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Whitewater River Run

Oregon Deschutes River

Lower Deschutes (Sherars Falls To Columbia River)

Class III TO III+ Difficulty


77°, Mostly Sunny

The Lower Deschutes river run from Sherars Falls to the Columbia River is a challenging and scenic stretch of water. The rapids on this run range from class II to class IV, with several significant obstacles, including Wapinitia, Boxcar, and Oak Springs rapids. The best time to float this section is from May to September when the water flows range from 2,000 to 8,000 cfs. It is recommended that only experienced paddlers attempt this run, as the rapids can be dangerous and require advanced skills to navigate safely.

Weather today, Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.

Status Runnable
Class Level III to III+
Elevation 1,396 ft
Run Length 44.0 Mi
Streamflow Discharge 4010 cfs
Gauge Height 2.8 ft
Reporting Streamgage Deschutes River Near Madras
USGS 14092500

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Warm Springs River Near Kahneeta Hot Springs
USGS 14097100
393 cfs 1.6 ft
Crooked River Below Opal Springs
USGS 14087400
1,320 cfs 2.0 ft
Shitike Cr
USGS 14092750
142 cfs 1.6 ft
Deschutes River Near Madras
USGS 14092500
4,010 cfs 2.8 ft
Metolius River Near Grandview
USGS 14091500
1,540 cfs 1.5 ft
Bridge Cr Abv Coyote Canyon Nr Mitchell
USGS 14046778
28 cfs 1.6 ft
Shitike Creek Near Warm Springs
USGS 14093000
114 cfs 4.4 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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