Gauge Description:

Low: 600 - 1,000 cfs
Med: 1,000 - 2,700 cfs
High: 2,500 cfs and up

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR NATHROP, CO
usgs-07091200 2500 - 5000 cfs II-III 139d16h12m ~ 189 cfs (too low)
Gauge (1055 sq.mi.drainage) lies on immediate prior section, so should quite well portray actual flows here.
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
300 - 600 cfs barely runnable-med runnable II-III gauge is important or has warning Very low-boatable to low.
600 -1000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable II-III gauge is important or has warning Low to low-moderate.
1000 -2500 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable II-III gauge is important or has warning Low-moderate to high-moderate flow.
2500 -5000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable II-III gauge is important or has warning High-moderate to high flow.

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] FIBark huge loop 1200 James Tansey
Arkansas [CO] 1000 Josh Stone
Arkansas [CO] FIBArk '07 (3) n/a Nathan Fey
Arkansas [CO] Bungy Surfing in Salida n/a Dale Perry
Arkansas [CO] The Ducky Race n/a Dale Perry
Arkansas [CO] The Ducky Race n/a Dale Perry
275d07h25m /Arkansas-G. Stone Bridge to Rincon (Salida Town) [CO] The 1600 (plus a hundred, possibly) report looked correct 1700 cfs Donald McCoy
4y310d15h26m /Arkansas-G. Stone Bridge to Rincon (Salida Town) [CO] Salida Dam Chute n/a Billy McMahon
4y310d15h29m /Arkansas-G. Stone Bridge to Rincon (Salida Town) [CO] ~3000cfs n/a Billy McMahon
> 10 years Arkansas [CO] Downtown Playboating (SH) 2200 cfs Stephen Hales
> 10 years Arkansas [CO] Salida slalom course 720 cfs Thomas O'Keefe