Something around 800 cfs is about right although you can run this section at relatively low water. Check the USGS Queets gauge (Matheny is a Queets trib) and look for flows of at least 2000 cfs (10,000 is better). At the put-in bridge, check the big rock on upstream river left and look for water about halfway up the rock for a good moderate level. This section can be run higher or lower.
|QUEETS RIVER NEAR CLEARWATER, WA|
|usgs-12040500||7000 - 15000 cfs||III-IV||00h48m||793 cfs (too low)|
Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.
|Matheny Creek [WA]||Call 911||n/a||Thomas O'Keefe|
|Matheny Creek [WA]||Lower Matheny Creek||n/a||Thomas O'Keefe|
|3y256d11h45m||@Matheny Creek FR 21 Bridge to Q-1800 Bridge (Lower) [WA]||Call 911||n/a||Bob M|
|3y256d11h48m||@Matheny Creek FR 21 Bridge to Q-1800 Bridge (Lower) [WA]||Portaging log jam||0 cfs||Bob M|
|3y256d11h51m||@Matheny Creek FR 21 Bridge to Q-1800 Bridge (Lower) [WA]||Log Jam at start of second canyon||0 cfs||Bob M|
|> 10 years||Matheny Creek [WA]||Lower Matheny||n/a||Michael Horner|
|> 10 years||@Matheny Creek FR 21 Bridge to Q-1800 Bridge (Lower) [WA]||911, Meekhof||0 cfs||Thomas O'Keefe|
|> 10 years||Matheny Creek [WA]||Bowling Ball||n/a||Thomas O'Keefe|