• Spires of Cedar Mesa sandstone in Chesler Park (Needles District)

    Canyonlands

    National Park Utah

Historic Flows in Cataract Canyon

Cataract Canyon peak flows are determined by utilizing United States Geological Survey (USGS) data for gauging stations at Cisco on the Colorado River and Green River on the Green River. USGS maintains mean daily values for these stations. A Cataract Canyon peak flow is the highest daily total of the mean values in a calendar year for those two stations.

 

Year

Peak Flow
(cubic feet per second)

Date

2013

22,800

5/19

2012

15,070

5/27

2011

84,800

06/11

2010

44,000

06/01

2009

52,178

05/27

2008

63,315

05/24

2007

26,850

05/22

2006

44,573

05/25

2005

69,020

05/27

2004

19,455

05/14

2003

47,900

06/04

2002

10,690

05/26

2001

32,000

05/21

2000

34,300

05/31

1999

45,000

06/19

1998

49,700

05/23

1997

70,800

06/10

1996

51,600

05/21

1995

80,700

06/19

1994

26,600

05/21

1993

70,900

05/29

1992

24,860

05/29

1991

30,000

05/24

1990

22,400

06/13

1989

16,310

04/26

1988

28,600

05/22

1987

43,000

05/19

1986

69,500

06/08

1985

68,200

05/10

1984

114,900

05/27

1983

104,700

06/27

1982

39,100

05/31

1981

23,700

06/09

1980

59,100

06/13

1979

73,100

05/30

1978

53,900

06/17

1977

12,570

06/10

1976

30,800

05/23

1975

54,800

06/10

1974

50,000

05/14

1973

69,200

05/22

1972

37,700

06/10

1971

44,400

06/20 to 06/21

1970

56,600

05/24

1969

38,000

05/22 to 05/24

1968

58,000

06/07

1967

39,200

05/27

1966

28,400

05/11

1965

64,800

06/17

1964

48,900

05/28

1963

19,860

05/21 to 05/22

1962

75,300

05/14

1961

32,400

06/03

1960

37,700

06/06

1959

35,700

06/16

1958

86,000

05/31

1957

101,200

06/11

1956

59,000

06/04

1955

29,000

05/17

1954

27,180

05/27

1953

60,600

06/15

1952

100,100

06/10

1951

55,600

05/30

1950

52,200

06/08

1949

85,900

06/21

1948

75,600

05/23

1947

64,300

05/12

1946

43,300

06/12

1945

53,900

05/15

1944

72,500

05/18

1943

59,300

06/04

1942

76,500

05/29

1941

83,400

05/15

1940

38,600

05/14

1939

40,700

05/24

1938

82,800

06/06

1937

63,900

05/19

1936

65,800

05/21

1935

83,900

06/16 to 06/17

1934

21,980

05/13

1933

71,800

06/03

1932

86,200

05/24

1931

27,100

05/20

1930

60,200

06/01

1929

99,300

05/27

1928

106,600

06/01

1927

78,700

05/21

1926

71,200

05/27

1925

47,700

06/02

1924

63,600

06/16

1923

87,300

05/29

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