Gunnison River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Gunnison River Levels

June 13 2024

14,638 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-570.0 cfs (-7.17%) since yesterday
67.13% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Gunnison River was last observed at 7,380 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 14,638 acre-ft of water today; about 67% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 10,994 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 3,800 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Gunnison River, with a gauge stage of 5.08 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 2024-06-13
Streamflow 7,380.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 67.13%
Maximum 43,480.0 cfs
2017-05-26

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
3580 cfs 3.54 ft -2.45
Gunnison River Below Gunnison Tunnel
USGS 09128000
1270 cfs 3.77 ft -21.12
Gunnison River At Delta
USGS 09144250
3010 cfs 3.97 ft -11.73
Gunnison River Near Grand Junction
USGS 09152500
3800 cfs 5.08 ft -11.21

Peak Annual Discharge

Gunnison River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Gunnison River Year Over Year Discharge


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