Gauge Description:

This creek is fed entirely by the day's 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 at the Lower Slate River Gauge. Early in spring the gauges, located far downstream of the actual reach, are mostly reading snowmelt from lower elevations.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
SLATE R AB BAXTER GL @HWY 135 NR CRESTED BUTTE, CO
usgs-385106106571000 500 - 2500 cfs V 00h44m ~ 448 cfs (too low)
Gauge is on the Slate River, downstream of a number of different inflows.
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
500 -2500 cfs barely runnable-high runnable V gauge is important or has warning Optimal flows: 700 - 2500 (2013 Gunnison Flow Study). Slate gauge has moved downstream, possibly affecting 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
Daisy Creek @01. 40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River [CO] Account of 03/26/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Daisy Creek @01. 40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River [CO] Account of 03/26/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Daisy Creek @01. 40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River [CO] Account of 03/26/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Daisy Creek @01. 40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River [CO] Account of 03/26/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Daisy Creek @01. 40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River [CO] Account of 03/26/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Daisy Creek @01. 40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River [CO] Account of 03/26/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Daisy Creek @01. 40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River [CO] Account of 03/26/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Daisy Creek @01. 40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River [CO] Daisy Creek @01. 40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River n/a Kestrel Kunz
Daisy Creek @01. 40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River [CO] Account of 03/26/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Daisy Creek @01. 40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River [CO] Account of 03/26/19 n/a Kestrel Kunz
Daisy Creek [CO] Sequence 4 Running Doug Smith
D [CO] Sequence 3 n/a Doug Smith
Daisy Creek [Co] Rip Your Head Off n/a Brian Adkins
2y18d23h01m @Daisy Creek 01. 40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River [CO] Josh King on Big Woody Falls 0 cfs Kestrel Kunz
2y19d14h09m @Daisy Creek 01. 40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River [CO] Matt Haughee on Big Woody Falls 0 cfs Kestrel Kunz
2y19d14h22m @Daisy Creek 01. 40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River [CO] Timmy Kaetz on Big Woody Falls 0 cfs Kestrel Kunz
8y153d00h48m @Daisy Creek 01. 40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River [CO] Canoe on Big Wood Falls n/a Thomas DeVoe
8y294d18h31m @Daisy Creek 01. 40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River [CO] Upper Daisy Creek low runnable level Brett Mayer
> 10 years @Daisy Creek 01. 40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River [CO] Upper Daisy Creek low runnable level Brett Mayer