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

Status TOO LOW
Streamflow 585 cfs
Average 1400 cfs
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Runnable Min 800 cfs
Runnable Max 3000 cfs
Length 12 Miles
Class III to V
Current Weather 70° Sunny
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Streamflow Conditions

Dillon Falls to Mount Bachelor Village (Big Eddy) 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 -55% below the average runnable rate of 1400cfs. 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 Dillon Falls To Mount Bachelor Village (Big Eddy) are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Deschutes River Near Culver, Oreg..

Run Overview

This class III to V journey is accessible from 13 different boat launch points along the Deschutes River. Paddlers should prepare for the 20 class III to V whitewater rapids along this run.

This run starts off with Dillon Falls (class V).  This is a 15 foot drop that can have some serious hydraulics below it.  A small canyon follows. 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
Dillon Falls Class IV+ to V 4034.32 Feet
Below Dillon Falls Rapid Class IV- to IV 4017.25 Feet
Helmet Check Rapid Class IV- to IV 3995.85 Feet
Big Eddy (Kenmore/Maytag) Rapid Class III to III+ 3965.08 Feet
The Notch Rapid Class III to III+ 3960.94 Feet
Souse Hole Rapid Class III to III+ 3957.06 Feet
Old Stoagie Rapid Class II+ to III 3944.95 Feet
Airplane Rapid Class III to IV 3924.63 Feet
Brad's Hole Class III to IV 3919.92 Feet
Canyon Rapid Class III to IV 3908.89 Feet
Lava Island Falls Entrance Rapid Class IV to V 3865.4 Feet
Lava Island Falls Class V 3858.44 Feet
Below Lava Island Falls Rapid Class IV+ to V 3844.64 Feet
Playtime Rapid Class III 3786.27 Feet
Diversion Drop Rapid Class IV- to IV 3770.28 Feet
Below Intake Rapid Class III 3766.79 Feet
Amazing Rapid Class III 3752.77 Feet
Jogjam Rapid Class III to III+ 3676.97 Feet
100% Rapid Class III to IV 3637.31 Feet
1st Street Rapids Class III 3565.58 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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