Gauge Description:

Because the entire run is through a bedrock canyon you can grind down this run with lower than recommended flows. The drops will be boney but you can still enjoy a scenic float. The run is best after some winter rains have filled things in to a good moderate level. Look for levels to be between 2000 - 4000 on the Calawah gauge. On the higher end of that range, you will want flows to be dropping quickly and then slowing the closer it gets to 2000.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
CALAWAH RIVER NEAR FORKS, WA
usgs-12043000 2000 - 4000 cfs II-V 00h28m 11400 cfs (too high)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
2000 -4000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable II-V 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
Sitkum [WA] Sitkum River n/a Thomas O'Keefe
1y322d09h46m @Sitkum Above Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek [WA] 50/50 portage 0 cfs Jacob Cruser
3y364d05h18m @Sitkum Above Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek [WA] Brandeberry confluence, high water n/a Jacob Cruser
5y42d07h58m @Sitkum Above Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek [WA] Sitkum River 2800 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
5y56d07h58m @Sitkum Above Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek [WA] Sitkum River 4000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years Sitkum [WA] Low Water Run on the Sitkum 700 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years Sitkum [WA] Sitkum put-in n/a Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years Sitkum [WA] Cotton Candy n/a Thomas O'Keefe