Mill City To Mehama


This "lower" run has less whitewater, more houses, and more people (during the summer) than the run upstream (Packsaddle Park to Mill City).  The river takes on a more urban feel here and the lack of any "major" rapids makes this a common training ground for up and coming Kayakers, open canoists, and families looking for a summer float.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the North Santiam River are between a bare minimum of 800cfs and a high of 3,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 14181500, the North Santiam River At Niagara Remember only watercraft are permitted at Mill City to Mehama.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
N.Umpqua R Blw Slide Ck Dam Nr Toketee Falls
USGS 14315700
275 cfs 2.5 ft
South Fork Mckenzie River Near Rainbow
USGS 14159500
617 cfs 1.8 ft
Boulder Creek Near Toketee Falls
USGS 14316495
41 cfs 2.4 ft
N Umpqua River Abv Copeland Ck Nr Toketee Falls
USGS 14316500
787 cfs 4.9 ft
Schafer Creek Near Lacomb
USGS 14188610
48 cfs 5.1 ft
Quartzville Creek Near Cascadia
USGS 14185900
2,140 cfs 7.6 ft
Clearwater R Ab Trap Cr Nr T Falls
USGS 14314500
48 cfs 3.4 ft
Metolius River Near Grandview
USGS 14091500
1,460 cfs 1.6 ft
Smith R Ab Smith R Res Nr Belknap Sprgs
USGS 14158790
123 cfs 6.4 ft
North Santiam River At Niagara
USGS 14181500
3,910 cfs 5.1 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Cascade Summit
SNOTEL 388
1" -2"
crater lake national park hq
SNOTEL CRLO3
2.59" 0"
Mckenzie
SNOTEL 619
2" -4"
Hogg Pass
SNOTEL 526
1" -1"
Irish Taylor
SNOTEL 545
2" -1"
Salt Creek Falls
SNOTEL 729
1" -1"
Clackamas Lake
SNOTEL 398
1" -2"