Gauge Description:

During the winter months rapids are Class IV and higher depending upon flow conditions. If you go in the winter you'll need to hike 5 miles up to Chetco Pass before starting the 4 mile hike down.

Summer floating during low water conditions has become an increasingly popular activity on the river. You float the pools and portage the Class IV rapids that don't have lines.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
CHETCO RIVER NEAR BROOKINGS, OR
usgs-14400000 500 - 5000 cfs II-IV+(V) 01h04m 130 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
500 -5000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable II-IV+(V) gauge is important or has warning

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