-13.0 cfs (-0.32%) since yesterday
116.28% of Normal
Total streamflow across the
was last observed at
cfs, and is expected to yield approximately
acre-ft of water today; about 116%
Average streamflow for this time of year is
with recent peaks last observed
2017-05-26 when daily discharge volume was observed at
Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the
Gunnison River Near Grand Junction
reporting a streamflow rate of 1,850 cfs.
This is also the highest stage along the Gunnison River, with a gauge stage of
3.6 ft at this location.
This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Gunnison River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 7,670 ft, the
Gunnison River Near Gunnison.
Percent of Normal
About the gunnison river
The Gunnison River is a tributary of the Colorado River that flows through western Colorado. It is approximately 180 miles long and has a drainage basin of over 7,000 square miles. The river was historically used by Native American tribes for fishing and hunting, and later by European explorers and settlers for transportation and irrigation. The hydrology of the river has been altered by several dams and reservoirs, including the largest, the Blue Mesa Reservoir. These dams and reservoirs provide water for irrigation and hydroelectric power generation. The Gunnison River is also a popular recreational destination, with activities such as fishing, rafting, and kayaking. The river's ecosystem is vital to the region's agricultural industry and supports a variety of wildlife.