SEASON: This reach is dewatered during the summer irrigation season and it gets pretty cold in the
winter here. Sunny days in March and early April are often best.
DESCRIPTION: Portage Awbrey Falls on the right approximately halfway through the trip.
The Bureau of Reclamation's
Deschutes River below Bend (DEBO)
gauge applies to this section.
Look for flows of 500 to 1500 cfs.
Check out the teacup diagram to
determine the status of reservoirs
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
Use the map below to calculate how
to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
If someone gets hurt on a river, or you read about a whitewater-related injury, please report it to
American Whitewater. Don't worry about multiple submissions from other witnesses, as our safety
editors will turn multiple witness reports into a single unified accident report.
This week, Oregon House Bill 2835 re-passed the Oregon House on a 52-7 vote. Having earlier cleared the Senate, the bill now awaits a signature from the Governor to be signed into law. For decades, opportunities to protect and improve the ability of the public to access and legally use waterways for recreation have seen minimal progress, while efforts to severely limit access have been a consistent threat. Oregon House Bill 2835 is a pivotal piece of legislation in Oregon, and the first proactive waterway access bill in recent history to have made it through the state legislature.
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