The information provided below can be used to determine the current conditions of the rivers and what actions the Tribe takes before conditions reach levels that pose a threat.
Following any of the links below will take you to a web site that is not under the control of the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe.
The solid blue line shows recent flow levels, while the dotted red line shows the National Weather Service’s flow forecast for the Sauk River. If flows reach 30 kcfs (the number on the right side of the graph), SSIT’s flood watch begins. This would not mean the Sauk is flooding. The 30 kcfs level is simply when the Tribe starts monitoring the slough on the Reservation hourly for signs of erosion, in case the main river channel tries to divert into the slough.
We also monitor flow levels on the Skagit and Stillaguamish Rivers (for driving access to and from the Reservation) on the following links:
If the above links do not work you may have to follow this link OHD - Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service and
1 Click on “National River Conditions” You should see a United
2.Click on the map near Seattle and .
You should see a map of Western Washington. Each "Green Dot" is a flow gage*.
3. Click on the “Sauk” gage.
If you have questions, call Scott Morris, SSIT Watershed Manager, at 425-530-9993 (cell) or the SSIT Police Department at 360-436-1438.
*spelled gage when it refers to river flow instruments, and gauge when it is used for other instruments.