Sauk River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Sauk River Levels

June 19 2024

10,867 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-235.0 cfs (-4.11%) since yesterday
54.16% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Sauk River was last observed at 5,479 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 10,867 acre-ft of water today; about 54% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 10,116 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2021-11-15 when daily discharge volume was observed at 75,153 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Sauk River At Darrington reporting a streamflow rate of 5,220 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Sauk River, with a gauge stage of 8.24 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Sauk River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,024 ft, the Sauk River Near St. Cloud.

Last Updated 2024-06-19
Streamflow 5,479.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 54.16%
Maximum 75,153.0 cfs

About the sauk river

The Sauk River is located in western Washington and begins in the Cascade Mountains and flows into the Skagit River. The river is approximately 45 miles long and has a rich history dating back to the indigenous Snohomish and Sauk-Suiattle tribes. Hydrologically, the river is known for its high water flow and frequent flooding. The river has several dams and reservoirs, including the Culmback Dam and Reservoir, which is used for flood control and hydroelectric power generation. The river is popular for recreational activities such as fishing, kayaking, and hiking. The Sauk River also plays a significant role in agriculture, providing irrigation water for local farms and orchards.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Sauk River Near St. Cloud
USGS 05270500
877 cfs 2.94 ft -0.57
Sauk River Ab Whitechuck River Near Darrington
USGS 12186000
982 cfs 3.5 ft 0
Sauk River At Darrington
USGS 12187500
5220 cfs 8.24 ft
Sauk River Near Sauk
USGS 12189500
3620 cfs 4.67 ft -5.97

Peak Annual Discharge

Sauk River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Sauk River Year Over Year Discharge

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