Gauge Description:

Recommended flows are for the Middle Fork Nooksack gauge (73.3 sq. mi.) which is downstream of the Clearwater confluence. There is a gauge for this creek, but it's not a realtime station (Clearwater Creek near Welcome, WA, station 12207850, 18.5 sq. mi.). You can see the staff gauge at the put-in. Look for flows around .8-1.0' for a first run. Historical analysis of the data shows that actual flow on the Clearwater will be approximately 30% of the flow as measured on the Middle Fork Nooksack gauge. The correlation coefficient between the two gauges is 0.93. During the winter rainy season the freezing level plays a part in determining actual levels on this run. Rain and a low elevation freezing level can bring up the MF Nooksack while the higher-elevation watershed of the Clearwater receives snow.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
MF NOOKSACK RIVER NEAR DEMING, WA
usgs-12208000 800 - 1600 cfs V 00h38m 296 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
800 -1600 cfs barely runnable-high runnable V 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
Clearwater (MF Nooksack trib.) [WA] Take out Medium-Highish Owen Callahan
Clearwater Creek [WA] Rocky Road n/a Keith A. Robinson
> 10 years Clearwater (MF Nooksack trib.) (to MF Nooksack) [WA] [WA] Bark no bite .8 on the new guage Chris Tretwold