North Santiam River

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North Santiam River Levels

June 7 2023

2,618 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
None cfs (None%) since yesterday
18.84% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the North Santiam River was last observed at 1320 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 2618 acre-ft of water today; about 19% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 7008 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 50,900 cfs on 2022-05-08.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the North Santiam River At Niagara reporting a streamflow rate of 1,320 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the North Santiam River Near Jefferson with a gage stage of 14.5 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the North Santiam River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 1,103 ft, the North Santiam River At Niagara.

The river is also a popular destination for whitewater enthusiasts, featuring river runs like Mill City to Mehama, and Packsaddle County Park to Mill City, a class II+ to III+ run. Compare streamflow levels for nearby paddling destinations on the interactive map .

River Summary: The North Santiam River is a 92-mile river located in western Oregon, United States. The river was originally used by Native Americans for fishing and trading purposes. The river flows through the Cascade Range and is fed by numerous tributaries. The river has two major reservoirs, Detroit Lake and Big Cliff Reservoir, both of which were built in the mid-20th century for hydroelectric power generation and flood control. The North Santiam River is also used for recreational activities such as fishing, kayaking, and swimming. The river is home to a variety of fish species, including Chinook salmon, steelhead trout, and rainbow trout. The surrounding agricultural land is irrigated with water from the river, making it an important resource for the local farming communities.

Last Updated 2023-06-07
Streamflow 1,320.0 cfs
Percent Normal 18.84%
Maximum 50,900.0 cfs

North Santiam River Peak Annual Discharge

North Santiam River maximum total discharge

North Santiam River Seasonal Comparison

Year over year discharge

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