Greetings from snowy Gage 6614800 here on the Michigan River near Cameron Pass, Colorado. I've been in operation since 1973 and am one of the top 5 highest elevation gages in the United States! I am managed by the @usgs Colorado Water Science Center but the @fortcollinsgov pays for me. The information I provide is used to quantify natural flows before its diversion which brings some of this water through Joe Wright Reservoir and ultimately to the Front Range of Colorado via the Cache La Poudre River (rather than down into the North Platte River basin). There are many trans-basin diversions in the State of Colorado sending water to populated areas.
It's a bit cold out right now but during the summer, fly fishing can be found downriver from me on the Michigan River.
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Photo cred: Duncan Morel, USGS

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