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CANYON RUN (LOWER BRIDGE TO BILLY CHINOOK RES.)

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

Status TOO LOW
Streamflow 585 cfs
Average 1200 cfs
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Runnable Min 700 cfs
Runnable Max 2000 cfs
Gradient 38 FPM
Length 16 Miles
Class IV- to IV+
Current Weather 70° Sunny
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Streamflow Conditions

Canyon Run (Lower Bridge to Billy Chinook Res.) 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 585cfs, about -47% below the average runnable rate of 1200cfs. Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Deschutes River are between a bare minimum of 700cfs and a high of 2000cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Canyon Run (Lower Bridge To Billy Chinook Res.) 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 2 different boat launch points along the Deschutes River. Paddlers should prepare for the 3 class IV- to IV+ whitewater rapids along this run.

Canyon Run is a fun Kayak run when the water is flowing.  Unfortunatley that doesn't happen fequently since most of the Deschutes above Billy Chinook Reservoir is used for irrigation.  This can be run year round but look for really raining periods or pre-farming season to get the most water in here. 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
Big Falls Class V+ 2490.66 Feet
Steelhead Falls Class IV+ to V 2283.55 Feet
Squaw Creek Rapid Class IV- to IV+ 2110.47 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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