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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) 00h40m 17.9 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 07. 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
1y6d04h34m /Dolores-6. Gateway to Colorado River (UT) [CO] Entering Stateline Rapid 0 cfs Nathan Fey
2y5d01h33m /Dolores-6. Gateway to Colorado River (UT) [CO] Account of 09/13/16 0 cfs Nathan Fey
6y102d03h43m /Dolores-6. Gateway to Colorado River (UT) [CO] Lower Dolores River 0 cfs Nathan Fey
6y102d03h47m /Dolores-6. Gateway to Colorado River (UT) [UT] Account of 06/09/12 0 cfs Nathan Fey
7y304d19h06m /Dolores-6. Gateway to Colorado River (UT) [CO] Account of 11/20/10 0 cfs Nathan Fey