Gauge Description:

USGS gauge at Goldbar. (also available through the NOAA hotline 206-526-8530). Although you can certainly paddle this section much higher than 4000 cfs, it starts to become a bit less suitable as a beginner training ground. The rapids don't become significantly more hazardous as levels rise, but the current is faster and rescues can become more challenging. Those with a strong roll and good boat control skills shouldn't have much problem up to 10,000 cfs at which point features start to wash out.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
SKYKOMISH RIVER NEAR GOLD BAR, WA
usgs-12134500 1300 - 4000 cfs II 00h42m 3940 cfs (running)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
1300 -4000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable II 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
> 10 years [AL] 35598.jpeg 5000 Dave Bowman