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Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

Min and max flow are just a rough guide. Modern-day flows are limited by maximum output from the river outlet works and power plant which is 48,200 cfs. Historically flows were regularly greater than 100,000 cfs during spring snow melt, but now that can only occur if the reservoir reaches the spillways.

Gage:
Lees Ferry
Historical flow At Lees Ferry

USGS reports flows at several locations along the river.  
Colorado River near Grand Canyon, AZ  
Colorado River above Diamond Creek near Peach Springs, AZ

 

Lake Mead reservoir levels  are reported by the Bureau of Reclamation in feet.   Google maps reports in meters. 

A lake elevation of 1105 feet (sept. 2008) is equivalent to 337 meters. At this elevation the river meets lake near the end of Iceburg Canyon, which is 6 miles from South Cove.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
COLORADO RVR ABV DIAMOND CREEK NR PEACH SPRINGS AZ
usgs-09404200 4000 - 48000 cfs III-IV 00h43m 11400 cfs (running)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
4000 -48000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable III-IV
COLORADO RIVER NEAR GRAND CANYON, AZ
usgs-09402500 4000 - 48000 cfs III-IV 00h58m 11100 cfs (running)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
4000 -48000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable III-IV
COLORADO RIVER AT LEES FERRY, AZ
usgs-09380000 4000 - 48000 cfs III-IV 01h13m 8390 cfs (running)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
4000 -48000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable III-IV

Report - Reports of Colorado 18. Lee's Ferry to Lake Mead and related gauges

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

Reports

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
Colorado [AZ] moenkopi paddle raft in upset 10,000 Brady Black
Colorado18. Lee's Ferry to Lake Mead [ ] elves chasm n/a wreeves
Colorado [AZ] President Harding Rapid n/a Thomas O'Keefe
Colorado [AZ] Grand Canyon n/a Thomas O'Keefe
Colorado18. Lee's Ferry to Lake Mead [AZ] Rafting on the Grand Canyon n/a Jason Robertson
47d08h03m /Colorado-Lees Ferry to Lake Mead (Grand Canyon) roaring 20s 0 cfs christopher pratt
47d08h03m /Colorado-Lees Ferry to Lake Mead (Grand Canyon) [AZ] hermit rapid 0 cfs christopher pratt
47d08h03m /Colorado-Lees Ferry to Lake Mead (Grand Canyon) [AZ] the gems rapids 0 cfs christopher pratt
96d19h12m /Colorado-Lees Ferry to Lake Mead (Grand Canyon) [AZ] hanse rapid a good level christopher pratt
5y59d21h29m /Colorado-Lees Ferry to Lake Mead (Grand Canyon) [AZ] Griff Gilbert at Havasu 18000 cfs Dennis Huntley
5y66d21h29m /Colorado-Lees Ferry to Lake Mead (Grand Canyon) [AZ] Griff Gilbert at Deer Creek in the Canyon 18000 cfs Dennis Huntley
5y87d21h29m /Colorado-Lees Ferry to Lake Mead (Grand Canyon) [AZ] Nankoweep Graneries 18000 cfs Dennis Huntley
5y248d19h12m /Colorado-Lees Ferry to Lake Mead (Grand Canyon) [AZ] Roman Ryder @ Lava Falls 0 cfs Roman Ryder
6y5d13h27m /Colorado-Lees Ferry to Lake Mead (Grand Canyon) [AZ] The Big Ditch!! 0 cfs Frank J Perruccio
6y253d13h12m /Colorado-Lees Ferry to Lake Mead (Grand Canyon) [AZ] The Grand n/a Lee Timmons
6y253d13h13m /Colorado-Lees Ferry to Lake Mead (Grand Canyon) [AZ] Camp Site n/a Lee Timmons
6y253d13h17m /Colorado-Lees Ferry to Lake Mead (Grand Canyon) [AZ] New Year's Eve n/a Lee Timmons
6y253d13h23m /Colorado-Lees Ferry to Lake Mead (Grand Canyon) [AZ] Float the Flat n/a Lee Timmons
6y253d13h27m /Colorado-Lees Ferry to Lake Mead (Grand Canyon) [AZ] Crystal Rapid n/a Lee Timmons
6y253d13h30m /Colorado-Lees Ferry to Lake Mead (Grand Canyon) [AZ] Deer Creek Falls n/a Lee Timmons

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