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Deschutes River - oregon
Updated June 20, 2019, 2 p.m.

Streamflow 585 cfs
Average 1000 cfs
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Runnable Min 500 cfs
Runnable Max 1500 cfs
Gradient 57 FPM
Length 5 Miles
Class IV to IV+
Current Weather 70° Sunny
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Streamflow Conditions

Bend to Tumalo State Park (Riverhouse Run) is currently runnable with streamflow levels at 585cfs, about -37% below the average runnable rate of 1000cfs. Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Deschutes River are between a bare minimum of 500cfs and a high of 1500cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Bend To Tumalo State Park (Riverhouse Run) are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Deschutes River Near Culver, Oreg..

Run Overview

This class IV to IV+ journey is accessible from 3 different boat launch points along the Deschutes River. Paddlers should prepare for the 6 class IV to IV+ whitewater rapids along this run.

As the river leaves the North part of Bend, much of the water gets diverted above in the many spillways and canals.  This leaves a smaller feeling river for the next few miles that make up the Riverhouse Run.  Because the flows are typically smaller here, watch for wood and other hazards in this area. Weather on the river today will be sunny, with a high near 70. southwest wind 7 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the morning. winds could gust as high as 22 mph.

Season Begins: January & Ends: December

Whitewater Rapids

Obstacle Class Elevation
Intro Rapids Class III to III+ 3478.67 Feet
Wright Stuff Rapid Class IV 3449.41 Feet
Flumes of Doom Rapid Class IV to IV+ 3422.26 Feet
T-Rex Rapid Class III+ to IV 3365.45 Feet
The Ogre Rapid Class IV 3280.05 Feet
Final Rapid Class II+ to III 3236.79 Feet

Weather Overview: 70° Today, Sunny

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Northwest wind 7 to 11 mph. to sunny, with a high near 77. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 65° - 77°

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