Gunnison River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Gunnison River Levels

September 21 2023

8,112 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-13.0 cfs (-0.32%) since yesterday
116.28% of Normal 4 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Gunnison River was last observed at 4,090 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 8,112 acre-ft of water today; about 116% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 3,517 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2017-05-26 when daily discharge volume was observed at 43,480 cfs.

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.

Last Updated 2023-09-21
Streamflow 4,090.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 116.28%
Maximum 43,480.0 cfs

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.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Gunnison River Near Gunnison
USGS 09114500
409 cfs 1.34 ft -1.92
Gunnison River Below Gunnison Tunnel
USGS 09128000
711 cfs 2.92 ft -0.7
Gunnison River At Delta
USGS 09144250
1120 cfs 2.26 ft 0
Gunnison River Near Grand Junction
USGS 09152500
1850 cfs 3.6 ft 0

Peak Annual Discharge

Gunnison River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Gunnison River Year Over Year Discharge

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