The river can be paddled at lower or higher flows. It becomes more technical at lower flows and you probably wouldn't want to paddle it much below 700 cfs. At higher flows the hydraulics obviously get bigger and precise manuvering to catch eddies at the top of the big drops becomes a necessity. The BLM rates 8000 cfs as high water. Other sources have recommended flows up to 3000, 4000, and 8000 cfs. A good minumum flow for rafts is 1400 cfs. Rapids are technical but still runnable.
|OWYHEE RIVER NR ROME OR|
|usgs-13181000||1000 - 5000 cfs||III-IV(V)||00h59m||105 cfs (too low)|
Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.
|Owyhee @3. Three Forks to Rome [OR]||Account of 05/01/19||n/a||Matt Barnes|
|3y63d07h59m||/Owyhee-1. Three Forks to Rome [OR]||Widowmaker||5500 cfs||Tim Kelley|
|3y63d08h43m||/Owyhee-1. Three Forks to Rome [OR]||Widowmaker Lead-in||5500 cfs||Tim Kelley|
|3y63d08h44m||/Owyhee-1. Three Forks to Rome [OR]||Shark's Tooth||5500 cfs||Tim Kelley|
|3y63d08h49m||/Owyhee-1. Three Forks to Rome [OR]||Lower Half Mile Rapid||5500 cfs||Tim Kelley|
|4y103d09h27m||@Owyhee 3. Three Forks to Rome [OR]||Owyhee||1850 cfs||Thomas O'Keefe|
|9y175d02h06m||/Owyhee-1. Three Forks to Rome [OR]||Canyon below Widowmaker||n/a||Stephen Hunt|
|9y175d02h11m||/Owyhee-1. Three Forks to Rome [OR]||Widowmaker||a good level||Stephen Hunt|
|> 10 years||Owyhee [OR]||Owyhee River Canyon||n/a||Chris Dawkins|
|> 10 years||Owyhee [OR]||lower Half Mile Rapid||1750cfs||Chris Dawkins|