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
So Fk Mckenzie River Abv Cougar Lake Nr Rainbow Or
USGS 14159200
519 cfs 4.6 ft
N.Umpqua R Blw Soda Spgs Resv
USGS 14316455
326 cfs 3.0 ft
Mf Willamette River Blw N Fork
USGS 14148000
1,780 cfs 2.9 ft
North Umpqua River At Toketee Falls Oreg.
USGS 14315500
71 cfs 3.2 ft
Mckenzie River Bl Payne Cr
USGS 14158740
389 cfs 2,094.5 ft
Mckenzie River At Outlet Of Clear Lake
USGS 14158500
361 cfs 2.1 ft
Mckenzie River Blw Leaburg Dam
USGS 14163150
3,100 cfs 5.3 ft
N.Umpqua R Blw Warm Springs Ck Nr Toketee Falls
USGS 14313700
61 cfs 5.1 ft
Wiley Creek Near Foster
USGS 14187000
96 cfs 2.2 ft
Shitike Cr
USGS 14092750
82 cfs 1.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
New Crescent Lake
SNOTEL 660
12" -1"
Bear Grass
SNOTEL 1166
121" 3"
Roaring River
SNOTEL 719
70" 1"
Diamond Lake
SNOTEL 442
10" -1"
Jump Off Joe
SNOTEL 552
21" 1"
Daly Lake
SNOTEL 434
18" 0"
Clackamas Lake
SNOTEL 398
28" 1"
Marion Forks
SNOTEL 614
11" 0"
Peavine Ridge
SNOTEL 687
25" -1"
Holland Meadows
SNOTEL 529
40" 2"
Little Meadows
SNOTEL 584
82" 1"
Salt Creek Falls
SNOTEL 729
50" 0"
Hogg Pass
SNOTEL 526
50" 0"
Mckenzie
SNOTEL 619
91" 1"
crater lake national park hq
SNOTEL CRLO3
88.5" -0.97"
Three Creeks Meadow
SNOTEL 815
20" -1"
Santiam Jct.
SNOTEL 733
26" -1"
Summit Lake
SNOTEL 801
87" 0"
Cascade Summit
SNOTEL 388
77" 1"