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Deschutes River - oregon
Updated June 20, 2019, 3 p.m.

Status TOO LOW
Streamflow 581 cfs
Average 1500 cfs
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Runnable Min 800 cfs
Runnable Max 3000 cfs
Gradient 43 FPM
Length 3 Miles
Class V- to V+
Current Weather 70° Sunny
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Streamflow Conditions

Benham Falls to Dillon Falls is currently TOO LOW to be paddled and you could find yourself bottoming out on rocks. Paddlers are advised to exercise caution with streamflow levels at 581cfs, about -58% below the average runnable rate of 1500cfs. Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Deschutes River are between a bare minimum of 800cfs and a high of 3000cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Benham Falls To Dillon Falls are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Deschutes River Near Culver, Oreg..

Run Overview

This class V- to V+ journey is accessible from 3 different boat launch points along the Deschutes River. Paddlers should prepare for the 5 class V- to V+ whitewater rapids along this run.

Up until this point, the upper Deschutes is mainly a fishing and scenic mellow float.  Things change drastically here as the river has significant elevation drop over the next couple of miles. 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
Banham Falls Entrance Rapid Class III to IV 4141.83 Feet
Benham Falls Class V to V+ 4102.13 Feet
Below Benham Falls 1 Rapid Class III to III+ 4090.25 Feet
Below Benham Falls 2 Rapid Class III to III+ 4073.54 Feet
Below Benham Falls 3 Rapid Class III- to III 4050.7 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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