Difficulty III-V
Length 16.5 Miles
Flow Range 600 - 3000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 3490 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 06/11/2019 8:57 pm

River Description

Includes the Monster Section described on Oregon Kayaking.

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Jennie Goldberg
4 years ago

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/travel/outdoors/2015/02/20/thrills-lush-beauty-upper-south-santiam/23768679/ describes the 8.5 mile class III-III+ section from just above Mountain House (RM 53.5), to RM 46.1 (which excludes the Monster section (which is below Hwy 20 - RM 46.1).

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Oregon Waterway Access Bill Set to Become Law

Priscilla Macy

This week, Oregon House Bill 2835 re-passed the Oregon House on a 52-7 vote. Having earlier cleared the Senate, the bill now awaits a signature from the Governor to be signed into law. For decades, opportunities to protect and improve the ability of the public to access and legally use waterways for recreation have seen minimal progress, while efforts to severely limit access have been a consistent threat. Oregon House Bill 2835 is a pivotal piece of legislation in Oregon, and the first proactive waterway access bill in recent history to have made it through the state legislature.


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