Dreamflows Daily Report - Thu, Mar 23, 2017
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Colorado Rivers  THU WED TUE 
Time 03/23/17 03/22/17 03/21/17 BBS Comments/Links
Colorado  Near Kremmling   noon 800 825 875   
Colorado  Near Dotsero   noon 1,750 1,800 1,700   
Colorado  Near CO-UT State Line   noon 7,000 6,750 6,500  Ruby/Horsethief Permit + Westwater Permit + Water 50°F
Green  Near Greendale   noon 4,700 4,600 4,600  Water 40°F + Lodore Permit
Yampa  At Steamboat Springs   noon 440 440 410   
Yampa  Near Maybell   noon 2,200 2,100 2,200  Water 47°F
Yampa  At Deerlodge Park   noon 2,700 2,700 2,500  Water 50°F + Yampa Canyon Permit
Green  Near Jensen   noon 8,000 8,000 7,500  Water 48°F
Eagle  At Red Cliff   noon Frozen Frozen    
Eagle  Near Minturn   noon 140 145 110   
Eagle  Below Gypsum   noon 350 350 350   
Castle Creek  At Aspen   n/a     Seasonal site, currently not reporting
Roaring Fork  Below Maroon Creek   noon 165 165 155   
Fryingpan  Near Thomasville   noon 94 105 115   
Roaring Fork  At Glenwood Springs   noon 750 775 750   
Crystal  Above Avalanche Creek   noon 230 260 245   
Gunnison  Below Gunnison Tunnel   noon 1,000 1,150 1,250   
Dolores  Below McPhee Reservoir   noon 60 60 59   
Dolores  At Bedrock   n/a     Flow currently unavailable
San Miguel  Near Placerville   noon 370 360 350   
San Juan  At Pagosa Springs   noon 950 1,050 1,000   
Animas  At Silverton   noon 77 75 77   
Animas  At Durango   noon 1,250 1,400 1,450  Water 42°F
North Platte  Near Northgate   noon 1,600 1,750 1,800   
South Platte  Near Lake George   noon 74 74 64   
No. South Platte  At Grant   noon 145 145 140   
Clear Creek  At Golden   noon 74 70 71   
No. Saint Vrain Cr  Above Buttonrock Res   n/a     Site currently not operational
Boulder Creek  Near Orodell   noon 49 48 45   
South Boulder Cr  Above Gross Reservoir   noon 36 29 31   
South Boulder Cr  Below Gross Reservoir   noon 25 25 20   
Cache La Poudre  At Canyon Mouth   noon 81 81 81   
Lake Creek  Above Twin Lakes Res   noon 20 15 25   
Clear Creek  Above Clear Creek Res   noon 17 16 16   
Arkansas  Below Granite   n/a     Seasonal site, currently not reporting
Arkansas  Near Nathrop   n/a     Seasonal site, currently not reporting
Arkansas  At Parkdale   n/a     Seasonal site, currently not reporting
Rio Grande  Near Lobatos   noon 1,500 1,350 1,200  Water 48°F
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Utah Rivers  THU WED TUE 
Time 03/23/17 03/22/17 03/21/17 BBS Comments/Links
Green  Near Greendale   noon 4,700 4,600 4,600  Water 40°F + Lodore Permit
Yampa  At Deerlodge Park   noon 2,700 2,700 2,500  Water 50°F + Yampa Canyon Permit
Green  Near Jensen   noon 8,000 8,000 7,500  Water 48°F
Green  At Ouray   noon 8,250 7,500 7,250   
Green  At Green River   noon 9,250 8,750 8,500  Desolation/Gray Permit + Labyrinth Canyon Permit + Stillwater Canyon Permit + Rising 35 cfs/hr
Green  At Mineral Bottom   noon 8,500 8,000 7,500   
San Rafael  Near Green River   noon 71 72 68  Water 54°F
Colorado  Near CO-UT State Line   noon 7,000 6,750 6,500  Ruby/Horsethief Permit + Westwater Permit + Water 50°F
Colorado  Near Cisco   noon 8,000 8,000 7,750  Water 51°F
Colorado  At Potash   noon 8,250 8,000 7,500   
Colorado  In Cataract Canyon   noon 16,500 15,500 14,500  2011 Rising 4 cfs/hr + Cataract Canyon Permit
Fremont  Near Caineville   n/a     Site currently not operational
Dirty Devil  Near Hanksville   noon 120 115 115   
Escalante  Near Escalante   noon 27 10 7   
San Juan  At Mexican Hat   noon 2,300 2,350 2,250  Water 53°F + Upper/Lower Permit
No. Virgin  Near Springdale   noon 420 410 390   
Weber  At Gateway   noon 2,800 2,100 1,950   
Ogden  Below Pineview Res   noon 1,100 1,050 1,000   
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Arizona Rivers  THU WED TUE 
Time 03/23/17 03/22/17 03/21/17 BBS Comments/Links
Colorado  Near Lees Ferry   noon 13,500 13,500 13,500  Water 48°F + Grand Canyon Permit
Colorado  Above Diamond Creek   noon 14,500 15,500 11,000   
Lower Colorado  Below Hoover Dam   noon 8,500 7,500 5,750  
Salt  At Salt River Canyon   noon 3.73ft 3.75ft 3.80ft  2013 Upper Salt Permit
Salt  Above Roosevelt Lake   noon 2,050 2,050 2,100   
Verde  Near Camp Verde   noon 185 185 200   
Verde  Above Horseshoe Reservoir   noon 625 625 650   
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New Mexico Rivers  THU WED TUE 
Time 03/23/17 03/22/17 03/21/17 BBS Comments/Links
Rio Grande  Near Lobatos   noon 1,500 1,350 1,200  Water 48°F
Rio Grande  Near Cerro   noon 1,400 1,250 1,100   
Rio Grande  Below Taos Junction Br   noon 1,700 1,550 1,400   
Embudo Creek  Near Dixon   noon 91 78 77   
Rio Chama  Above Chama   noon 280 290 270   
Rio Brazos  At Fishtail Road   noon 98 90 82   
Rio Chama  Near La Puente   noon 1,150 1,200 1,100   
Rio Chama  Below El Vado Dam   noon 1,000 1,000 975  Chama Canyon Permit
Rio Chama  Above Abiquiu Reservoir   noon 1,100 1,100 1,100   
Gila  Near Gila   noon 525 500 500  Jan 28  
Gila  Near Redrock   noon 310 340 340   
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Estimate Information

