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Gauge Information

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
usgs-09180000 1000 - 4000 cfs II+(IV) 01h00m 145 cfs (too low)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0 -4000 cfs extremely Low-barely Low II+(IV)
1000 -4000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable II+(IV)

Report - Reports of Dolores 06. Gateway to Colorado River (UT) 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
165d14h53m /Dolores-6. Gateway to Colorado River (UT) [CO] Entering Stateline Rapid 0 cfs Nathan Fey
1y164d11h52m /Dolores-6. Gateway to Colorado River (UT) [CO] Account of 09/13/16 0 cfs Nathan Fey
5y261d14h02m /Dolores-6. Gateway to Colorado River (UT) [CO] Lower Dolores River 0 cfs Nathan Fey
5y261d14h06m /Dolores-6. Gateway to Colorado River (UT) [UT] Account of 06/09/12 0 cfs Nathan Fey
7y99d05h25m /Dolores-6. Gateway to Colorado River (UT) [CO] Account of 11/20/10 0 cfs Nathan Fey