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Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

Boaters used to refer to flows on the Animas by the downstream gauge at Durango, however, this tells you almost nothing about the flow upstream except that it is less. The best guage we have right now is the Animas below Silverton gauge. This guage typically peaks at midnight and anything above 1500 or so at the low noon reading will be very pushy. 2000 is huge. Keep in mind there are many side streams coming in above the serious rapids.

There is talk of putting a guage in at Tacoma. This would be great and I will keep you posted.

Guage description updated by dana kopf

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-09359020 300 - 2000 cfs IV-V 24d01h05m 68.9 cfs (too low)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
300 -2000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable IV-V

Report - Reports of Animas 03. Silverton to Tacoma 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.


When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
Animas [CO] Animas La Plata n/a Nick Lipkowski
> 10 years /Animas-1. Silverton to Tacoma (Upper Animas) [CO] 39897.jpeg 0 cfs Nathan Fey
> 10 years Animas [CO] No Name Falls@~5000cfs 5000 cfs Alex Harvey
> 10 years Animas [CO] No Name 3600 cfs Thomas O'Keefe