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North Santiam River - oregon
Updated Aug. 21, 2019, 9 a.m.
II- to II
Feet / Mile
Streamflow 1090 cfs
Average 1500 cfs
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Current Weather 78° Sunny
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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. Weather on the river today will be sunny, with a high near 78. calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.

This run is accessible from just a single access point, Access - Mill City, located along the North Santiam River.

Season Begins: January & Ends: December

Streamflow Conditions

The Mill City to Mehama is currently runnable with streamflow levels at 1090cfs, about -29% below the average runnable rate of 1500cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Mill City To Mehama are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at North Santiam River At Niagara, Or.

Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the North Santiam River are between a bare minimum of 800cfs and a high of 3000cfs. Paddlers can expect to come across numerous class II- to II obstacles as they float down this 7 mile stretch of the North Santiam River.

Weather Overview: 78° Today, Sunny

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between A 30 percent chance of rain after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. South southwest wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. to mostly sunny, with a high near 80. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 72° - 80°

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