Big Bend Daily Report

Last Updated: Friday, October 15, 2021
Updated Monday-Friday; most information provided by Big Bend National Park.

Howdy! We’ve changed the river level reading format on this daily report! We believe that the CFS (cubic feet per second) flow readings are a more accurate description of river conditions than the stage readings (depth in feet). CFS will be readings will be posted for ‘today’ and ‘yesterday’ while the stage reading will be posted only for ‘today’.

Desert Sports’ High Season Hours: October thru April, 7 Days a Week, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Isolated thunderstorms equals fluctuating river levels and changing trail conditions. Give us call or email us through this website for updates. STAY COOL!

Keep up with Terlingua’s changing weather conditions at The Weather Channel.


Today (10/15/21)TonightTomorrow (10/16/21)3-Day Forecast
Today (10/15/21)
Sunny. Winds will be from the northeast at 10-15 mph.
Highs: 70-85°F
Sunset: 7:22 p.m.
Increasing clouds. Winds will be from the northeast at 10-15 mph.
Lows: 55-60°F
Tomorrow (10/16/21)
Mostly cloudy. Winds will be from the northeast at 10-15 mph.
Highs: 60-75°F
Lows: 55-60°F
Sunrise: 7:55 a.m.
3-Day Forecast
SUN-TUE: Sunny to mostly cloudy.
Highs: 65-90°F
Lows: 50-65°F

Temperature and Precipitation

Location Yesterday Today Precipitation
High Low 8 am 24 hr Month Year
Panther Junction (elev 3750′) 89°F 59°F 65°F 0.00 in. 0.15 in. 7.89 in.
Chisos Basin (elev 5400′) 77°F 56°F 62°F 0.00 in. 0.28 in. 19.83 in.
Rio Grande Village (elev 1850′) 95°F 58°F 67°F 0.00 in. 0.14 in. 6.68 in.
Castolon (elev 2170′) 93°F 63°F 66°F 0.00 in. 0.16 in. 5.98 in.
Persimmon Gap (elev 2865′) 89°F 55°F 56°F 0.00 in. 0.12 in. 6.51 in.
Lajitas (elev 2340′) 93°F 58°F 59°F 0.00 in. 1.00 in. 9.40 in.

River Levels

Gauge Location Flood Stage Today Yesterday Stage (today)
Presidio 15.50 ft. 42 cfs 47 cfs 3.99 ft.
Castolon 15.50 ft. 35 cfs 36 cfs 2.53 ft.
Johnson's Ranch 15.50 ft. 51 cfs 32 cfs 3.54 ft.
Rio Grande Village 13.00 ft. 60 cfs 66 cfs 2.20 ft.
Dryden 59.00 ft. 409 cfs 409 cfs 4.87 ft.
Foster's Ranch 14.00 ft. 287 cfs 296 cfs 1.54 ft.

Park Campgrounds

For national park campgrounds availability call Big Bend National Park (Panther Junction) at 432-477-2251. For state campground availability call Big Bend Ranch State Park (Ft. Leaton) at 432-229-3613 or B.A. Warnock Visitor Ctr. (Lajitas) at 432-424-3327.