Sponsor this resort. Flooding will occur all along the river including headwaters...tributaries...and other streams within and near the Snoqualmie River Basin. Snoqualmie 205 Project), Historical information on the Middle Fork Valley, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Snoqualmie_River&oldid=995334718, Wild and Scenic Rivers of the United States, Articles with dead external links from January 2012, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 20 December 2020, at 13:42. The rockier parts were much larger and a large party sandbar had grown up about halfway through. It features run rate Class II to Class V+. I am affiliated with the Fall City Community… Snoqualmie River (Middle Fork) Less than an hour’s drive from downtown Seattle, the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River is one of King County’s last truly wild places, with old-growth forests, alpine lakes and peaks, whitewater rivers, strong native trout runs and healthy populations of bear, elk and cougar. Situated along the Snoqualmie River in the town of Snoqualmie, the falls plunge a sheer 268 feet in a huge amphitheater carved in ancient volcanic bedrock. Funding for this site is provided by the Coho in October and … For those feeling a quarter-mile more adventurous, the giant eddy at Plum #1 River Access Point just up SE Fish Hatchery Road also makes for an excellent put-in location. National Water Information System: Web Interface. The river then flows east before making a wide turn north. These maps subsequently are processed into The north fork has Fantastic Falls (35 ft) and Kanim Falls (200 ft). The 1 0-yr tood inundation depth has been mapped oriy lor the lo'Y\Ef Snoqualmie River, not for b'ibutaries. It has one major waterfall along its course. cooperators / programs below: Add up to 2 more sites and replot for "Discharge, cubic feet per second, [(2)]", Add up to 2 more sites and replot for "Gage height, feet", Accessibility The Snoqualmie River has quite a few major waterfalls. The intent of this blog is to provide a clearing house for information about floating the Snoqualmie River – specifically the stretch from the Snoqualmie Falls to Fall City. Introducing The Next Generation of USGS Water Data for the Nation, King County Just before its confluence with the Middle Fork the river flows through a canyon near Ernie's Grove. From the Plum Boat Launch just below Snoqualmie Falls to Fall City Park, the Snoqualmie River meanders roughly 3.3 lazy miles in the glorious and welcome Washington summer sun. It receives the waters of the Taylor River and the Pratt River in short order about halfway between its source and its mouth. The Snoqualmie River is located just east of metropolitan Seattle about 30 minutes just off Interstate 90. Fresh Snow Depth: No recent snow. Much of the year this river fluctuates with the rainfall and snow melts with the best of the NW rivers. Snoqualmie Falls (268 Stage for this station is 54.0 feet. The Tolt River and the Raging River are also monitored by USGS streamgages.[12]. Additional Data and Information.--Station data inventory, annual data report, We went again a couple of weeks later, and the river depth was considerably lower. On our second visit in 2011, the lower area was inaccessible as it was in the midst of some pretty extensive construction to completely make over the facility and public access. Data from the streamgages are used by the National Weather Service for flood forecasting and warning. Much of the road's route is on the 1920s and 30's era railroad grade of the North Bend Timber Company. The Snoqualmie River is a 45-mile (72 km) long river in King County and Snohomish County in the U.S. state of Washington. The Snoqualmie Flood Reduction Project was a controversial Army Corps of Engineers project completed in 2005 to reduce the effect of floods in the town of Snoqualmie by widening the river just above the falls. When we returned for a third time in 2017, it looked like the work was complete. ID Station Stage Discharge Class Percentile % Median % Mean Date; 12010000: NASELLE RIVER NEAR NASELLE, WA: 5.62 ft: 455 ft 3 /s It then flows west for a bit before turning northwest and continuing in that general direction until it merges with the Snoqualmie River Proper just above Snoqualmie Falls. (1) 78,800 cfs on 11/24/1990 (2) 61,000 cfs on 11/23/1959 (3) 60,700 cfs on 01/07/2009 (4) 58,100 cfs on 11/24/1986 (5) 54,900 cfs on 11/07/2006 (P) (6) 53,800 cfs on 12/02/1977 The upper reaches of the Middle Fork, Taylor, and Pratt river valleys are within the boundaries of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area. [10][11] The nearby Raging River also features a kayaking run.Kanim Falls. The Tolt River remains at a Phase 3 flood alert level, with flooding possible along the river east of Carnation. URL: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv? Title: USGS Current Conditions for the Nation The Middle Fork, approximately 41 miles (66 km) long,[5] originates from Chains Lakes, 47°33′30″N 121°14′15″W / 47.55833°N 121.23750°W / 47.55833; -121.23750,[7] and flows south to Williams Lake, then in an easterly direction until it meets with the North Fork near North Bend.