Gauge Description:

Minimum flows are 250 cfs for canoes/kayaks/inflatables, 800 cfs for small rafts to 14 ft., 1000 cfs for large rafts to 18 ft. Flow information hotline 970.565.7562. Flows of 2000 cfs are ideal for this section. In some years boatable flows are limited. Check with the Dolores Water Conservancy District for information on the timing of spring releases from McPhee Dam.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
DOLORES RIVER NEAR CISCO, UT
usgs-09180000 250 - 5000 cfs II+(IV) 00h39m 83.8 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
250 -5000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable II+(IV) gauge is important or has warning Minimum flows are 250 cfs for canoes/kayaks/inflatables, 800 cfs for small rafts to 14 ft., 1000 cfs for large rafts to 18 ft.
1900 -2700 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable II+(IV) gauge is important or has warning Optimal flow range (See Dolores 2011 Flow-Evaluation Report for more information).

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