River Levels

River levels for whitewater kayakers - available by SMS

 Frequently Asked Questions

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It would be impossible to list all of the river names, shortcuts, and nicknames on a single page, but here are some of the most commonly requested whitewater gauges (and shortcuts) that are currently accepted by the system.
For any river, simply text "Level" followed by the river name to 855-685-3556 for the latest flow.

A Few Examples of Paddler Shortcuts

Robe = South Fork of the Stillaguamish

MF Nook = Middle Fork of the Nooksack

Sky = Skykomish

MM = Middle Middle (Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie)

Big Q = Big Quilcene River near mouth

LWS = Little White Salmon near Willard, WA

Tied 4 1st = San Joaquin Below Mammoth Pool Res

Chili = South American At Chili Bar

Purdons = South Yuba At Hwy 49 Bridge

Cresta = North Feather Below Grizzly Creek

Burnt Ranch = Trinity At Cedar Flat

Hells = Highland Creek Near North Stanislaus Confluence

Standard Shortcuts

NF = North Fork
MF = Middle Fork
SF = South Fork
EF = East Fork
WF = West Fork
No or N = North
Mi or M = Middle
So or S = South
Ea or E = East
We or W = West
Rvr or Rv = River
Crk or Cr = Creek

River Names