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 1000 cfs or higher. Early in spring the gauges, located far downstream of the actual reach, are mostly reading snow melt from lower elevations.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
EAST RIVER BELOW CEMENT CREEK NR CRESTED BUTTE, CO
usgs-09112200 600 - 3000 cfs IV 00h46m ~ 488 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
600 -3000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable IV gauge is important or has warning Optimal flows: 900-2500 as defined by the 2013 Gunnison River Flow Survey

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