Gauge Description:

The following are recommended minimum flow levels:

  • Drift boats- 800cfs
  • Inflatable rafts- 500cfs
  • Canoes- 300cfs
  • Inflatable kayaks- 200cfs

(Clarno Rapid (III-IV) can be unrunable at low water; scout left, portage on either side, line right. Canoeists floating at levels above 2,500 cfs should have whitewater experience and carry floatation bags.)

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
JOHN DAY RIVER AT SERVICE CREEK, OR
usgs-14046500 1200 - 6000 cfs II-III 00h24m 380 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
1200 -6000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable II-III gauge is important or has warning

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