Difficulty V
Length 0 Miles
Flow Range 200 - 400 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 45 minutes ago 138 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 05/13/2019 4:58 pm

River Description

According to the USGS "Fish Creek (14315950) flow is regulated by a small diversion dam 500 ft upstream from the gage."

That diversion means the flow can quickly drop or increase by as much as 150 cfs if the diversion canal is flowing.  Though large or unnatural fluctuations appear rare.

Since the gauge is downstream of this diversion, it is an accurate representation of the flow in the creek, with a couple small tributaries coming in between that gauge and the put in.

This is an adventurous class V run, one of the hardest creeks Oregon has to offer.  Lots of scouting and portaging, with the runnable rapids  outweighing the portages.

The Forest Service dumped a bunch of wood into the creek in the early 2000's, as of 2019 much of this wood has been pushed out of the main channel and the creek is worth doing if you can deal with wood and problem solving.  The run takes all day.

2019 Trip Report from Into the Outside.

Trip Report and additional photos from a raft attempt at this creek.  They had about 280 cfs on the gauge.

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