Gauge Description:

The tunnel pulls out approximately 1000 cfs.  So at 1300 cfs you will have about 300 cfs in the river--clearly enough to boat, but not great 'til it hits 1500 to 1800 cfs.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
COLORADO RIVER NEAR DOTSERO, CO
usgs-09070500 900 - 5000 cfs IV-V(V+) 00h37m 1730 cfs (running)
gauge class 900 is the minimum acceptable flow and there is no maximum suggested flow (Flows based on 2012 WFET Basin Report).

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
900 -5000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable IV-V(V+) gauge is important or has warning 900 is the minimum acceptable flow and there is no maximum suggested flow (Flows based on 2012 WFET Basin Report).
1800 -2000 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable IV-V(V+) gauge is important or has warning The optimal flow for this reach is 1900 (Flows based on 2012 WFET Basin Report).

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
Colorado [CO] Glenwood Canyon n/a Matt Muir
> 10 years Colorado [CO] Hole At Bottom Of Dam 1200 cfs Kit Davidson
> 10 years Colorado [CO] Upper Death (2) low Kit Davidson