Laramie River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Laramie River Levels

March 2 2024


Discharge Volume Today
+22.8 cfs (+45.69%) since yesterday
100.0% of Normal 5 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Laramie River was last observed at 73 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 144 acre-ft of water today; about 100% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 73 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2016-05-24 when daily discharge volume was observed at 9,690 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Laramie River Near Bosler reporting a streamflow rate of 1,950 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Laramie River, with a gauge stage of 5.94 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 5 different streamgauging stations along the Laramie River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 8,256 ft, the Laramie River Near Glendevey.

Last Updated 2024-03-02
Streamflow 72.7 cfs
Percent of Normal 100.0%
Maximum 9,690.0 cfs

About the laramie river

The Laramie River is a tributary of the North Platte River, flowing through southeastern Wyoming and northeastern Colorado. It stretches for approximately 280 miles and has a drainage area of over 3,000 square miles. The river was named after Jacques La Ramie, a French-Canadian fur trader who visited the area in the early 1800s.

The Laramie River is primarily fed by snowmelt and rain, and contributes to the irrigation of crops in the surrounding agricultural areas. There are several dams and reservoirs along the river, including the Gray Reef Dam, the Miracle Mile Dam, and the Pathfinder Reservoir. These structures are used for irrigation, flood control, and hydroelectric power generation.

The Laramie River is also a popular destination for recreational activities such as fishing, kayaking, and camping. The river is home to a variety of fish species, including rainbow and brown trout, and is known for its excellent fly fishing opportunities. Overall, the Laramie River serves as an important resource for both agricultural and recreational purposes, and continues to play a significant role in the history and development of the region.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Laramie River Near Glendevey
USGS 06657500
-999 cfs 0.00 ft None
Laramie R Bl Pioneer Canal Nr Woods Landing
USGS 06659502
1010 cfs 3.23 ft
Laramie River At Laramie
USGS 06660000
73 cfs 4.08 ft 45.69
Laramie River Near Bosler
USGS 06661585
1950 cfs 5.94 ft
Laramie River Near Fort Laramie
USGS 06670500
48 cfs 2.34 ft 0

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