Roaring Fork River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Roaring Fork River Levels

June 22 2024

12,609 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+846.0 cfs (+15.35%) since yesterday
102.89% of Normal 5 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Roaring Fork River was last observed at 6,357 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 12,609 acre-ft of water today; about 103% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 6,178 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2011-07-01 when daily discharge volume was observed at 15,517 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Roaring Fork River Near Emma reporting a streamflow rate of 5,590 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Roaring Fork River, with a gauge stage of 9.84 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 5 different streamgauging stations along the Roaring Fork River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 10,528 ft, the Roaring Fork River Ab Lost Man C.

Last Updated 2024-06-22
Streamflow 6,357.15 cfs
Percent of Normal 102.89%
Maximum 15,516.7 cfs
2011-07-01

About the roaring fork river


The Roaring Fork River is a tributary of the Colorado River that flows through central Colorado. The river is approximately 70 miles long and begins at Independence Pass, a high mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains. The Roaring Fork River is known for its whitewater rafting and fly fishing opportunities. The river's hydrology is influenced by the melting snowpack from the surrounding mountains, and its flow can vary greatly depending on the season. The river is also used for agricultural purposes, with irrigation ditches diverting water for farming in the surrounding valleys. Several reservoirs and dams have been built along the river, including Ruedi Reservoir and the Grizzly Reservoir Dam. These structures help control the river's flow and provide water for downstream communities. Despite human intervention, the Roaring Fork River remains a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and a vital resource for the surrounding communities.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Roaring Fork River Ab Lost Man C
USGS 09072550
5 cfs 1.34 ft 0
Roaring Fork River Ab Difficult C Nr Aspen
USGS 09073300
395 cfs 2.82 ft 28.66
Roaring Fork River Near Aspen
USGS 09073400
517 cfs 2.87 ft 12.64
Roaring Fork River Near Emma
USGS 09081000
5590 cfs 9.84 ft 0.9
Roaring Fork River At Glenwood Springs
USGS 09085000
5440 cfs 6.01 ft 14.77

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Roaring Fork River Maximum Total Discharge

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Roaring Fork River Year Over Year Discharge


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