Gauge Description:

To get flow information check Lake Creek above Twin Lakes Reservoir, from the Colorado DWR.
Lake Creek can be run at many different levels. For the Lower Gorge and Nimby you will probably want 500 cfs or less, although everything has been run at much higher flows. Also, Lake Creek has long stretches of IV that would be a lot of fun with more water. Most of the water in Lake Creek is diverted from the Roaring Fork River on the other side of Independence Pass.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
LAKE CREEK ABOVE TWIN LAKES RESERVOIR, CO.
codwr-LAKATLCO0 300 - 1000 cfs V+ 01h11m 135 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
300 - 500 cfs barely runnable-perfect runnable V+ gauge is important or has warning Best range for the hard rapids.
500 -1000 cfs perfect runnable-high runnable V+ gauge is important or has warning Best range for the easier sections. Portage the hard rapids.

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
Lake Creek [Co] Toaster Falls 500 cfs Brian Adkins
Lake Creek [CO] Paralyzed n/a Brian Adkins
Lake Creek [CO] Paralyzer 300 cfs? Gordon Dalton
3y330d10h11m @Lake Creek 01. MM 69 to Wills Gulch picnic area [CO] Cauldron 150 cfs Kaelan Hendrickson