Gauge Description:

This gauge is located just upstream of the mouth with the Columbia River. Flows are regulated by reservoirs upstream but always high enough for boating. Release from the last reservoir is provided by the Deschutes near Madras which is an alternate gauge used for this run. Flows are typically around 6500 cfs through the winter and early spring, and then dip to 4000 cfs during the summer.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
DESCHUTES RIVER AT MOODY, NEAR BIGGS, OR
usgs-14103000 3000 - 8000 cfs III 00h19m 4230 cfs (running)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
3000 -8000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable III 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.

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
Deschutes [OR] n/a Ben Griffith
Deschutes [OR] Oak Springs, Deschutes n/a Matt Muir
2y287d09h03m @Deschutes K. US 26 (Warm Springs) to Sherars Falls [OR] Deschutes River Trip 4400 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
8y345d05h03m @Deschutes K. US 26 (Warm Springs) to Sherars Falls Deschutes River Trip a good level Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years /Deschutes-K. US 26 (Warm Springs) to Sherars Falls [OR] Entering Whitehorse Rapid a good level nolan banish
> 10 years Deschutes [OR] White River Rapids 4330 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years Deschutes [OR] Sherars Falls 4330 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years Deschutes [OR] Buckskin Mary Rapids Raft Run 4330 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years Deschutes [OR] Whiskey Dick Campsite n/a Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years Deschutes [OR] Mecca Flat Access 4270 cfs n/a
> 10 years Deschutes [OR] Pelton Dam n/a Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years Deschutes [OR] Johnny @ Box Car 4300 Thomas Chambers