Uncompahgre River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Uncompahgre River Levels

September 21 2023

1,287 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-15.3 cfs (-2.3%) since yesterday
79.81% of Normal 5 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Uncompahgre River was last observed at 649 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,287 acre-ft of water today; about 80% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 813 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-07-02 when daily discharge volume was observed at 5,613 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Uncompahgre River At Delta reporting a streamflow rate of 358 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Uncompahgre River At Colona with a gauge stage of 3.61 ft. This river is monitored from 5 different streamgauging stations along the Uncompahgre River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 7,592 ft, the Uncompahgre River Near Ouray.

Last Updated 2023-09-21
Streamflow 648.9 cfs
Percent of Normal 79.81%
Maximum 5,613.0 cfs

About the uncompahgre river

The Uncompahgre River is a 75-mile-long waterway in southwestern Colorado, originating in the San Juan Mountains and flowing into the Gunnison River. The river has a rich history, being used by Native American tribes and settlers for irrigation and transportation. Today, the river is used for both recreational and agricultural purposes. The Taylor Park Reservoir and the Ridgway Reservoir are two large reservoirs along the river that provide water for irrigation, as well as recreational opportunities such as fishing, boating, and camping. Additionally, there are several smaller dams along the river that help regulate water flow for agricultural use. The Uncompahgre River is an important resource for the region, providing water for crops and supporting a variety of wildlife habitats.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Uncompahgre River Near Ouray
USGS 09146020
54 cfs 0.73 ft 2.08
Uncompahgre River Near Ridgway
USGS 09146200
87 cfs 2.11 ft -1.91
Uncompahgre River Below Ridgway Reservoir
USGS 09147025
65 cfs 1.97 ft 0
Uncompahgre River At Colona
USGS 09147500
85 cfs 3.61 ft -1.97
Uncompahgre River At Delta
USGS 09149500
358 cfs 3.51 ft -3.5

Peak Annual Discharge

Uncompahgre River Maximum Total Discharge

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Uncompahgre River Year Over Year Discharge

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