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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 27 FPM
Length 12 Miles
Class III
Current Weather 70° Sunny
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Streamflow Conditions

Cline Falls State Park to Lower Bridge 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 Cline Falls State Park To Lower Bridge are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Deschutes River Near Culver, Oreg..

Run Overview

This class III journey is accessible from 4 different boat launch points along the Deschutes River. Paddlers should prepare for the 3 class III whitewater rapids along this run.

Starting at Cline Falls State Park you will need to do a mandatory portage around Cline Falls and the Power plant just below the Highway Bridge.  Other than that this is a class III float.  The Decshutes is more rural here with some small canyons it goes in and out of. 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
Cline Falls Class V+ 2826.24 Feet
Power Station Rapid Class III 2782.47 Feet
Odin Falls Class IV to IV+ 2673.47 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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