We just got off Deso 2 days ago, water was 30-36K. This river is great for kids. Any level it's not above a class 3. Steer ridge was washed out and basically a class 2 down the left-middle. Only real hole I saw was at Joe Hutch Creek rapid (right above Joe Hutch rapid) Huge por-over in the middle that you can see 100 yards away with a huge tongue on the right to a fun wave train. Joe hutch on the right side had 3 sticky holes in a row so we went down the left tongue and it was an easy push to the middle. Didn't even get wet, the 2 big waves were washed out and now 4-5 several fun hitable waves, getting to the bottom right side eddy was the hardest move. Wire fence was still the normal far far left side down the tongue, far right was also doable but watch out for the big hole in the middle. Around the corner Three forks was just down the middle class 2+ waves, all rocks and the holes that you see at 20k are gone. Same thing with Coal Creek, pretty much washed out. Mosquitos were moderate at the put-in but after the second day no bugs and had 5 days of full sun, no clouds. Flat water was moving 6-7 MPH (just a guess) kids 9, 10 and 10, swam rapids for fun, road on paco pads..... (My 9 yr old nephew rowed half the raipds)!
At lower levels the holes are more sticky and the rocks make obsticals.....I much perfer 30k especially with kids on the trip! We would float about 6 miles in a hour. Thousand times more pleasant than doing Deso in July with a billion mosquitos!!.....just my 2 cents!