Gauge Description:

Low: 600 - 1,200 cfs
Med: 1,200 - 2,700 cfs
High: 2,700 cfs and up

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
ARKANSAS RIVER AT PARKDALE, CO.
usgs-07094500 300 - 5000 cfs III 16d09h56m 302 cfs (running)
gauge class Very low boatable.
Gauge (2459 sq.mi.drainage) lies just a mile downstream of listed take-out, so should quite accurately reflect flow in this run.
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
300 - 600 cfs barely runnable-med runnable III gauge is important or has warning Very low boatable.
600 -1200 cfs barely runnable-med runnable III gauge is important or has warning Low to low-moderate flows.
1200 -2700 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable III gauge is important or has warning Low-moderate to high-moderate flows.
2700 -5000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable IV gauge is important or has warning High-moderate to high flows.

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

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
> 10 years Arkansas [CO] Pinnacle 1000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe