Gauge Description:

Low:200 - 1,00 cfs
Med: 1,000 - 2,000 cfs
High: 2,00 cfs and up

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR WELLSVILLE
codwr-ARKWELCO0 3000 - 7000 cfs III 01h40m ~ 332 cfs (running)
gauge class Very Low to low-moderate flows.

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
150 -1000 cfs barely runnable-med runnable III gauge is important or has warning Very Low to low-moderate flows.
1000 -2000 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable IV gauge is important or has warning Low-moderate to high-moderate flows.
2000 -3000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable IV gauge is important or has warning High-moderate to high flows.
3000 -7000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable IV-V gauge is important or has warning High to very high flows.
ARKANSAS RIVER AT PARKDALE, CO.
usgs-07094500 3000 - 7000 cfs III 137d13h10m ~ 240 cfs (too low)
This gauge (2459 sq.mi.drainage) lies not far downstream of put-in, thus should quite accurately portray actual flow in run.
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
300 -1000 cfs barely runnable-med runnable III gauge is important or has warning Low to low-moderate flows.
1000 -2000 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable IV gauge is important or has warning Low-moderate to high-moderate flows.
2000 -3000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable IV gauge is important or has warning High-moderate to high flows.
3000 -7000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable IV-V gauge is important or has warning High boatable flows.

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
Arkansas [CO] Happy Paula on Gorge n/a Sam Baudoux
Arkansas- Royal Gorge [Co] Bottom of Sunshine 900cfs Connie Logsdon
Arkansas [Co] Open boat in Sunshine 1090@9am Connie Logsdon
Arkansas- Royal Gorge [Co] The Hole 900cfs Connie Logsdon
Arkansas [CO] Royal Gorge 1400 cfs Matt Muir
Arkansas [CO] Escape from Sunshine n/a John Kobak
7y275d22h21m /Arkansas-J. Parkdale Launch to Canon City [CO] Account of 05/18/11 n/a Christopher Brobin
7y277d03h53m @Arkansas 11. Parkdale Launch to Canon City [CO] Royal Gorge low runnable level Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years Arkansas [CO] Royal Gorge 4 700 Sam Baudoux
> 10 years @Arkansas 11. Parkdale Launch to Canon City [CO] Royal Gorge 900 cfs Thomas O'Keefe