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.
|MF NOOKSACK RIVER NEAR DEMING, WA|
|usgs-12208000||800 - 1600 cfs||V||00h18m||631 cfs (too low)|
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