 07141220
0 cfs 2.9 ft -86.36
Arkansas R At Great Bend
USGS 07141300
4 cfs 0.95 ft 8.8
Arkansas R Nr Nickerson
USGS 07142680
40 cfs 8.61 ft 0
Arkansas R Nr Hutchinson
USGS 07143330
65 cfs 1.9 ft -3.42
Arkansas R Nr Maize
USGS 07143375
52 cfs 4.74 ft -3.87
Arkansas R At Wichita
USGS 07144300
104 cfs 2.67 ft -1.89
Arkansas R At Derby
USGS 07144550
174 cfs 0.71 ft 4.82
Arkansas R At Arkansas City
USGS 07146500
326 cfs 3.14 ft 0
Arkansas River At Ralston
USGS 07152500
331 cfs 3.02 ft -2.36
Arkansas River At Tulsa
USGS 07164500
68 cfs 0.5 ft -37.8
Arkansas River Near Haskell
USGS 07165570
360 cfs 1.35 ft -9.77
Arkansas River Near Muskogee
USGS 07194500
79 cfs 18.08 ft -60.15
Arkansas River At Ft. Smith
USGS 07249455
2070 cfs 11.52 ft -46.09


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