Gila River

Streamflow Weather Hydrology
March 27 2023

Gila River Report

69852.08 ACRE-FT

+821.0 cfs (+2.39%) today
711.6% of Normal 15 Streamgages

Total streamflow across the Gila River was last observed at 35217 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 69852 acre-ft of water today; about 712% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 4949 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 62,832 cfs on 2023-03-24.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Gila R Blw Gillespie Dam reporting a streamflow rate of 18,600 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Gila River Near Dome with a gage stage of 14.77 ft. This river is monitored from 15 different streamgauging stations along the Gila River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 4,661 ft, the Gila River Near Gila.

The river is also a popular destination for whitewater enthusiasts, featuring river runs like Kelvin Run, and Wilderness Run, a class II to III run. Compare streamflow levels for nearby paddling destinations on the interactive map .

Last Updated 2023-03-26
Streamflow 35,217.0 cfs
Percent Normal 711.6%
Maximum 62,832.0 cfs

River Streamflow

Total discharge along the Gila River

Streamgage Levels

Location Streamflow River Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Gila River Near Gila
USGS 09430500
618 cfs 3.76 ft -11.84
Gila River Near Redrock
USGS 09431500
537 cfs 6.04 ft -6.93
Gila River Below Blue Creek
USGS 09432000
867 cfs 7.54 ft -5.76
Gila River At Duncan
USGS 09439000
834 cfs 9.78 ft -5.23
Gila River Near Clifton
USGS 09442000
847 cfs 6.09 ft -4.29
Gila River At Head Of Safford Valley
USGS 09448500
2170 cfs 11.62 ft -5.65
Gila River At Calva
USGS 09466500
2690 cfs 8.82 ft 3.07
Gila River Below Coolidge Dam
USGS 09469500
210 cfs 1.47 ft 0.96
Gila River At Kelvin
USGS 09474000
203 cfs 6.41 ft -0.98
Gila River Near Maricopa
USGS 09479350
0 cfs 0.97 ft None
Gila River At Estrella Parkway
USGS 09514100
7970 cfs 9.64 ft -69.46
Gila R Blw Gillespie Dam
USGS 09519501
18600 cfs 13.67 ft 45.31
Gila River Below Painted Rock Dam
USGS 09519800
621 cfs 5.9 ft 5.79
Gila River Near Dateland
USGS 09520280
0 cfs 2.64 ft None
Gila River Near Dome
USGS 09520500
8 cfs 14.77 ft -13.58

Peak Annual Discharge

Gila River maximum total discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Year over year discharge

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