Eagle River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Eagle River Levels

September 21 2023


Discharge Volume Today
-15.5 cfs (-4.6%) since yesterday
96.63% of Normal 4 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Eagle River was last observed at 321 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 637 acre-ft of water today; about 97% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 333 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-07-01 when daily discharge volume was observed at 12,671 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Eagle River Below Gypsum reporting a streamflow rate of 194 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Eagle River, with a gauge stage of 4.28 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Eagle River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 8,785 ft, the Eagle River At Red Cliff.

Last Updated 2023-09-21
Streamflow 321.4 cfs
Percent of Normal 96.63%
Maximum 12,671.0 cfs

About the eagle river

Eagle River is a tributary of the Colorado River that flows for about 60 miles through central Colorado. The river was named by the Ute Indians, who observed eagles fishing in the river. Hydrologically, the river is classified as a snowmelt-dominated river, with peak flows occurring in late spring and early summer. There are several reservoirs and dams along the river, including the Eagle Park Reservoir and the Homestake Reservoir. These structures were built primarily for municipal and industrial water supply, as well as hydroelectric power generation. Recreational uses of the Eagle River include fishing, kayaking, and rafting, while agricultural uses include irrigation for crops such as hay and alfalfa. The river has a rich history, with early settlers using it for transportation and mining activities. Today, the Eagle River is an important natural resource for the region, providing a source of water for both human and environmental needs.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Eagle River At Red Cliff
USGS 09063000
11 cfs 2.56 ft -4.42
Eagle River Near Minturn
USGS 09064600
34 cfs 2.89 ft 0
Eagle R Bl Wastewater Treatment Plant At Avon
USGS 09067020
83 cfs 2.76 ft -6.74
Eagle River Below Gypsum
USGS 09070000
194 cfs 4.28 ft -4.43

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Eagle River Maximum Total Discharge

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Eagle River Year Over Year Discharge

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