Gauge Description:

USGS gauge at Goldbar. Best when the gauge is between 2,000 and 5,000 cfs. Below 2,000 cfs is a good level for intermediates ready for their first class III run. At levels between 5,000 and 10,000 cfs this run is for experienced paddlers and above 10,000 cfs you had better be regular.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
SKYKOMISH RIVER NEAR GOLD BAR, WA
usgs-12134500 700 - 20000 cfs III+(IV) 00h55m 3120 cfs (running)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
700 -20000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable III+(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
Skykomish @1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Split Rock [WA] Account of 06/05/20 n/a Kaelan Hendrickson
Skykomish @1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Split Rock [WA] Account of 06/05/20 n/a Kaelan Hendrickson
Skykomish [WA] Ned's Needle 3500 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
Skykomish [WA] Ned's Needle n/a Thomas O'Keefe
1y230d05h24m /Skykomish-1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge [WA] Boulder Drop 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
2y315d09h24m /Skykomish-1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge [WA] Sunset Falls Access 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
3y188d19h58m /Skykomish-1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge [WA] Boulder Drop Features n/a Megan P Kelly
3y188d19h59m /Skykomish-1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge [WA] Renee's Hole n/a Megan P Kelly
3y188d20h01m /Skykomish-1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge [WA] Renee's Hole n/a Megan P Kelly
4y304d07h24m /Skykomish-1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge [WA] Skykomish runnable levels on AW site need updatig 1050 cfs andy held
5y172d03h24m /Skykomish-1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge [WA] Skykomish 2640 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
5y227d05h24m @Skykomish 1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge [WA] Cable Drop Access 3850 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
7y30d01h24m /Skykomish-1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge [WA] Cable Drop Access 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
7y73d09h24m /Skykomish-1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge [WA] Cable Drop Access 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
9y19d01h25m /Skykomish-1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge [WA] Account of 06/20/11 n/a J.R. Surbaugh
> 10 years /Skykomish-1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge [WA] Patch goes west 1,000 cfs John Alden
> 10 years Skykomish [WA] How-To Run Boulder Drop at ~1400 cfs 1400 Travis McElfresh
> 10 years Skykomish [WA] Find the Duckie! n/a Michael Horner
> 10 years Skykomish [WA] Mt. Index, Risa 3400 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years Skykomish [WA] Cherish at Skyfest Rodeo 2400 cfs Thomas O'Keefe