Little Deschutes River

The Little Deschutes River flows from Klamath County to its confluence with the Deschutes River north of Gilchrist, Oregon. This sinuous river supports unique riparian wetlands and provides important habitat for wildlife that is not found in other parts of the Deschutes Basin.

Streamflow in the Little Deschutes River fails to meet summer targets during some years and often fails to meet winter targets. We hope to increase winter streamflow and manage summer streamflow in the Little Deschutes River to meet both ecosystem and irrigation needs.