Coweeman River - Brown Creek to Jim Watson Creek


Coweeman River, Washington, US

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Brown Creek to Jim Watson Creek

Usual Difficulty II-III(IV) (for normal flows)
Length 11.3 Miles
Avg. Gradient 41 fpm

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Photo by BOBBY BRENNEMAN

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Coweeman R. nr Kelso
wadoe-26C075 600 - 800 cfs II-III(IV) 08h52m 50 cfs (too low)


River Description

Lat/Long very approximate.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-11-22 06:42:42

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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January 17 2011 (2464 days ago)
Ricky BeckerDetails
The gauge range for too high and too low is inaccurate. I ran it @ 9.75 feet and it was VERY
high... So I would imagine that anything from 5.5 and above would be plenty FYI. And road access
into The St. Helens Tree Farm (Weyhauser) is locked so you can only drive to 7.5 miles above the
put-in bridge.
May 19 2004 (4898 days ago)
David ElliottDetails
It is worth noting that the people living on this river have had problems with the public in the
past, and they are very suspicious of people. As a result, you will see a lot of accesses with
"keep out" signs, and you may even get a visit from a local if they see you scouting a
potential takeout. However, the people in the area don't seem to have any problems with boaters -
we found them to be very friendly when they found out we were not fishermen.


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