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 III 12d19h24m 285 cfs (too low)
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.