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Difficulty III-IV
Length 7.5 Miles
Gauge BUTTE CREEK AT MONITOR, OR
Flow Range 200 - 1500 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 26 minutes ago 87.6 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/12/2019 4:48 pm

River Description


 Long stretches of class II water broken up by high quality class III (IV-) drops.  There is a class five (the Butte Crack) at the put in that most people skip.  The Dam at Scott's Mills is very runnable and many people make it their first waterfall. 

More detailed information http://mthoodh2o.blogspot.com/2009/02/butte-creek.html.

Rapid Descriptions

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Ryan Morgan
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11 years ago

This a great class III/IV run. No portage runs are common with the dam/falls at Scott's Mills sometimes being portaged river left. There are some great play waves just downstream of the falls at Scott's Mills.

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Ricky Becker
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5 months ago

UPDATE: This tree is gone and the rapid is clear of wood (2017)............................................... ORIGINAL POST: River wide tree at the bottom of Knuckle buster makes the rapid un-runnable at most any level but maybe the highest. Rapid cannot be run through the bottom, although you can still run the entry piece of the rapid above into the first hole and takeout in the pool to portage.

Gage Descriptions

Gauge at monitor bridge should be at least 5.6

 

Pat welches estimate should be over 200, and over 400 for a smoother float.

www.wkcc.org/levels/?P=Oregon.html

Directions Description


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Jacob Cruiser

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Thomas O'Keefe

Revisions

Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1199059 12/18/10 Jacob Cruiser updated description, updated gauge info
1191283 08/23/01 n/a n/a
1199060 12/18/10 Jacob Cruiser gauge info
1199440 03/01/11 Thomas O'Keefe reach name
1211901 04/12/19 Jacob Cruiser updated description
1204187 01/20/17 Jacob Cruiser