Gila River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Gila River Levels

June 13 2024

2,518 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+10.86 cfs (+0.86%) since yesterday
159.62% of Normal 15 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Gila River was last observed at 1,270 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 2,518 acre-ft of water today; about 160% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 795 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2023-03-24 when daily discharge volume was observed at 62,832 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Gila River Below Coolidge Dam reporting a streamflow rate of 574 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Gila River Near Dome with a gauge stage of 13.72 ft. This river is monitored from 15 different streamgauging stations along the Gila River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 4,661 ft, the Gila River Near Gila.

Last Updated 2024-06-13
Streamflow 1,269.72 cfs
Percent of Normal 159.62%
Maximum 62,832.0 cfs
2023-03-24

About the gila river


The Gila River is one of the longest rivers in the Southwestern United States, stretching approximately 649 miles from its source in New Mexico to its confluence with the Colorado River in Arizona. The river has been historically significant for Native American tribes, Spanish explorers, and American settlers. The Gila River also plays a vital role in providing water for agricultural irrigation, including supporting the Pima cotton industry. Several dams have been built along the river, including the Coolidge Dam, which forms the San Carlos Reservoir, and the Painted Rock Dam, which forms the Painted Rock Reservoir. These reservoirs provide water storage for irrigation, flood control, and recreational activities, including boating, fishing, and swimming. Despite its importance, the river faces many challenges, including water scarcity, drought, and pollution.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Gila River Near Gila
USGS 09430500
6 cfs 0.79 ft -10.22
Gila River Near Redrock
USGS 09431500
36 cfs 3.85 ft -4.47
Gila River Below Blue Creek
USGS 09432000
16 cfs 4.33 ft -5.85
Gila River At Duncan
USGS 09439000
13 cfs 6.33 ft None
Gila River Near Clifton
USGS 09442000
16 cfs 1.83 ft -3.61
Gila River At Head Of Safford Valley
USGS 09448500
47 cfs 6.37 ft -3.11
Gila River At Calva
USGS 09466500
27 cfs 2 ft -9.43
Gila River Below Coolidge Dam
USGS 09469500
574 cfs 2.77 ft 0.53
Gila River At Kelvin
USGS 09474000
535 cfs 6.03 ft 0.56
Gila River Near Maricopa
USGS 09479350
0 cfs 0.97 ft None
Gila River At Estrella Parkway
USGS 09514100
0 cfs 3.46 ft None
Gila R Blw Gillespie Dam
USGS 09519501
1 cfs 4.11 ft 0
Gila River Below Painted Rock Dam
USGS 09519800
0 cfs 2.07 ft None
Gila River Near Dateland
USGS 09520280
0 cfs 2.62 ft None
Gila River Near Dome
USGS 09520500
5 cfs 13.72 ft 0

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Gila River Maximum Total Discharge

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Gila River Year Over Year Discharge


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