0.0 cfs (0.0%) since yesterday
24.33% of normal
Total streamflow across the
was last observed at
cfs, and is expected to yield approximately
acre-ft of water today; about 24%
River levels are low and may signify a drought.
Average streamflow for this time of year is
with recent peaks last observed
2023-04-25 when daily discharge volume was observed at
The Florida River is located in southwestern Colorado and is a tributary of the Animas River. It has a length of approximately 45 miles and a drainage area of about 200 square miles. The river has been used for agricultural purposes since the late 1800s, with irrigation ditches constructed to divert water for crops such as alfalfa, wheat, and barley. The construction of the Lemon Dam in 1963 has helped regulate the water flow of the river, ensuring a reliable water supply for agricultural and recreational uses. The reservoir created by the dam, Lemon Reservoir, is a popular destination for fishing and boating. The Florida River also has a history of mining, with several mines located along its banks. The hydrology of the Florida River is influenced by snowmelt and precipitation, with peak flows occurring in the spring and early summer.