Gauge Description:

Something around 300-400 cfs is about right. Check the USGS Queets gauge and look for flows around 10k or slightly above after moderate rain. At the takeout bridge, check the big rock on upstream river left and look for about a foot of rock showing (and the smaller rock to river right of the big one should be covered). If the big rock is significantly covered the upper canyon may be too high and if most of the rock is high and dry it's probably too low.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-12040500 5000 - 25000 cfs IV+ 00h30m 793 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
5000 -25000 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
Matheny [WA] Matheny Creek gauge n/a Thomas O'Keefe
4y282d18h44m @Matheny Creek North Fork to FR 21 Bridge (Upper & Middle) [WA] Packrafting Matheny Creek in the Fall low runnable level Kevin Colburn
8y252d19h59m @Matheny Creek North Fork to FR 21 Bridge (Upper & Middle) [WA] Matheny Creek trip a good level Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years Matheny Creek [WA] FR 2160-080 Bridge Rapid med-low Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years Matheny Creek [WA] Put-in on the North Fork medium Thomas O'Keefe