"This data is provisional and subject to change due to Dolores River inflow, future precipitation, weather patterns, managed release criteria and user demand."


Dolores River Below McPhee Reservoir

McPhee 2014 Releases


Due to low reservoir elevation and diminished snow pack no spill (managed releases) are expected downstream of McPhee Dam in 2014. Rafting will only be available on the upper Dolores above McPhee.


You can also call 970-882-2164, x5, Ken if you have questions or #1 for the control room for current conditions.

Dolores Gage below McPhee:

Dolores Gage at Dolores:

Slickrock Gage:

Gage at Bedrock:

Gage near Bedrock:

DWR Gages Division 7:

DWR Gages Division 4:


You can create your own “My Stations” on the DWR website to monitor all desired gages at once.


The most current releases are available at Division of Water Resources site, Dolores gage below McPhee,  See more rafting detailed recommendations from our local Public Lands office at



NOTE: Release estimates are approximate and updates will be made available based on emerging weather conditions, in-flow rates and reservoir levels.  Future weekly updates will be available at this site.

For additional information about rafting on the Dolores River call the Dolores District, San Juan Public lands at 882-7296 or 882-7297