Canyon Creek, Oregon, US
|Usual Difficulty||V (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||112 fpm|
|Max Gradient||302 fpm|
|SOUTH SANTIAM RIVER BELOW CASCADIA, OR|
|usgs-14185000||4.50 - 6.50 ft||V||01h31m||2.97 ft (too low)|
The upper section is high quality class V creeking. Lots of boulder rapids.
The lower section is class IV(V) and a good intermediate creeking run.
The runs are commonly run in conjuction.
Flow estimate here: Between 400 and 600 cfs is ideal for a first time run, though it can be run higher, or as low as 200 cfs.
The rapid known as Day of Judgement was altered circa 2007 and is now commonly portaged.