Gauge Description:

Visual. Look for flows of 400-500 cfs. The gauge at Electron is located just upstream of the diversion for the powerhouse which removes up to 400 cfs from the river.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
PUYALLUP RIVER NEAR ELECTRON, WA
usgs-12092000 300 - 1000 cfs V 53h56m 322 cfs (running)
gauge class Most of the time the flow is 400 cfs less than reported on this gauge because flows are diverted to the powerhouse.
Gauge (92.8 sq.mi. drainage).
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
300 -1000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable V gauge is important or has warning Most of the time the flow is 400 cfs less than reported on this gauge because flows are diverted to the powerhouse.

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
4y180d09h10m /Puyallup-1 - Niesson Creek to Electron [WA] Electron Hydropower Project Tour 164 cfs Thomas O'Keefe