The North Umpqua River sustains a dependable flow of high quality water. Several components combine to produce the high water quality of the river. These attributes are: low turbidity (except during peak flow periods), low levels of contaminants and pollutants, cool water temperatures, and stable minimum in stream flows. The water quality and quantity of the North Umpqua River is the foundation for the other outstandingly remarkable values. The North Umpqua River produces a steady flow sufficient for both recreational uses and the maintenance of fish and aquatic life.