Roaring Fork River Levels
June 7 2023
Discharge Volume Today+731.0 cfs (+12.48%) since yesterday
92.87% of Normal • 5 Streamgauges
Total streamflow across the
Roaring Fork River
was last observed at
cfs, and is expected to yield approximately
acre-ft of water today; about 93%
Average streamflow for this time of year is
with recent peaks last observed at
The river is also a popular destination for whitewater enthusiasts, featuring river runs like Carbondale to Westbank (Pink to Black), and Catherine Store Section, a class II to II+ run. Compare streamflow levels for nearby paddling destinations on the interactive map .
River Summary: 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.