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+) 01h12m ~ 9970 cfs (too high)

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