Eagle River (Colorado)
Eagle River at Eagle, Colorado
|Origin||Confluence of East Fork and South Fork
|Mouth||Confluence with Colorado River
|Length||60.5 mi (97.4 km)|
|Mouth elevation||6,122 ft (1,866 m)|
|Avg. discharge||577 cu ft/s (16.3 m3/s)|
|Basin area||945 sq mi (2,450 km2)|
It rises in southeastern Eagle County, at the continental divide, and flows northwest past Gilman, Minturn, Avon. Near Wolcott, it turns west, flowing past Eagle and Gypsum, and joins the Colorado at Dotsero, in western Eagle County.
The Eagle is navigable by typical small river craft upstream to Vail in most years. Its flow ranges from 200 cu ft/s (5.7 m3/s) in late summer of dry years to 7,000 cu ft/s (200 m3/s) during spring runoff.
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- U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 18, 2011
- "USGS Gage #09070000 on the Eagle River below Gypsum, CO". National Water Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. 1946–2011. Retrieved 2012-09-26.
- "Eagle Mine – Region 8". United States Environmental Protection Agency. April 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012.