Virgin River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Virgin River Levels

April 16 2024

1,168 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+355.0 cfs (+151.71%) since yesterday
108.62% of Normal 8 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Virgin River was last observed at 589 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,168 acre-ft of water today; about 109% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 542 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2023-03-16 when daily discharge volume was observed at 40,940 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Virgin R At Littlefield reporting a streamflow rate of 345 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Virgin R Abv The Narrows Nr Littlefield with a gauge stage of 17.34 ft. This river is monitored from 8 different streamgauging stations along the Virgin River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 3,508 ft, the Virgin River At Virgin.

Last Updated 2024-04-15
Streamflow 589.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 108.62%
Maximum 40,940.0 cfs
2023-03-16

About the virgin river


The Virgin River is a tributary of the Colorado River that flows through Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. The river is approximately 162 miles long and has a drainage area of about 4,000 square miles. The Virgin River has a significant history, with Native American tribes dating back thousands of years, and was explored by Spanish explorers in the 1700s. Today, the river is an important source of water for agriculture and recreation, with several reservoirs and dams along its length. The most significant reservoir is Lake Mead, created by Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, which controls the flow of the Virgin River. Recreational activities on the river include fishing, canoeing, and hiking in Zion National Park, while the agriculture industry relies on the river for irrigation. Despite its importance, the river faces challenges due to climate change and water management issues.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Virgin River At Virgin
USGS 09406000
254 cfs 8.38 ft 12.39
Virgin River Ab La Verkin Creek Nr La Verkin
USGS 09406100
120 cfs 11.34 ft 30.86
Virgin River Ab Quail Creek Near Hurricane
USGS 09408135
165 cfs 7.37 ft 22.63
Virgin River Near Hurricane
USGS 09408150
248 cfs 7.96 ft 15.35
Virgin River Near Bloomington
USGS 09413200
273 cfs 7.56 ft 12.61
Virgin River Near St. George
USGS 09413500
229 cfs 8.56 ft 10.41
Virgin R Abv The Narrows Nr Littlefield
USGS 09413700
258 cfs 17.34 ft 9.55
Virgin R At Littlefield
USGS 09415000
345 cfs 5.79 ft 48.18

Peak Annual Discharge

Virgin River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Virgin River Year Over Year Discharge


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