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Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

Check the Sultan gauge below Powerplant. This run is at an optimum level around 1000 cfs. The canyon can be run as low as 350 cfs. Since flows are determined by powerhouse operations, you can try calling the powerhouse at 425-783-5549 (Try Barry Chrisman at extension 4 or his direct line which is 425-783-8804) if you want current information on what flows might be. The folks there have been great about providing information for paddlers.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-12138160 350 - 3000 cfs III-IV+ 00h45m 1090 cfs (running)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
350 -3000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable III-IV+

Report - Reports of Sultan 2. Powerhouse to Fishing Access and related gauges

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
Lower Sultan [WA] Top half of Last Nasty 550 4893
Sultan [WA] Sultan Powerplant access 1230 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
Sultan [WA] Powerhouse Access Trail 770 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
1y219d07h14m @Sultan 2. Powerhouse to Fishing Access [WA] Lower Sultan 2050 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
2y78d03h51m /Sultan-2. Powerhouse to Fishing Access [WA] Final drop of last nasty n/a Bob M
2y83d09h14m /Sultan-2. Powerhouse to Fishing Access [WA] Last Nasty, last half 350 cfs Bob M
2y96d05h22m /Sultan-2. Powerhouse to Fishing Access [WA] Mid run unnamed rapid n/a Bob M
2y96d05h24m /Sultan-2. Powerhouse to Fishing Access [WA] 2nd move at last nasty n/a Bob M
2y107d05h25m /Sultan-2. Powerhouse to Fishing Access [WA] Kit on first drop of last nasty 325 cfs Bob M
2y107d05h29m /Sultan-2. Powerhouse to Fishing Access [WA] Mat on First Drop / Last Nasty 325 cfs Bob M
> 10 years Sultan [WA] New Bridge n/a Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years Sultan [WA] Main Drop of Last Nasty (Small File) 800cfs Kennet Belenky
> 10 years Sultan [WA] Last Nasty 1600 cfs Thomas O'Keefe