Gauge Description:

This creek is fed entirely by the days snowmelt so the later you put on the higher the flow will be. Peak flows are at sunset or shortly after.

Before June look for minimum flows of 700 cfs or higher. Early in the season the gauges, located far downstream of the actual reach, are mostly reading snow melt from lower elevations.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
SLATE R AB BAXTER GL @HWY 135 NR CRESTED BUTTE, CO
usgs-385106106571000 500 - 1800 cfs V 00h59m ~ 15.5 cfs (too low)
Gauge is on the Slate River, downstream of a number of different inflows.
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
500 -1800 cfs barely runnable-high runnable V gauge is important or has warning Optimal flows: 700-1200 (2013 Gunnison Flow Study). Slate gauge has moved downstream, possible affecting the correlated flow range.

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
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Account of 05/27/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Account of 05/27/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Account of 05/27/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Account of 05/27/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Account of 05/27/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Account of 05/27/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Account of 05/27/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Account of 05/27/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Account of 05/27/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Account of 05/27/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Account of 05/27/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Account of 05/27/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Account of 05/27/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Account of 05/27/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Account of 05/27/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Steve Melenick n/a Kestrel Kunz
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Account of 05/27/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Steve Melenick n/a Kestrel Kunz
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Account of 05/27/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Account of 03/26/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz