Gunnison River

Tributary of the Colorado River

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Map of the Gunnison River, its tributaries and major cities
CountryUnited States
CitiesGunnison, Grand Junction
Physical characteristics
SourceEast River confluence with the Taylor River
 • coordinates38°39′49″N 106°50′50″W / 38.66361°N 106.84722°W / 38.66361; -106.84722[1]
 • elevation8,008 ft (2,441 m)[2]
MouthColorado River
 • coordinates
39°3′42″N 108°34′42″W / 39.06167°N 108.57833°W / 39.06167; -108.57833Coordinates: 39°3′42″N 108°34′42″W / 39.06167°N 108.57833°W / 39.06167; -108.57833[1]
 • elevation
4,553 ft (1,388 m)[2]
Length180 mi (290 km)[3]
Basin size7,928 sq mi (20,530 km2)[4]
 • locationNear Grand Junction[4]
 • average2,570 cu ft/s (73 m3/s)[4]
 • minimum106 cu ft/s (3.0 m3/s)
 • maximum35,200 cu ft/s (1,000 m3/s)
Basin features
 • leftTomichi Creek, Cebolla Creek, Lake Fork Gunnison River, Cimarron River, Uncompahgre River
 • rightSmith Fork, North Fork Gunnison River, Kannah Creek

The Gunnison River is a tributary of the Colorado River, 180 miles (290 km) long,[5] in the Southwestern state of Colorado. It is the largest tributary of the Colorado River in Colorado, with a mean flow of 2,570 cu ft/s (73 m3/s).

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gunnison River, USGS GNIS.
  2. ^ a b Google Earth elevation for GNIS coordinates.
  3. ^ Gunnison River, The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000.
  4. ^ a b c Water Data Report, Colorado 2003, from Water Resources Data Colorado Water Year 2003, USGS.
  5. ^ "Gunnison River". upper Colorado Retrieved 26 October 2019.

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