River Flow Information

Here you will find links to USGS and NOAA sites with river flow information for the rivers of Whatcom and Skagit Counties.

We have  linked to sites like and where you can search and find up to date tidal information for the areas and dates you are interested in.

River Flow Information
Nooksack River, Whatcom CountyThese links to river flow cfs (Cubic Feet per Second) graphs, Gage Height, stage, and forecast predictions can be used to plan a successful fishing trip. Nothing is worse then driving out to the river to discover that it is blown out, muddy and unfishable. These resources should help avoid that.  Click on the below links for the Skagit river, Sauk river, and the Nooksack river to see current and forecasted flow levels.

USGS real-time data stream flow list for all of Washington State. Click here

NOAA River Forecasts and Data map for Whatcom and Skagit counties Click Here




Puget Sound Tides

Saltwater fish, especially estuary or incoming salmon, are effected heavily by tidal changes. Feeding will vary based on incoming, outgoing, or slack water tide conditions. Use the following links to time your fishing to the incoming and outgoing tides. Generally speaking, fishing two hours before or after a tide change is recommended. However,
there are no set "rules" that say when the fish will be feeding.

Puget Sound Tides from
Mt. Baker, Lummi IslandClick Here for Tide selections for all of Puget Sound. Select the body of water you will be fishing and the dates and get current tide reports.
Click Here Tide information
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Skagit and Whatcom County Rivers

Cascade River
Cascade River near Marblemount
USGS graph

Skagit River

Skagit River Near Mt. Vernon
NOAA Forecast   USGS graph
Skagit River near Concrete
NOAA Forecast    USGS graph
Skagit River at Marblemount 
NOAA Forecast      USGS graph                             
Samish River
NOAA Forecast    USGS Graph

Sauk River
Sauk River near Rockport
NOAA Forecast     USGS graph    
Nooksack River
Nooksack River near Ferndale
NOAA Forecast        USGS graph

Nooksack River near Cedarville
NOAA forecast         USGS graph

Nooksack River North Fork
NOAA Forecast
South Fork Nooksack, Saxon Rd.

NOAA Forecast         USGS graph
Olympic Peninsula Rivers

Bogachiel River
Bogachiel River near Lapush
NOAA Forecast    USGS graph

Calawah River
Calawah River Near Forks
NOAA Forecast    USGS graph

Elwha River
Elwha River above Lake Mills
NOAA Forecast    USGS graph

Hoh River
Hoh River at US Hwy 101 near Forks
NOAA Forecast    USGS graph

Humptulips River
Humptulips River below Hwy 101
NOAA Forecast    USGS graph

Sol Duc River
Sol Duc River at Quallayute Rd.
NOAA Forecast   

Washington Rivers Gage Height map
USGS map link to washington river height
Click image to go to USGS site with real time streamflow for all of WA.
Google maps version



Blaine, Semiahmoo Bay


Swinomish Channel ent., Padilla Bay


Tide tables for Samish Bay, and Skagit Bay aren't available from so we aren't able to display them here. To see tides for the Skagit area check out