"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 2015 Releases


Due to the poor snow accumulation and low reservoir elevations, no managed releases are expected for recreational boating in 2015.  More fishery release schedule information will be available in April.


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