|20th of April|
|Runnable Min||800 cfs|
|Runnable Max||3000 cfs|
|Class||III to V|
|Current Weather||70° Chance Showers|
Dillon Falls to Mount Bachelor Village (Big Eddy) is currently
with streamflow levels at 1240cfs, about -11%
the average runnable rate of 1400cfs.
We recommend paddling this section of the Deschutes River between a bare minimum of 800cfs and a high of 3000cfs.
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. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Dillon Falls To Mount Bachelor Village (Big Eddy) are sourced from the nearby USGS streamflow gauge at Deschutes River Near Culver, Oreg..
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 a 30 percent chance of showers after 11am. increasing clouds, with a high near 70. southwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 18 mph.
With a 1240cfs streamflow rate, Dillon Falls To Mount Bachelor Village (Big Eddy) is currently above its 766cfs average seasonal streamflow for this time of year by 62%. Typically, this paddling destination has seen streamflow levels ranging between a low of 521cfs in 2015, and a high of 1240cfs seen in 2019. Data for this report is sourced directly from USGS streamflow gauge 14076500
Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between
A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 11am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 57. North wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
a 30 percent chance of showers after 11am. increasing clouds, with a high near 70. southwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 18 mph.
It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between
930 FXUS66 KPDT 191158 AAA AFDPDT Area Forecast Discussion...Updated National Weather Service Pendleton OR 458 AM PDT Fri Apr 19 2019 Updated aviation discussion .SHORT TERM...Today through Sunday night. Upper level trough and cold front approaching the Pacific northwest early this morning. Satellite showing partly to mostly cloudy skies across the northern portion of the forecast area with clear skies south. As the front gets closer expect clouds to increase and spread south. Showers will develop and increase in coverage as well. Models showing a fair amount of instability over central and northeast Oregon this afternoon and early evening ahead of the front. Southwesterly jet is also moving into the region at this time. Have increased coverage and pops for thunderstorms. The front will be slow to move out of the area as it becomes nearly parallel to the upper flow. Expect showers to continue tonight over central and northeast Oregon. The upper level trough and cold front will move east Saturday. Precipitation and clouds will be decreasing especially in the afternoon. An upper level ridge then builds into the region Sat night and Sunday with fair weather. Temperatures remain fairly warm today with 60s to lower 70s. Cooler on Saturday. 94 .LONG TERM...Monday through Friday...Monday through Tuesday night a ridge will be over the area and fair and dry weather is expected aside from a slight chance of upslope showers along the Washington Cascade crest. There will be partly cloudy skies Monday night through Tuesday night as a disturbance approaches the coast but only makes slow progress. By Wednesday the ECMWF and Canadian models show a weak system and trough crossing the area and flattening the ridge to the south while the ECMWF has the disturbance fizzle out and maintains a ridge. Have leaned towards the GFS and have a chance of showers in the mountains Wednesday afternoon along with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the eastern Oregon mountains. The lower elevations will have a slight chance of showers with the Columbia Basin remaining dry. Showers will taper off overnight. Models continue to disagree Thursday and Thursday night ...
|Dillon Falls||Scout, safety and portage on river left trail.||IV+ to V||4034.32 Feet|
|Below Dillon Falls Rapid||Scout and portage on river left.||IV- to IV||4017.25 Feet|
|Helmet Check Rapid||Scout or portage from river left trail.||IV- to IV||3995.85 Feet|
|Big Eddy (Kenmore/Maytag) Rapid||Scout from Big Eddy day use area or read and run.||III to III+||3965.08 Feet|
|The Notch Rapid||Read and run||III to III+||3960.94 Feet|
|Souse Hole Rapid||Read and run.||III to III+||3957.06 Feet|
|Old Stoagie Rapid||Read and run||II+ to III||3944.95 Feet|
|Airplane Rapid||Scouting is tough but can be done on river right, near the aquaduct thingy.||III to IV||3924.63 Feet|
|Brad's Hole||Scouting is hard. Try to get a view of it before dropping in at Airplane.||III to IV||3919.92 Feet|
|Canyon Rapid||Read and run||III to IV||3908.89 Feet|
|Lava Island Falls Entrance Rapid||Portage or scout on river right by the aquaduct thingy||IV to V||3865.4 Feet|
|Lava Island Falls||Scout and portage on river right.||V||3858.44 Feet|
|Below Lava Island Falls Rapid||Scout and portage on river right. This area has been unrunnable in the past due to wood. Please be careful.||IV+ to V||3844.64 Feet|
|Playtime Rapid||Read and run||III||3786.27 Feet|
|Diversion Drop Rapid||Scout river right, well above diversion canal intake grate, beware diversion grate, do not get near it.||IV- to IV||3770.28 Feet|
|Below Intake Rapid||Read and run||III||3766.79 Feet|
|Amazing Rapid||Read and run||III||3752.77 Feet|
|Jogjam Rapid||Scout on river right trail.||III to III+||3676.97 Feet|
|100% Rapid||Read and run||III to IV||3637.31 Feet|
|1st Street Rapids||Read and run||III||3565.58 Feet|