Little Colorado River

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Little Colorado River Levels

June 2 2023


Discharge Volume Today
-3.0 cfs (-1.28%) since yesterday
109.27% of Normal 8 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Little Colorado River was last observed at 231 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 458 acre-ft of water today; about 109% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 211 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 18,255 cfs on 2023-03-24.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Little Colorado River Near Joseph City reporting a streamflow rate of 518 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Little Colorado River Near Winslow with a gage stage of 10.05 ft. This river is monitored from 8 different streamgauging stations along the Little Colorado River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 8,296 ft, the Little Colorado River At Greer.

River Summary: 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.

Last Updated 2023-06-01
Streamflow 230.8 cfs
Percent Normal 109.27%
Maximum 18,255.0 cfs

Area Surface Flows

Streamgauge Streamflow River Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Little Colorado River At Greer
USGS 09383400
48 cfs 1.85 ft -5.91
Little Colorado River Ab Zion Res Nr St. Johns
USGS 09386030
0 cfs 1.16 ft -22.22
Little Colorado River At Woodruff
USGS 09394500
1 cfs 4.99 ft -30.06
Little Colorado River At Holbrook
USGS 09397000
52 cfs 4.59 ft -13.55
Little Colorado River Near Joseph City
USGS 09397300
518 cfs 0.61 ft -40.53
Little Colorado River Near Winslow
USGS 09400350
0 cfs 10.05 ft -75.76
Little Colorado River Near Cameron
USGS 09402000
0 cfs 1.99 ft -66.22
Little Colorado River Abv Mouth Nr Desert View
USGS 09402300
183 cfs 5.2 ft 0

Little Colorado River Peak Annual Discharge

Little Colorado River maximum total discharge

Little Colorado River Seasonal Comparison

Year over year discharge

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