Gauge Description:

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.

NOAA Graph

White Salmon River at Husum

USGS Graph


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
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