|Runnable Min||800 cfs|
|Runnable Max||3000 cfs|
|Class||V- to V+|
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,
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..
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
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.
|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|
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.
sunny, with a high near 77.
It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between