Nooksack River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Nooksack River Levels

April 16 2024

13,964 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+240.0 cfs (+3.53%) since yesterday
106.06% of Normal 3 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Nooksack River was last observed at 7,040 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 13,964 acre-ft of water today; about 106% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 6,638 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2021-11-16 when daily discharge volume was observed at 149,200 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Nooksack River At Ferndale reporting a streamflow rate of 2,630 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Nooksack River At North Cedarville with a gauge stage of 139.27 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Nooksack River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 146 ft, the Nooksack River At North Cedarville.

Last Updated 2024-04-15
Streamflow 7,040.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 106.06%
Maximum 149,200.0 cfs
2021-11-16

About the nooksack river


The Nooksack River is a 75-mile-long river in northwest Washington that flows through Whatcom County, eventually emptying into the Puget Sound. Historically, the river was used by local tribes for fishing and transportation. The river's hydrology is influenced by snow melt and rainfall, which can lead to flooding in the winter months. There are several reservoirs and dams along the river, including the Deming Dam and the Baker River Dam, which are used for hydroelectric power generation. The river is also used for recreational activities such as fishing, kayaking, and rafting, and supports agricultural uses such as irrigation for crops like blueberries and raspberries. The Nooksack River is an important natural resource for the region and is managed by various agencies to ensure its continued health and sustainability.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Nooksack River At North Cedarville
USGS 12210700
1750 cfs 139.27 ft 3.47
Nooksack River At Everson
USGS 12211200
2570 cfs 73.72 ft 3.17
Nooksack River At Ferndale
USGS 12213100
2630 cfs 5.38 ft 3.92

Peak Annual Discharge

Nooksack River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Nooksack River Year Over Year Discharge


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