There is now a realtime gauge for this
river. The information below represents the old way of
Check it out when Bacon Creek is above 600cfs or so and Newhalem Creek is over 200 cfs . Historically there was a USGS gauge on the Cascade (stn. 12182500, 1908-1978, 172 sq. mi.). The paddler's visual gauge for the Cascade is at the Cascade- Rockport Bridge. The gauge is located immediately downstream of the bridge at the fish intake screens (photo). It is a non- traditional gauging system. However, this is what paddlers have been using for years.
- 1.5 screens showing-low- bony in spots, but, manageable
- 0.5 screen showing- medium-great level, a little pushy at the top
- >6 inches over the screen-high-BIG FUN, very pushy and continuous. It would be a very long swim.
You can try contacting the Marblemount Hatchery (360-873-4241) for the water level as they clean the screens daily.
|CASCADE RIVER AT MARBLEMOUNT, WA|
|usgs-12182500||700 - 3500 cfs||IV-V||00h37m||1610 cfs (running)|
|Great fun level. Everything is nicely padded but not too pushy.|
Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.
|Cascade [WA]||C.J. Arnold SWB Second Pitch 2||750cfs @ Marblemount||Chris Arnold|
|Cascade [WA]||Ryan Cole SWB Entrance||750cfs @ Marblemount||Thomas O'Keefe|
|3y331d00h20m||/Cascade-2 - Marble Creek Campground to Bridge nr. Skagit confluence [WA]||Cascade River Trip||1240 cfs||Thomas O'Keefe|
|> 10 years||Cascade [WA]||Bridge Drop debris removal||n/a||Thomas O'Keefe|