Located in the rugged mountain forests below Mt. Jefferson, Detroit Lake is stored water from the Santiam River. Detroit Dam rises 463 feet above its foundation in the narrow, steep and rocky slopes of the North Santiam Canyon. The dam provides controlled runoff, flood control, irrigation, downstream navigation improvement, recreation opportunities and power generation, while preserving the quality of the Valley's environment.
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From Salem, 45 mi E on OR 22.