Skookumchuck River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Skookumchuck River Levels

June 13 2024

877 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-20.7 cfs (-4.47%) since yesterday
97.53% of Normal 3 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Skookumchuck River was last observed at 442 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 877 acre-ft of water today; about 98% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 454 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2022-01-07 when daily discharge volume was observed at 19,200 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Skookumchuck River Near Bucoda reporting a streamflow rate of 185 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Skookumchuck River Near Vail with a gauge stage of 723.06 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Skookumchuck River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 724 ft, the Skookumchuck River Near Vail.

Last Updated 2024-06-12
Streamflow 442.3 cfs
Percent of Normal 97.53%
Maximum 19,200.0 cfs
2022-01-07

About the skookumchuck river


The Skookumchuck River is a 35-mile-long river located in southwestern Washington state. The river is known for its strong rapids, which have attracted kayakers and whitewater enthusiasts for many years. However, the river is also an important source of water for local agriculture and provides hydroelectric power through the Skookumchuck Dam, which was built in 1924. The dam creates the Skookumchuck Reservoir, which is used for fishing and boating. The river has a long history of human settlement, with indigenous peoples living along its banks for thousands of years. Today, the Skookumchuck River is an important part of the local ecosystem and provides recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Skookumchuck River Near Vail
USGS 12025700
86 cfs 723.06 ft -9.33
Skookumchuck River Bl Bldy Run Cr Nr Centralia
USGS 12026150
148 cfs 326.5 ft -3.14
Skookumchuck River Near Bucoda
USGS 12026400
185 cfs 203.98 ft -3

Peak Annual Discharge

Skookumchuck River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Skookumchuck River Year Over Year Discharge


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