Roaring Fork River

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Roaring Fork River Levels

June 7 2023

13,065 ACRE-FT

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 6587 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 13065 acre-ft of water today; about 93% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 7093 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 15,517 cfs on 2011-07-01.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Roaring Fork River At Glenwood Springs reporting a streamflow rate of 4,180 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Roaring Fork River Near Emma with a gage stage of 7.66 ft. This river is monitored from 5 different streamgauging stations along the Roaring Fork River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 10,528 ft, the Roaring Fork River Ab Lost Man C.

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.

Last Updated 2023-06-07
Streamflow 6,587.0 cfs
Percent Normal 92.87%
Maximum 15,516.7 cfs

Roaring Fork River Peak Annual Discharge

Roaring Fork River maximum total discharge

Roaring Fork River Seasonal Comparison

Year over year discharge

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