Little Snake River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Little Snake River Levels

June 15 2024

9,045 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-540.0 cfs (-10.59%) since yesterday
148.1% of Normal 3 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Little Snake River was last observed at 4,560 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 9,045 acre-ft of water today; about 148% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 3,079 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2011-06-09 when daily discharge volume was observed at 13,530 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Little Snake River Near Lily reporting a streamflow rate of 1,920 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Little Snake River Near Dixon with a gauge stage of 6.35 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Little Snake River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 6,843 ft, the Little Snake River Near Slater.

Last Updated 2024-06-15
Streamflow 4,560.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 148.1%
Maximum 13,530.0 cfs
2011-06-09

About the little snake river


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.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Little Snake River Near Slater
USGS 09253000
950 cfs 5.55 ft -17.39
Little Snake River Near Dixon
USGS 09257000
1690 cfs 6.35 ft -10.58
Little Snake River Near Lily
USGS 09260000
1920 cfs 4.29 ft -6.8

Peak Annual Discharge

Little Snake River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Little Snake River Year Over Year Discharge


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