Gauge Description:

Low: 600 - 1,000 cfs
Med: 1,000 - 2,500 cfs
High: 2,500 cfs and up

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR NATHROP, CO
usgs-07091200 300 - 5000 cfs IV 16h14m 2630 cfs (running)
gauge class High boatable flows.
Gauge (1055 sq.mi.drainage) is rather midway down this run, so quite accurately portrays actual flows.
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
300 - 600 cfs barely runnable-med runnable III gauge is important or has warning Very low boatable.
600 -1000 cfs barely runnable-med runnable III-IV gauge is important or has warning Low boatable.
1000 -2500 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable III-IV gauge is important or has warning Low-moderate to high-moderate.
2500 -5000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable IV gauge is important or has warning High boatable flows.

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.