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
Schafer Creek Near Lacomb
USGS 14188610
0 cfs 3.5 ft
Mckenzie R Blw Trail Br Dam Nr Belknap Springs
USGS 14158850
581 cfs 6.3 ft
N.Umpqua R Blw Soda Spgs Resv
USGS 14316455
310 cfs 3.0 ft
South Santiam River Below Cascadia
USGS 14185000
35 cfs 2.0 ft
North Santiam River At Niagara
USGS 14181500
1,020 cfs 3.0 ft
Quartzville Creek Near Cascadia
USGS 14185900
24 cfs 2.8 ft
N.Umpqua R Abv White Mule Ck
USGS 14313200
89 cfs 1.5 ft
Mckenzie River Blw Leaburg Dam
USGS 14163150
1,740 cfs 4.4 ft
Metolius River Near Grandview
USGS 14091500
1,280 cfs 1.4 ft
Lookout Creek Near Blue River
USGS 14161500
11 cfs 1.6 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Summit Lake
SNOTEL 801
1" 1"
Hogg Pass
SNOTEL 526
1" 0"