Little Snake River

Surface Flows Hydrology Weather

Little Snake River Levels

June 9 2023

8,489 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-80.0 cfs (-1.83%) since yesterday
93.49% of Normal 3 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Little Snake River was last observed at 4280 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 8489 acre-ft of water today; about 93% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 4578 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 13,530 cfs on 2011-06-09.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Little Snake River Near Lily reporting a streamflow rate of 2,780 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Little Snake River Near Slater with a gage stage of 6.09 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Little Snake River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 6,843 ft, the Little Snake River Near Slater.

River Summary: The Little Snake River is a 155-mile-long river that flows through Wyoming and Colorado in the United States. The river gets its name from the rocky terrain, which resembles a snake's body. It is a tributary of the Yampa River, and the watershed for the river covers about 1,500 square miles. The river is known for its excellent trout fishing and beautiful scenery. There are two main reservoirs along the river: the Stagecoach Reservoir and the Yamcolo Reservoir. These reservoirs provide water for irrigation and hydroelectric power generation. The Little Snake River Valley is also home to several ranches, and agriculture is an essential part of the local economy. The river is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, including anglers, hikers, and hunters. The Little Snake River is rich in history, and the region was once home to several Native American tribes, including the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute.

Last Updated 2023-06-09
Streamflow 4,280.0 cfs
Percent Normal 93.49%
Maximum 13,530.0 cfs

Little Snake River Peak Annual Discharge

Little Snake River maximum total discharge

Little Snake River Seasonal Comparison

Year over year discharge

Log Your Visit

When was your last visit to ?

Add a Photo

How was it? How were conditions?

Rate the


Leave A Review


Upload an Image

Favorite Limit Reached