Too Low to be paddled
and you could find yourself bottoming out on rocks.
Paddlers are advised to exercise caution
with streamflow discharge 43%
the seasonal average of 1,328 cfs.
Weather on the river today will be a slight chance of snow before 10am, then a chance of rain and snow. snow level rising to 3100 feet in the afternoon. partly sunny, with a high near 45. breezy, with a west wind 14 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. chance of precipitation is 30%.
Temps are expected to range between
over the next 5 days
Classified as a
river surfing location
along the Deschutes River,
is best paddle when discharge levels are
between 800.0 cfs to 3000.0 cfs
Benham Falls To Dillon Falls
Up until this point, the upper Deschutes is mainly a fishing and scenic mellow float. Things change drastically here as the river has significant elevation drop over the next couple of miles.
Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Deschutes River are between a bare minimum of 800cfs and a high of 3,000cfs.
River conditions sourced from USGS 14076500, the Deschutes River Near Culver
Remember only watercraft are permitted
at Benham Falls to Dillon Falls.
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