Welches Run


This is a nice intermediate run that begins in the canyon and runs out to Welches, OR.  For the most part this is class II to III water depending on water levels.  There is no gauge on the Salmon so you'll need to get a visual on the flow and make a call if it's worth floating or not.  Spring runoff is typically the season here.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Salmon River are between a bare minimum of cfs and a high of cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 13296500, the Salmon River Bl Yankee Fork Nr Clayton Id Remember only watercraft are permitted at Welches Run.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Metolius River Near Grandview
USGS 14091500
1,380 cfs 1.5 ft
Clackamas River At Estacada
USGS 14210000
2,200 cfs 12.9 ft
Breitenbush R Abv French Cr Nr Detroit
USGS 14179000
546 cfs 3.8 ft
Lewis River At Ariel
USGS 14220500
2,780 cfs 2.6 ft
Beaver Creek
USGS 14096850
79 cfs 2.4 ft
Bull Run River Near Multnomah Falls
USGS 14138850
286 cfs 3.9 ft
White Salmon River Near Underwood
USGS 14123500
970 cfs 4.0 ft
Little North Santiam River Near Mehama
USGS 14182500
485 cfs 4.0 ft
Blazed Alder Creek Near Rhododendron
USGS 14138800
37 cfs 1.6 ft
South Fork Bull Run River Near Bull Run
USGS 14139800
69 cfs 3.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Clear Lake
SNOTEL 401
30" -2"
South Fork Bull Run
SNOTEL 925
18" 0"
Surprise Lakes
SNOTEL 804
125" 1"
Sheep Canyon
SNOTEL 748
117" 3"
Red Hill
SNOTEL 712
115" 1"
Mckenzie
SNOTEL 619
91" 1"
Little Meadows
SNOTEL 584
82" 1"
Lone Pine
SNOTEL 591
99" -1"
Spencer Meadow
SNOTEL 776
73" 1"
Pepper Creek
SNOTEL 1104
3" 0"
Pinto Rock
SNOTEL 1263
107" 5"
Santiam Jct.
SNOTEL 733
26" -1"
June Lake
SNOTEL 553
116" -1"
Hogg Pass
SNOTEL 526
50" 0"
Spirit Lake
SNOTEL 777
15" 2"
Jump Off Joe
SNOTEL 552
21" 1"
North Fork
SNOTEL 666
62" 1"
Peavine Ridge
SNOTEL 687
25" -1"
Clackamas Lake
SNOTEL 398
28" 1"
Mt Hood Test Site
SNOTEL 651
164" 1"
Marion Forks
SNOTEL 614
11" 0"
Greenpoint
SNOTEL 504
41" 1"
Calamity
SNOTEL 1109
5" 1"
Blazed Alder
SNOTEL 351
95" 0"
Swift Creek
SNOTEL 1012
227" 1"
Bear Grass
SNOTEL 1166
121" 3"
Daly Lake
SNOTEL 434
18" 0"
Potato Hill
SNOTEL 702
95" 2"