Current Nooksack River Conditions
The Nooksack River flows west from the high snowfields and glaciers of Mt. Baker, Mt. Shuksan, and the Twin Sister Mountain Range of the North Cascades to waters of Bellingham Bay and the Salish Sea. As it makes its way, the Nooksack River weaves through forests, farmlands, and several small communities.
Home to all five species of native salmon (Chinook, coho, pink, chum and sockeye), steelhead, bull trout, Dolly Varden, resident rainbow trout, resident and sea-run cutthroat trout, the Nooksack River is also frequented by bald eagles, black bears, mountain goats, elk, and many other native fish and wildlife species that need intact, wild places to survive.
The Ferndale location is 300 feet downstream from the Main Street bridge, and at river mile 5.8. The North Cedarville location is near the State Highway 542 bridge at Nugents Corner, and at river mile 30.9.
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 23
Flood Stage: 18.0
Low Stage: -0-