Little Colorado River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Little Colorado River Levels

June 22 2024


Discharge Volume Today
-4.75 cfs (-2.1%) since yesterday
114.88% of Normal 8 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Little Colorado River was last observed at 222 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 439 acre-ft of water today; about 115% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 193 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2023-03-24 when daily discharge volume was observed at 18,255 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Little Colorado River Near Joseph City reporting a streamflow rate of 1,820 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Little Colorado River Near Winslow with a gauge stage of 9.87 ft. This river is monitored from 8 different streamgauging stations along the Little Colorado River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 8,296 ft, the Little Colorado River At Greer.

Last Updated 2024-06-22
Streamflow 221.55 cfs
Percent of Normal 114.88%
Maximum 18,255.0 cfs

About the little colorado river

The Little Colorado River is a tributary of the Colorado River that flows through Arizona and New Mexico. Its length is approximately 338 miles and it has a drainage area of 22,500 square miles. The river was historically used by Native American tribes for irrigation and as a source of water. Today, it is utilized for recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, and camping. The river's hydrology has been impacted by the construction of several reservoirs and dams, including the Glen Canyon Dam which created Lake Powell. These structures have had both positive and negative effects on the river's ecology and surrounding communities. The Little Colorado River is also used for agricultural purposes, with some farmers utilizing its water for irrigation.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Little Colorado River At Greer
USGS 09383400
8 cfs 1.35 ft -18.82
Little Colorado River Ab Zion Res Nr St. Johns
USGS 09386030
0 cfs 0.68 ft None
Little Colorado River At Woodruff
USGS 09394500
0 cfs 4.47 ft None
Little Colorado River At Holbrook
USGS 09397000
57 cfs 4.29 ft -5.18
Little Colorado River Near Joseph City
USGS 09397300
1820 cfs 0.61 ft 182.17
Little Colorado River Near Winslow
USGS 09400350
3 cfs 9.87 ft 6.6
Little Colorado River Near Cameron
USGS 09402000
0 cfs 1.7 ft None
Little Colorado River Abv Mouth Nr Desert View
USGS 09402300
214 cfs 5.17 ft -1.38

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