Weather and River Level Information
Appropriate clothing and other gear should be carried from November through April as cold fronts can bring freezing weather with rain or snow. The “rainy season” extends from mid-July through early October and can result in locally heavy thunderstorms and flash floods. Rapid river rises can be dangerous if unprepared. Relative humidity is normally between 25%-40% year around.
The statistics shown below are from Rio Grande Village, elevation 1,850 feet above sea level.
Did You Know?
The river canyons that are a part of the Wild & Scenic River (Mariscal, Boquillas, and the Lower Canyons) receive only a small number of floaters each year, due to length & isolated locations. Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park is the focus of much of the river activity on the Rio Grande. More...