Purgatoire River

Streamflow Weather Hydrology
March 22 2023

Purgatoire River Report

218.381 ACRE-FT

+3.9 cfs (+3.67%) today
153.68% of Normal 7 Streamgages

Total streamflow across the Purgatoire River was last observed at 110 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 218 acre-ft of water today; about 154% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 72 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 11,568 cfs on 2017-05-13.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Purgatoire River Near Thatcher reporting a streamflow rate of 92.3 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Purgatoire River At Rock Crossing Nr Timpas with a gage stage of 6.16 ft. This river is monitored from 7 different streamgauging stations along the Purgatoire River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 6,265 ft, the Purgatoire River At Madrid.

Last Updated 2023-03-22
Streamflow 110.1 cfs
Percent Normal 153.68%
Maximum 11,568.0 cfs

River Streamflow

Total discharge along the Purgatoire River

Streamgage Levels

Location Streamflow River Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Purgatoire River At Madrid
USGS 07124200
18 cfs 2.61 ft -4.81
Purgatoire River Below Trinidad Lake
USGS 07124410
0 cfs 3.97 ft None
Purgatoire River At Trinidad
USGS 07124500
1 cfs 0.48 ft 9.43
Purgatoire River Near Thatcher
USGS 07126300
92 cfs 3.29 ft 5.49
Purgatoire River At Rock Crossing Nr Timpas
USGS 07126485
10 cfs 6.16 ft -16.13
Purgatoire River At Ninemile Dam
USGS 07126500
0 cfs 2.63 ft None
Purgatoire River Near Las Animas
USGS 07128500
9 cfs 2.71 ft -22.21

Peak Annual Discharge

Purgatoire River maximum total discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Year over year discharge

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