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.
|SLATE R AB BAXTER GL @HWY 135 NR CRESTED BUTTE, CO|
|usgs-385106106571000||500 - 2500 cfs||V||00h37m||~ 255 cfs (too low)|
Gauge is on the Slate River, downstream of a number of different inflows.
Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.