Crystal River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Crystal River Levels

March 2 2024

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the reporting a streamflow rate of cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Crystal River, with a gauge stage of ft at this location. This river is monitored from 1 different streamgauging stations along the Crystal River, the highest being situated at an altitude of ft, the .


About the crystal river


The Crystal River is a 40-mile-long river in western Colorado that originates in the Elk Mountains and flows into the Roaring Fork River. Historically, the river was used for transportation and as a source of water for agriculture. Today, the river is a popular destination for recreational activities such as fishing, kayaking, and rafting. The Crystal River is fed by several tributaries, including the North Fork and the Maroon Creek, and is home to several reservoirs and dams, including the Redstone Reservoir and the Avalanche Creek Dam. These reservoirs were built for irrigation and hydroelectric power generation. Despite its recreational and agricultural uses, the Crystal River has faced challenges with low water levels due to climate change and water diversion for other purposes.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Crystal River Ab Avalanche C
USGS 09081600
44 cfs 0.61 ft 2.59

Peak Annual Discharge

Crystal River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Crystal River Year Over Year Discharge


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