Yampa River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Yampa River Levels

September 27 2023

1,703 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-1.8 cfs (-0.21%) since yesterday
87.11% of Normal 7 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Yampa River was last observed at 859 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,703 acre-ft of water today; about 87% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 986 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2011-06-09 when daily discharge volume was observed at 79,245 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Yampa River At Deerlodge Park reporting a streamflow rate of 209 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Yampa River Below Stagecoach Reservoir with a gauge stage of 2.88 ft. This river is monitored from 7 different streamgauging stations along the Yampa River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 7,211 ft, the Yampa River Above Stagecoach Reservoir.

Last Updated 2023-09-27
Streamflow 858.7 cfs
Percent of Normal 87.11%
Maximum 79,245.0 cfs

About the yampa river

The Yampa River is a tributary of the Green River and is located in the western part of the United States. It is approximately 250 miles long and flows through parts of Colorado and Wyoming before joining the Green River in Utah. The river has a rich history, having been used by Native American tribes and early settlers for transportation and agriculture. Today, the river is primarily used for recreation, including fishing, boating, and rafting. There are several reservoirs and dams along the river, including Stagecoach Reservoir and Elkhead Reservoir. These structures are used to manage water flow and provide hydroelectric power. The Yampa River also plays an important role in agriculture, providing irrigation water for crops in the surrounding areas.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Yampa River Above Stagecoach Reservoir
USGS 09237450
23 cfs 2.15 ft -3.77
Yampa River Below Stagecoach Reservoir
USGS 09237500
58 cfs 2.88 ft 0
Yampa River At Steamboat Springs
USGS 09239500
90 cfs 1.15 ft -4.16
Yampa River Above Elkhead Creek Near Hayden
USGS 09244490
141 cfs 1.37 ft 5.22
Yampa River Below Craig
USGS 09247600
175 cfs 0.99 ft 1.16
Yampa River Near Maybell
USGS 09251000
163 cfs 1.69 ft 0
Yampa River At Deerlodge Park
USGS 09260050
209 cfs 2 ft -2.79

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Yampa River Maximum Total Discharge

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Yampa River Year Over Year Discharge

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