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
Smith River Abv Trail Brdg Resv Nr Belknap Springs
USGS 14158798
46 cfs 2,197.1 ft
North Umpqua R Bl Lemolo Lk Nr T Falls
USGS 14313500
87 cfs 4.7 ft
Blue River At Blue River
USGS 14162200
1,970 cfs 6.6 ft
Mckenzie River Bl Payne Cr
USGS 14158740
687 cfs 2,095.0 ft
N.Umpqua R Blw Soda Spgs Resv
USGS 14316455
1,230 cfs 4.8 ft
North Umpqua River At Toketee Falls Oreg.
USGS 14315500
449 cfs 4.9 ft
Mckenzie River At Outlet Of Clear Lake
USGS 14158500
1,030 cfs 4.1 ft
N Umpqua River Abv Copeland Ck Nr Toketee Falls
USGS 14316500
3,080 cfs 7.6 ft
Blowout Creek Near Detroit
USGS 14180300
421 cfs 4.8 ft
N.Umpqua R Blw Warm Springs Ck Nr Toketee Falls
USGS 14313700
143 cfs 5.6 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
crater lake national park hq
SNOTEL CRLO3
101.98" -4.48"