Colorado River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Colorado River Levels

June 20 2024

260,684 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-7550.0 cfs (-5.43%) since yesterday
91.11% of Normal 36 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Colorado River was last observed at 131,428 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 260,684 acre-ft of water today; about 91% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 144,254 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2017-08-29 when daily discharge volume was observed at 497,084 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Colorado River At Potash reporting a streamflow rate of 16,500 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Colorado River Below Parker Dam with a gauge stage of 65.46 ft. This river is monitored from 36 different streamgauging stations along the Colorado River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 8,756 ft, the Colorado R Below Baker Gulch.

Last Updated 2024-06-20
Streamflow 131,428.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 91.11%
Maximum 497,084.0 cfs
2017-08-29

About the colorado river


The Colorado River is a major river in the western United States, stretching approximately 1,450 miles from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to the Gulf of California in Mexico. The river is known for its significant role in the history and settlement of the American West. The river supports a large agricultural and recreational industry, providing irrigation water to millions of acres of farmland and serving as a popular destination for rafting, kayaking, and fishing. The river's hydrology has been significantly altered by the construction of numerous dams and reservoirs, including the Hoover Dam and Lake Powell. These structures have helped to regulate water flow and provide hydroelectric power to the region, but have also caused ecological damage and contributed to the decline of several native fish species.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Colorado R Below Baker Gulch
USGS 09010500
218 cfs 6.17 ft -5.22
Colorado River Bl Shadow Mountain Reservoir
USGS 09015000
91 cfs 1.82 ft -17.45
Colorado River Below Lake Granby
USGS 09019000
493 cfs 5.13 ft -50.65
Colorado River Near Granby
USGS 09019500
505 cfs 3.12 ft -49.25
Colorado River At Windy Gap
USGS 09034250
1300 cfs 5.87 ft -33.67
Colorado River Near Kremmling
USGS 09058000
3630 cfs 9.8 ft -8.79
Colorado River Near Dotsero
USGS 09070500
6800 cfs 7.17 ft -10.76
Colorado River Below Glenwood Springs
USGS 09085100
10400 cfs 7.52 ft -11.86
Colorado River Near Cameo
USGS 09095500
12200 cfs 8.62 ft -12.86
Colorado River Near Colorado-Utah State Line
USGS 09163500
14200 cfs 7.87 ft -11.8
Colorado River Near Cisco
USGS 09180500
15100 cfs 6.87 ft -7.36
Colorado River At Potash
USGS 09185600
16500 cfs 13.9 ft -5.71
Colorado River At Lees Ferry
USGS 09380000
12400 cfs 9.17 ft -0.8
Colorado River Near Grand Canyon
USGS 09402500
10200 cfs 7.48 ft 2.1
Colorado Rv Nr Gail
USGS 08117995
0 cfs 0 ft None
Colorado Rv Nr Ira
USGS 08119500
817 cfs 3.89 ft
Colorado Rv At Colorado City
USGS 08121000
0 cfs 3.5 ft None
Colorado Rv Abv Silver
USGS 08123850
0 cfs 1.93 ft -83.78
Colorado Rv At Robert Lee
USGS 08124000
0 cfs 0.81 ft None
Colorado Rv Nr Ballinger
USGS 08126380
0 cfs 4.05 ft 0
Colorado Rv Nr Stacy
USGS 08136700
0 cfs 3.57 ft -19.35
Colorado River Above Diamond Creek Nr Peach Spring
USGS 09404200
11400 cfs 48.65 ft 3.64
Colorado Rv Nr San Saba
USGS 08147000
103 cfs 2.24 ft -14.88
Colorado River Below Davis Dam
USGS 09423000
5050 cfs 9.14 ft -3.81
Colorado Rv At Austin
USGS 08158000
928 cfs 15.15 ft 166.67
Colorado River Below Parker Dam
USGS 09427520
2300 cfs 65.46 ft -30.09
Colorado Rv At Bastrop
USGS 08159200
920 cfs 3.34 ft 34.31
Colorado Rv At Smithville
USGS 08159500
666 cfs 1.76 ft 16.03
Colorado River Below Palo Verde Dam
USGS 09429100
8730 cfs 4.17 ft -3.11
Colorado Rv Abv La Grange
USGS 08160400
916 cfs 4.31 ft 32.75
Colorado Rv At Columbus
USGS 08161000
1880 cfs 11.61 ft 173.65
Colorado River Below Laguna Dam
USGS 09429600
506 cfs 6.45 ft -5.95
Colorado R Blw Yuma Main Canal Ww At Yuma
USGS 09521100
821 cfs 9.18 ft -9.88
Colorado Rv At Wharton
USGS 08162000
715 cfs 8.56 ft 27.45
Colorado Rv Nr Bay City
USGS 08162500
2330 cfs 4.17 ft -20.48
Colorado Rv Nr Wadsworth
USGS 08162501
174 cfs 2.56 ft 3.57

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Colorado River Maximum Total Discharge

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Colorado River Year Over Year Discharge


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