Gauge Description:

Low: 300 - 1,000 cfs
Med: 1,000 - 2,200 cfs
High: 2,200 cfs and up

 

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
ARKANSAS RIVER BELOW GRANITE, CO
usgs-07087050 300 - 3500 cfs IV 04h26m 2050 cfs (running)
Gauge (546 sq.mi.drainage) lies very near the put-in of this run, so should quite reliably reflect actual flow in run.
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
300 -1000 cfs barely runnable-med runnable III-IV gauge is important or has warning
1000 -2200 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable IV gauge is important or has warning
2200 -3500 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable IV+ gauge is important or has warning
ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR NATHROP, CO
usgs-07091200 200 - 3500 cfs IV 04h26m 2490 cfs (running)
Gauge (1055 sq.mi.drainage) is far downstream of this reach, thus overstates flow.
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
200 -3500 cfs barely runnable-high runnable IV gauge is important or has warning

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