Taylor River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Taylor River Levels

June 20 2024

4,294 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-118.0 cfs (-5.17%) since yesterday
128.5% of Normal 3 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Taylor River was last observed at 2,165 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 4,294 acre-ft of water today; about 129% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,685 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2015-06-18 when daily discharge volume was observed at 4,625 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Taylor River At Almont reporting a streamflow rate of 1,080 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Taylor River Below Taylor Park Reservoir with a gauge stage of 5.23 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Taylor River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 9,333 ft, the Taylor River At Taylor Park.

Last Updated 2024-06-20
Streamflow 2,165.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 128.5%
Maximum 4,625.0 cfs
2015-06-18

About the taylor river


The Taylor River is a 46-mile-long tributary of the Gunnison River in western Colorado, USA. Named after the Scottish explorer and fur trader James Taylor, the river was once used by the Ute Indians as a trading route. The river's flow is primarily fed by snowmelt, and it is known for its excellent fishing opportunities for rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout. The river also contains several reservoirs, including the Taylor Park Reservoir, which is a popular recreational area for boating and camping. Additionally, the river's water is used for agricultural purposes, supplying water to farms and ranches in the surrounding areas. The river is also home to several hydroelectric power plants, including the Taylor Park Dam, which generates electricity for the surrounding communities.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Taylor River At Taylor Park
USGS 09107000
456 cfs 2.58 ft -15.87
Taylor River Below Taylor Park Reservoir
USGS 09109000
629 cfs 5.23 ft 1.29
Taylor River At Almont
USGS 09110000
1080 cfs 3.38 ft -3.57

Peak Annual Discharge

Taylor River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Taylor River Year Over Year Discharge


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