Gauge Description:

Colorado Watertalk: 303-831-7135 Division
1, Station 42 (1*42*). N. Fk. at Grant.

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Low: 150 - 300 cfs
Med: 300 - 600 cfs
High: 600 cfs and up

Flows are almost completely artificial, with 90% of the water coming from Dillon Reservoir on the Blue River via the Roberts Tunnel. Because of this Denver's water masters will usually rely on Bailey for water when the naturally flowing streams are dry. So look for off-season flows in April, May, August and September. Mid-Winter flows are also a possibility. If this run is over 600cfs head directly for the put-in ASAP!

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
NORTH FORK SOUTH PLATTE RIVER AT BAILEY
codwr-PLABAICO0 200 - 600 cfs IV-V 01h27m ~ 35.5 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
200 - 600 cfs barely runnable-high runnable IV-V gauge is important or has warning

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
North Fork of the South Platte [Co] Super Max (entrance rapid) 480cfs Brian Adkins
North Fork South Platte [CO] Crux of Supermax 400 cfs Brian Adkins
North Fork of the South Platte [Co] 4th Fall (Four Falls) n/a Brian Adkins
2y258d17h55m @South Platte, North Fork 01. Bailey to Pine [CO] Third Fall 550 cfs Kaelan Hendrickson
> 10 years South Platte, North Fork [CO] Tampax 350 Stacey Walker
> 10 years @South Platte, North Fork 01. Bailey to Pine [CO] Super Max, Lower Half 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years South Platte, North Fork [CO] Lower Canyon 345 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years South Platte, North Fork [CO] Third Fall of Four 240cfs Brian Adkins