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

Streamflow 4030 cfs
Average 4000 cfs
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Runnable Min 2500 cfs
Runnable Max 9000 cfs
Gradient 13 FPM
Length 63 Miles
Class III to III+
Current Weather 73° Sunny then Sunny and Breezy
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Streamflow Conditions

Warm Springs to Sherars Falls is currently runnable with streamflow levels at 4030cfs, about 4% above the average runnable rate of 4000cfs. Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Deschutes River are between a bare minimum of 2500cfs and a high of 9000cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Warm Springs To Sherars Falls are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Deschutes River Near Madras, Or.

Run Overview

This class III to III+ journey is accessible from 8 different boat launch points along the Deschutes River. Paddlers should prepare for the 14 class III to III+ whitewater rapids along this run. Warm Springs to Sherars Falls is also ideal for multi day paddlers looking to do some camping too. Campers will find 35 riverside campsites as the run winds its way through 63 miles of the beautiful Deschutes River.

This is a very popular section of the Deschutes (known as the lower deschutes).  Raft overnighters or multi-day trips are possible here as well as day runs.  Day runs typically are done around Wapinitia Creek or Maupin to Sherars Falls take out on Sandy Beach. Weather on the river today will be sunny, with a high near 73. breezy, with a northwest wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 18 to 23 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 32 mph.

Season Begins: January & Ends: December

Whitewater Rapids

Obstacle Class Elevation
Upper Trout Creek Rapids Class II to II+ 1282.65 Feet
Lower Trout Creek Rapid Class II to II+ 1279.8 Feet
Upper Whitehorse Rapid Class II to II+ 1166.32 Feet
Whitehorse Rapid Class III+ to IV- 1160.4 Feet
Buckskin Mary Rapid Class III to III+ 1008.01 Feet
Four-chutes Rapid Class II to II+ 1005.0 Feet
Lower Four-chutes Rapid Class II to II+ 1003.11 Feet
Wapinitia Rapid Class III to III+ 887.65 Feet
Boxcar Rapid Class III to III+ 864.77 Feet
Surf City Rapid Class II to II+ 783.25 Feet
Oak Springs Rapid Class IV- to IV 776.37 Feet
White River Rapid Class II to II+ 756.22 Feet
Upper Elevator Rapid Class II to II+ 747.82 Feet
Lower Elevator Rapid Class II+ to III- 742.67 Feet

Weather Overview: 73° Today, Sunny then Sunny and Breezy

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. to mostly sunny, with a high near 80. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 70° - 80°

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