Conejos River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Conejos River Levels

March 2 2024


Discharge Volume Today
+5.8 cfs (+6.72%) since yesterday
80.77% of Normal 2 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Conejos River was last observed at 92 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 183 acre-ft of water today; about 81% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 114 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-06-30 when daily discharge volume was observed at 2,624 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Conejos River Near Mogote reporting a streamflow rate of 81.70 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Conejos River, with a gauge stage of 2.07 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the Conejos River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 9,883 ft, the Conejos River Below Platoro Reservoir.

Last Updated 2024-03-02
Streamflow 92.1 cfs
Percent of Normal 80.77%
Maximum 2,624.0 cfs

About the conejos river

The Conejos River originates in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado and flows through the Conejos Valley, eventually joining the Rio Grande in New Mexico. It stretches for 92 miles and has a rich history as a vital water source for early settlers and Native American tribes. The river supports several reservoirs, including the Platoro Reservoir and the Terrace Reservoir, which were built for irrigation and flood control purposes. These reservoirs also provide recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and camping. The Conejos River is also used for agricultural purposes, supporting the growth of hay, alfalfa, and other crops in the surrounding valley. The river's flow is heavily influenced by snowmelt and precipitation, with peak flows occurring in late spring and early summer.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Conejos River Below Platoro Reservoir
USGS 08245000
10 cfs 0.71 ft 0
Conejos River Near Mogote
USGS 08246500
82 cfs 2.07 ft 7.64

Peak Annual Discharge

Conejos River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Conejos River Year Over Year Discharge

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