Salt River

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Salt River Levels

June 2 2023

5,395 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-90.0 cfs (-3.2%) since yesterday
30.91% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Salt River was last observed at 2720 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 5395 acre-ft of water today; about 31% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 8800 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 65,336 cfs on 2015-06-27.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Salt River Ab Reservoir Nr Etna Wy reporting a streamflow rate of 2,720 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Salt River Near Roosevelt with a gage stage of 6.83 ft. This river is monitored from 11 different streamgauging stations along the Salt River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 5,694 ft, the Salt River Ab Reservoir Nr Etna Wy.

The river is also a popular destination for whitewater enthusiasts, featuring river runs like Lower Salt, and Upper Salt Daily, a class III to IV run. Compare streamflow levels for nearby paddling destinations on the interactive map .

River Summary: The Salt River is a tributary of the Gila River that runs through Arizona. It has a total length of 200 miles and originates in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. The river flows through several reservoirs and dams such as Roosevelt, Apache, and Canyon Lakes. The construction of these dams has provided hydroelectric power and water resources for irrigation, flood control, and recreation purposes. The Salt River Project manages the water resources of the river and provides electricity to millions of people in central Arizona. The river has played an important role in the history and development of the Phoenix metropolitan area. Today, it is a popular destination for outdoor recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and hiking. Additionally, the river is used for agricultural purposes such as providing water for crops and grazing land.

Last Updated 2023-06-01
Streamflow 2,720.0 cfs
Percent Normal 30.91%
Maximum 65,336.0 cfs

Area Surface Flows

Streamgauge Streamflow River Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Salt River Ab Reservoir Nr Etna Wy
USGS 13027500
2720 cfs 4.94 ft -3.2
Salt River Near Chrysotile
USGS 09497500
424 cfs 2.28 ft -9.01
Salt River Near Roosevelt
USGS 09498500
551 cfs 6.83 ft -6.77
Salt River Blw Stewart Mountain Dam
USGS 09502000
818 cfs 4.37 ft -7.05
Salt River At Priest Drive Near Phoenix
USGS 09512165
0 cfs 2.36 ft 31.58
Salt River At Hagers Grove
USGS 05502300
11 cfs 0.32 ft -4.35
Salt River Near Shelbina
USGS 05502500
7 cfs 5.74 ft 0
Salt River At Glensboro
USGS 03295400
11 cfs 2.69 ft -15.87
Salt River Near Center
USGS 05507800
45 cfs 1.88 ft -6.47
Salt River Near New London
USGS 05508000
39 cfs 2.02 ft 0
Salt River At Shepherdsville
USGS 03298500
189 cfs 1.31 ft -4.55

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Salt River Seasonal Comparison

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