Gauge Description:

Boaters used to refer to flows on the Animas by the downstream gauge at Durango, however, this tells you almost nothing about the flow upstream except that it is less. The best guage we have right now is the Animas below Silverton gauge. This guage typically peaks at midnight and anything above 1500 or so at the low noon reading will be very pushy. 2000 is huge. Keep in mind there are many side streams coming in above the serious rapids.

There is talk of putting a guage in at Tacoma. This would be great and I will keep you posted.

Guage description updated by dana kopf

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
ANIMAS RIVER BELOW SILVERTON, CO
usgs-09359020 300 - 2000 cfs IV-V 01h00m 47.6 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
300 -2000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable IV-V gauge is important or has warning

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