Historically there was a USGS gauge at Index (stn. 12134000, 1910-1948, 146 sq. mi.). 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 optimal around 10,000 cfs on this gauge). 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 a bit 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.
|Skykomish N. Fork at Index|
|virtual-6260||2250 - 4500 cfs||IV||26h12m||1104 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.
|Skykomish, North Fork [WA]||SkyFest Tao||3400 cfs||Thomas O'Keefe|
|Skykomish, North Fork [WA]||Minefield||n/a||Thomas O'Keefe|
|7y272d09h40m||@Skykomish, N. Fork 2. Bear Creek (Drumbeater) to South Fork confluence [WA]||North Fork Skykomish||n/a||Thomas O'Keefe|
|> 10 years||Skykomish, North Fork [WA]||Rooster Tail||3,300 cfs (approx)||Eric Mickelson|
|> 10 years||Skykomish, North Fork [WA]||Tao, SkyFest Rodeo 2002||3400 cfs||Thomas O'Keefe|
|> 10 years||Skykomish, North Fork [WA]||SkyFest Shipley C2||3400 cfs||Thomas O'Keefe|
|> 10 years||Skykomish, North Fork [WA]||Skyfest Slalom||700 cfs (est)||Thomas O'Keefe|
|> 10 years||North Fork Skykomish [WA]||Rooster Tail||2330 cfs (est)||Thomas O'Keefe|
|> 10 years||Skykomish, North Fork [WA]||El Nino||2330 cfs (est)||Thomas O'Keefe|