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Upper Beaver Falls
   Columbia County, Oregon

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Though not nearly as significant or scenic as nearby Beaver Falls, this upper fall along Beaver Creek is noteworthy and much more accessible. The falls cascade 11 feet down a small exposure of well formed columnar basalt, with a 4-foot sliding cascade located just upstream. The pool below the falls is quite large and is a relatively popular swimming hole in the summer months (this attraction has also invariably led to the falls harboring significant amounts of litter at times as well).

HISTORY AND NAMING INFORMATION

  • Upper Beaver Falls is the Unofficial name of this waterfall.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

From the junction of Highway 30 and SR 433 at the western end of the Lewis and Clark Bridge, follow Highway 30 west for 5 miles, then bear right onto Delena Road (or Beaver Falls Road, or Old Route 30; there have been signs marking it as all three in the past). As of November 2012, there was no longer a sign marking the road, so watch your odometer and look for the road which splits off from the highway heading straight ahead where the highway bears slightly left. Take Delena Road for 1.5 miles to a small pull-off on the left side of the road at the top of the falls. If you cross the creek on the fourth bridge along Delena Road, you've gone too far.

Latitude

46.10333 N

Longitude

-123.09556 W

Elevation

381 feet

USGS Quadrangle

Delena 7 1/2"

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Distance

Beaver Falls

2.197 miles

 

 

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Magnitude

12.53

IWC

0.68  (Class 1)

RATING

24.11 %

 

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PHYSICAL MAKEUP

Height

11 feet

Tallest Drop

11 feet

Num. Drops

1

AVG. Width

50 feet

Pitch

50 degrees

Run

15 feet

Primary Form

Wide Steep Cascade

 

Watershed

Columbia River (below Portland)

Stream

Beaver Creek

AVG. Volume

50.0 cfs

Source

Unknown

Seasonality

12 months

Best Flows

November to May

 
 

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UPDATE HISTORY

Nov 09, 2012

Re-surveyed and accurately measured this waterfall

 
 
 
 
 

 

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