Gauge Description:

Flows above 500 cfs are optimal but you can run the river lower. The USGS Gauge for the "San Juan Near Bluff" reflects the releases from the dam on the Navajo Reservoir, located in northwestern New Mexico near the Colorado border and the natural flow of the Animas River out of Colorado.

For up to date levels and info on releases from the Navaho Reservoir contact Pat Page of the US BLM:

Phone # (970) 385 6560

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-09379500 500 - 8000 cfs II 01h15m 354 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
500 -8000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable II 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
3y51d15h54m /San Juan-1. Sand Island to Mexican Hat [UT] Account of 01/07/18 0 cfs Ambrose Tuscano
6y125d15h44m @San Juan 1. Sand Island to Mexican Hat [UT] San Juan River Trip 800 cfs Thomas O'Keefe