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 00h28m ~ 411 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 03/26/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Account of 03/26/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Account of 03/26/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Account of 03/26/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Account of 03/26/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Account of 03/26/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Account of 03/26/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Oh Be Joyful Creek @01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Account of 03/14/19 n/a Drew Althage
Oh Be Joyful Creek [CO] Oh Be Boofin' med Jay Seiler
Oh Be Joyful Creek [CO] First fall on Oh Be Joyful Stride-style n/a Doug Smith
Oh Be Joyful Creek [CO] Huge experience- Matt Fithian 8ft med/high James Tansey
Oh Be Joyful Creek [CO] Off the lip.... good Adam Griffin
Oh Be Joyful Creek [CO] OBJ Video - June 05' low Patrick Chambers
Oh-Be-Joyful [CO] Slide on Oh-Be-Joyful low gerrit mcgowan
Oh-Be-Joyful [CO] Oh-Be-Video n/a Chris Gorman
Oh Be Joyful Creek [co] Last slide of upper OBJ Medium Brian Adkins
2y239d22h43m @Oh Be Joyful Creek 01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Hear Attack Falls 0 cfs Andy Farquhar
2y239d22h43m @Oh Be Joyful Creek 01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] Entrance Waterfall n/a Andy Farquhar
> 10 years Oh Be Joyful Creek [CO] Open Canoe on OBJ low dooley tombras
> 10 years @Oh Be Joyful Creek 01. Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds [CO] the Big One low runnable level Brett Mayer