Skagit River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Skagit River Levels

May 28 2024

59,405 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-1270.0 cfs (-4.07%) since yesterday
59.13% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Skagit River was last observed at 29,950 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 59,405 acre-ft of water today; about 59% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 50,654 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2021-11-16 when daily discharge volume was observed at 283,900 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Skagit River Near Mount Vernon reporting a streamflow rate of 12,100 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Skagit River At Newhalem with a gauge stage of 83.1 ft. This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Skagit River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 492 ft, the Skagit River At Newhalem.

Last Updated 2024-05-28
Streamflow 29,950.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 59.13%
Maximum 283,900.0 cfs

About the skagit river

The Skagit River is a 150-mile-long river located in northwest Washington state. It has a rich history dating back to the indigenous people who resided in the area and relied on the river for sustenance. The river's hydrology is characterized by glacial meltwater from the surrounding mountains, resulting in high flow rates in the spring and low flow rates in the summer. The Skagit River supports various recreational activities such as fishing, kayaking, and rafting. The river also plays a crucial role in the region's agriculture, providing irrigation water for crops such as potatoes, berries, and tulips. The Skagit River is home to several reservoirs and dams, including the Ross, Diablo, and Gorge dams, which provide hydroelectric power and regulate river flows for irrigation and flood control purposes.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Skagit River At Newhalem
USGS 12178000
2630 cfs 83.1 ft -13.49
Skagit River At Marblemount
USGS 12181000
3820 cfs 3.59 ft -8.61
Skagit River Near Concrete
USGS 12194000
11400 cfs 17.03 ft -0.87
Skagit River Near Mount Vernon
USGS 12200500
12100 cfs 13.26 ft -3.2

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Skagit River Maximum Total Discharge

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Skagit River Year Over Year Discharge

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