Gauge Description:

Check the Sultan gauge below Powerplant. This run is at an optimum level around 1000 cfs. The canyon can be run as low as 350 cfs. Since flows are determined by powerhouse operations, you can try calling the powerhouse at 425-783-5549 (Try Barry Chrisman at extension 4 or his direct line which is 425-783-8804) if you want current information on what flows might be. The folks there have been great about providing information for paddlers.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
SULTAN RIVER BELOW POWERPLANT NEAR SULTAN, WA
usgs-12138160 350 - 3000 cfs III-IV+ 04h26m 321 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
350 -3000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable III-IV+ gauge is important or has warning

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