Yampa River flow facts, maps and water resources info for the basin

Size of the watershed – 250 river miles, approx 1,798 square miles of land in basin

Flow Statistics:

  • 1,623,000 – Average total acre feet of water
  • 33,200 cfs – peak flow at Dinosaur National Monument on May 18, 1984
  • 27,400 cfs – June 8th, 2011 flow at Dinosaur.
  • 6,000 cfs – peak flow in 2012 in Steamboat Springs
  • 2,000 cfs – peak flow in 2011 in Steamboat Springs

Kevin McBride’s presentation from the 2017 State of the Yampa event, courtesy of the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District:

State of the Upper Yampa River Draft FINAL


Interesting Colorado water usage facts from a presentation by Wayne Vanderschuere, former General Manager of the Water Services Division of Colorado Springs Utilities. (Note: some of this information is dated, but we think you’ll find many of the facts and figures interesting and still relevant today.)

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