Gauge Description:

The virtual gauge for this run provides approximate flow based on the relative area of the basin and the Skykomish at Goldbar gauge downstream (the river is ideal druing spring snow melt at between 8,000 and 10,000 on this gauge). While you can run this river much lower on the Goldbar gauge, it's a lot more enjoyable when the rapids are filled in and the pin potential goes down. The relationship used for the virtual gauge is of course dependent on snow level. When the freezing level is low the river will be flowing lower than the value given and during peak snowmelt the river may be flowing higher. The Goldbar gauge is also available through the NOAA hotline 206-526-8530).

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Foss
virtual-6267 500 - 900 cfs IV+ 01h14m 188.8 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
500 - 900 cfs barely runnable-high runnable IV+ gauge is important or has warning

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
Foss [WA] Ken and Barbie n/a Thomas O'Keefe
6y245d03h41m @Foss FR 68 Bridge to Highway 2 bridge [WA] Foss River Trip 530 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years Foss [WA] Ken & Barbie n/a monte alves
> 10 years Foss [WA] Ken and Barbie n/a Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years Foss [WA] Ken and Barbie n/a Thomas O'Keefe