All flows marked "est" or "rough" are estimates - which means they may well be incorrect.  For this reason, don't undertake expensive or time-consuming trips based solely on the estimate (or if you do, accept the possibility of being skunked).  Always try to confirm the sanity of the estimate by means of rainfall, snowpack, similar flows in similar drainages, word of mouth, etc.

Note 1  Confidence information appearing in the Comments column of the report means Dreamflows calculated the flow using a statistically-derived model.  In that case, two things.  Firstly, that confidence information is theoretical - it's based on the available historical data, which may or may not cover the current water year type.  Secondly, a confidence of (say) 85% sounds wonderful, but don't forget that also means there's a 15% chance the actual flow will be outside the given range.  You can report the accuracy of an estimate by visiting the river-levels webpage.

Note 2  Reservoir calculations are based on storage change.  Though useful indicators of flow trends, they can at times be amazingly inaccurate, especially if the reservoir is large.  See the Dreamflows FAQ for details.

Note 3  When gauge height is available but river flow is not, where possible, Dreamflows converts gauge height to river flow using a rating table.  The rating table used is the most currently-available, but still usually out-of-date, so the reported flow will probably be inaccurate to some extent.  You can report the accuracy of an estimate by visiting the river-levels webpage.

Note 4  Good-faith projections by the operating utility are usually reliable, but even so the scheduled releases might not occur, or be different than projected.  Reasons for this include (but are not limited to) operational, health, safety and legal.

Note 5  Informal projections by the operating utility are usually fairly reliable, however they can (and sometimes do) change radically without notice.  It's good to take these predictions with a grain of salt.

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