The closest real-time gauge is White Salmon at Underwood. Many paddlers, however, go by the staff gauge at Husum (it's mounted to the bedrock wall downstream river right of the Hwy. 141 bridge at Husum Falls). On this gauge flows just above 2' provide a fun run at the lower range of flows. The difficulty begins to increase and the run is more committing as flows exceed 3'. An estimate of this gauge based on correlation to the Underwood gauge can be found on Pat Welch's site. The estimate is pretty good but not always accurate. The decision to paddle should be based on personal inspection of the flow.
Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.
|White Salmon [WA]||Big Brother||???||Mark Stuber|
|White Salmon [WA]||Above Double Drop||lower||Lee Timmons|
|White Salmon [WA]||Bryan @ Bob's Falls||2.8ft||Bryan Youngs|
|Green Truss [WA]||Upper Zig Zag||n/a||n/a|
|White Salmon [WA]||Big Brother||n/a||Thomas Powers|
|White Salmon [WA]||Biggs Brother||n/a||Scott Collins|
|> 10 years||White Salmon [WA]||Looking back up at Lower Zigzag||2.25' @ Husum||Thomas O'Keefe|
|> 10 years||White Salmon [WA]||Upper Zig Zag||~3'||joey baranski|
|> 10 years||White Salmon [WA]||BZ Falls||1650 cfs @ Underwood||Thomas O'Keefe|
|> 10 years||White Salmon [WA]||Oliver finishes Upper Zig Zag||Boney||joey baranski|
|> 10 years||White Salmon [WA]||Big Brother||2.0 ft.||joey baranski|
|> 10 years||White Salmon [WA]||Mike @ Big Brother||3.5ft||Scott Collins|