Blue River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Blue River Levels

June 13 2024

8,410 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-51.0 cfs (-1.19%) since yesterday
114.1% of Normal 15 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Blue River was last observed at 4,240 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 8,410 acre-ft of water today; about 114% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 3,716 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2015-12-28 when daily discharge volume was observed at 55,853 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Blue River Below Green Mountain Reservoir reporting a streamflow rate of 1,590 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Blue River At Blue Ridge Blvd Ext In Kc with a gauge stage of 25.39 ft. This river is monitored from 15 different streamgauging stations along the Blue River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 9,842 ft, the Blue River At Blue River.

Last Updated 2024-06-12
Streamflow 4,240.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 114.1%
Maximum 55,853.4 cfs
2015-12-28

About the blue river


The Blue River is a tributary of the Colorado River, located in Colorado, United States. It is approximately 65 miles long and has a rich history of mining, ranching, and logging. The river flows through a steep, narrow valley and is known for its beautiful scenery and fishing opportunities. The Blue River is fed by several streams and rivers, including the Snake River and Tenmile Creek. There are several reservoirs and dams along the river, including Dillon Reservoir, which is one of the largest reservoirs in Colorado. These reservoirs provide water for irrigation, hydroelectric power, and recreational activities such as boating and fishing. The Blue River is a vital source of water for agriculture and is home to various species of fish and wildlife.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Blue River At Blue River
USGS 09046490
263 cfs 2.37 ft -2.1
Blue River Near Dillon
USGS 09046600
602 cfs 6.24 ft 1.77
Blue River Below Dillon
USGS 09050700
1400 cfs 3.35 ft 0
Blue River Below Green Mountain Reservoir
USGS 09057500
1590 cfs 7.33 ft -0.63
Blue River Near Clifton
USGS 09444200
10 cfs 4.54 ft -7.08
Blue River At Blue River
USGS 14162200
208 cfs 3.53 ft 0
Blue River Near Connerville
USGS 07332390
205 cfs 6.13 ft -6.99
Blue R Nr Stanley
USGS 06893080
7 cfs 3.79 ft -30.42
Blue R At Kenneth Rd
USGS 06893100
13 cfs 5.12 ft -47.83
Blue River At Blue Ridge Blvd Ext In Kc
USGS 06893150
29 cfs 25.39 ft -31.17
Blue River At Kansas City
USGS 06893500
71 cfs 4.54 ft -27.35
Blue River At Stadium Drive In Kc
USGS 06893578
100 cfs 5.81 ft -25.75
Blue River At Fredericksburg
USGS 03302800
43 cfs 2.81 ft -19.4
Blue River Near Blue
USGS 07332500
315 cfs 7.76 ft -11.73
Blue River Near White Cloud
USGS 03303000
149 cfs 2.44 ft -9.7

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