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Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

There a USGS gauge below Osborne Canyon near the take-out. There is also a USBR gauge Crooked River at Smith Rocks. Flows of 1400 - 4600 cfs represents the range of acceptable flow although kayaks can enjoy the run down to 800 cfs. 1500 cfs is about the lower limit for rafts and above 2000 cfs is considered a good flow. As flows increase to 4000 cfs, sections of the run approach class V and you definitely want to bring your A game. Check out the teacup diagram to determine the status of reservoirs upstream.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-14087380 800 - 4600 cfs IV(V) 04h27m 209 cfs (too low)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
800 -4600 cfs barely runnable-high runnable IV(V)

Report - Reports of Crooked 1. Lone Pine Bridge to Crooked River Ranch and related gauges

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.


When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
8y346d10h26m Crooked [OR] Hollywood Road n/a Thomas O'Keefe
8y358d18h26m Crooked [OR] Number Two: river right 2686 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
9y18h26m Crooked [OR] Crooked River Ranch golf course n/a Thomas O'Keefe
9y42h26m Crooked [OR] Crooked River Canyon 3500 cfs Thomas O'Keefe