Gauge Description:

Also check out the Roosevelt gage for conditions near the takeout.

Flows: The “Salt Season” occurs when the snow melts in the White Mountains of southeastern Arizona, usually beginning in March and ending in May. Sometimes good flows occur in February or last until June, but this only happens every 10 years or so. Adequate flows may also occur during Monsoon Season in July and August. For kayakers who just want to go downstream, 300 CFS is a minimum. For surfathon fun, 800 is a bare minimum, and 2,000-3,000 is optimal. For gear-hauling rafts, a minimum flow is 1,200. The river has been run up to 28,000 cfs in 2 days but most sane boaters make 10K a cut off.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
SALT RIVER NEAR CHRYSOTILE, AZ
usgs-09497500 800 - 10000 cfs II-IV 02h54m 125 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
800 -10000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable II-IV gauge is important or has warning

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
Salt @02. US 60 to Hwy 288 above Roosevelt Reservoir [AZ] Account of 05/07/19 n/a Braden Gunem
Salt @02. US 60 to Hwy 288 above Roosevelt Reservoir [AZ] Account of 05/07/19 n/a Braden Gunem
Salt @02. US 60 to Hwy 288 above Roosevelt Reservoir [AZ] Account of 03/14/19 n/a Drew Althage
Salt @02. US 60 to Hwy 288 above Roosevelt Reservoir [AZ] Account of 03/14/19 n/a Drew Althage
Salt @02. US 60 to Hwy 288 above Roosevelt Reservoir [AZ] Account of 03/14/19 n/a Drew Althage
Salt @02. US 60 to Hwy 288 above Roosevelt Reservoir [AZ] Account of 03/14/19 n/a Drew Althage
Salt @02. US 60 to Hwy 288 above Roosevelt Reservoir [AZ] Account of 03/14/19 n/a Drew Althage
Salt @02. US 60 to Hwy 288 above Roosevelt Reservoir [AZ] Account of 03/14/19 n/a Drew Althage
Salt River [AZ] Salt River Arizona n/a wreeves
Salt [AZ] How to use a groover n/a wreeves
4y91d23h28m /Salt-2 - US 60 to Hwy 288 above Roosevelt Reservoir [AZ] springtime on the Salt n/a Doug Rhodes
4y98d02h38m /Salt-2 - US 60 to Hwy 288 above Roosevelt Reservoir [AZ] early spring on the river a good level Doug Rhodes
9y264d11h05m /Salt-2 - US 60 to Hwy 288 above Roosevelt Reservoir [AZ] Holey Moley 0 cfs Eric Rudolph
> 10 years /Salt-2 - US 60 to Hwy 288 above Roosevelt Reservoir [AZ] Account of 01/02/11 0 cfs David Jaquette
> 10 years /Salt-2 - US 60 to Hwy 288 above Roosevelt Reservoir [AZ] Account of 01/02/11 0.00 ft David Jaquette
> 10 years @Salt 2 - US 60 to Hwy 288 above Roosevelt Reservoir [AZ] The Salt! high runnable Stuart Perillo
> 10 years @Salt 2 - US 60 to Hwy 288 above Roosevelt Reservoir [AZ] Stuart Perillo high runnable Stuart Perillo