Gauge Description:

USGS gauge, Army Corps of Engineers gauge (with reservoir information including inflow), the Corps is no longer providing their weekend outlook report for project operation. The Crops does however provide information on project operations that is integrated into NOAA's Green River forecast. You can also call the dam directly at 206-764-6975 or project office at 206-764-6702 if you want to find out what they'll be doing with flows over the next couple hours. Most consider flows of 1200-2000 cfs to be ideal and this is the recommended range for your first run. 1450 cfs is a great level for Paradise Ledge. At flows of 2000-4000 cfs this is a fun expert bigwater run. At flows up above 5000 cfs, things get very big and pushy. It has been run up above 10,000 cfs, but you'd better know the lines.

The median minimum acceptable flow for canoes, kayaks and IKs was 600, 700 and 750 cfs respectively. These flows provide a marginal recreational opportunity for the Headworks reach for respective watercraft. The median flow for the standard trip for canoes, kayaks and IKs was 1000, 1200 and 1500 cfs respectively. Flows of 1500 cfs fall within the optimum range for all three watercraft. Flows in this range provide a high quality recreation experience. The median flow for a high challenge trip for canoes, kayaks and IKs was 2500 cfs for all three watercraft types. The median for the highest safe flow for canoes, kayaks and IKs was 2900, 3000 and 2800 cfs respectively.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
GREEN RIVER AT PURIFICATION PLANT NEAR PALMER, WA
usgs-12106700 1000 - 3000 cfs II+(III) 00h33m 763 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
1000 -3000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable II+(III) 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
3y133d11h19m /Green-1 - Headworks to Kanaskat-Palmer State Park [WA] RR Bridge Drop n/a Andrew Halverson
7y60d09h32m /Green-1 - Headworks to Kanaskat-Palmer State Park [WA] Railroad Bridge Drop 2800 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years [WA] Account of 06/03/09 n/a n/a
> 10 years /Green-1 - Headworks to Kanaskat-Palmer State Park [WA] Railroad Bridge Drop 890 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years Green [WA] Surfing on the Green n/a Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years Green [WA] Engineered Log Jam n/a Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years Green [WA] Railroad Bridge Drop 633 cfs Thomas O'Keefe