This web page is nearly identical to the classic River Trips application, but pulls data from the new database, with data formatted to mimic the old format. The original River Trips application can also be viewed, but the data there are no longer updated as of 1 Dec 2016.

River Trips (Classic)

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Date State River Start End Distance Station Discharge Height Condition Fishing
2018-05-27 MO Swan Creek Rt AA Hulls Ford Road 7.4 Good Excellent
2014-08-17 MO Sac River Caplinger Mills Rt N 0.7 Caplinger Mills 45 4.76 Low Poor
2014-07-30 MO Mississippi River G Saverton Du Pont 6.5 10.00 Good None
2014-07-28 MO Salt River F Bluff View Rt H 6.4 Center 3140 7.49 Good None
2014-07-20 MO James River Kerr Cox 4.8 Galena 277 3.13 Good Poor
2014-07-15 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Barclay 6.3 Windyville 43 1.53 Good Fair
2013-08-17 MO Finley River Riverdale James River 6.4 Riverdale 293 1.76 Good None
2013-08-17 MO James River Finley River Hootentown 3.4 Boaz 589 3.54 Good None
2013-06-22 MO Jacks Fork River Buck Hollow Rymer 9.4 Mountain View 78 1.78 Good None
2013-03-16 MO Bull Creek D Goodnight Hollow Walnut Shade 7.2 Walnut Shade 209 4.02 Good None
2012-09-02 MO James River Crighton Southwood 3.2 Springfield 25 3.70 Low None
2012-08-18 MO Gasconade River Jerome Whitehouse Ford 3.0 Jerome 475 1.36 Good None
2012-08-04 MO Current River Waymeyer Van Buren 7.2 Van Buren 707 1.92 Good None
2012-04-01 MO Sac River Rt U MO 245 4.3 Dadeville 209 5.72 Good None
2012-03-18 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Barclay 6.3 Windyville 107 1.77 Good None
2011-08-13 MO Gasconade River MO 28 Jerome 10.8 Jerome 1660 2.91 Good None
2011-07-10 MO Little Piney Creek Newburg Gasconade River 4.8 Newburg 114 2.32 Low None
2011-07-10 MO Gasconade River Little Piney Creek Jerome 1.2 Jerome 1040 2.27 Good None
2010-08-07 MO Elk River Rt DD MO 43 9.0 Tiff City 238 3.56 Low None
2010-07-11 MO Sac River FR 44 Rt U 8.0 Dadeville 124 5.28 Good None
2010-07-03 MO Bryant Creek Sycamore Cook 14.1 Tecumseh 309 3.86 Good None
2010-06-12 MO Gasconade River Osage Fork Hazelgreen 0.8 Hazelgreen 616 2.48 Good None
2010-06-12 MO Osage Fork H Hull Ford Gasconade River 4.5 Hazelgreen 616 2.48 Low None
2010-05-29 MO Flat Creek Rt EE Dry Creek 10.0 Jenkins 272 4.73 Good None
2009-08-22 MO Beaver Creek Brownbranch Bradleyville 7.9 Bradleyville 74 1.79 Poor None
2009-07-10 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring NRO 2.9 Windyville 77 1.38 Good None
2009-07-03 MO Little Sac River Morrisville Road MO 215 6.1 Morrisville 53 2.69 Low None
2009-05-08 MO Big Creek MO 143 Saint Francis River 11.3 Sam Baker State Park 497 2.94 Good None
2009-05-08 MO Saint Francis River Big Creek Sam Baker State Park 0.3 Patterson 2660 8.77 Good None
2008-08-16 MO Flat Creek Rt EE Flat Creek Road 5.5 Jenkins 237 5.11 Good None
2008-07-06 MO Little Sac River FR 115 Morrisville Road 5.4 Morrisville 288 3.92 Good None
2008-06-14 MO Jacks Fork River Blue Spring Rymer 6.6 Mountain View 105 2.06 Good None
2008-06-10 MO Niangua River C Moon Valley NRO 10.8 Windyville 617 3.66 High None
2007-09-02 MO James River Delaware Shelvin Rock 6.5 Boaz 118 Low None
2007-08-11 MO Current River Akers Pulltite 9.5 Akers 181 Good None
2007-07-07 MO Flat Creek Rt EE Flat Creek Road 5.5 Jenkins 152 Good None
2007-07-04 MO Jacks Fork River Blue Spring Rymer 6.6 Mountain View 102 1.73 Good None
2007-06-24 MO Pomme de Terre River MO 32 CR S-150 4.7 Polk 269 2.57 Good None
2007-06-24 MO Pomme de Terre River CR S-150 Rt D 4.5 Polk 269 2.57 Good None
2007-06-09 MO Northfork River Hebron Hammond 10.5 Tecumseh 508 2.77 Good None

Summary for Bowe

Data Rows40
Data Sources1


A Slightly above (upstream)

B Slightly below (downstream)

C Historical data are mostly lacking for the Niangua River. Furthermore, gauges placed in strategic locations for this purpose are lacking, since Bennett Spring is such an important part of the water source for the river. However, the Niangua can be floated most summers below the spring, even during dry years.

D The Sunday 3 February 2013 edition of the Springfield News-Leader contained a front page article about Bull Creek. It mentioned a local who called the river "white-watery" at 600 cfs and "low and draggy" below 200 cfs (as measured from Walnut Shade).

E The Ponca low water bridge air space measurement, compared to the USGS gauge, is explained by Mike Mills from Buffalo Outdoor Center. He describes 3-4 feet (10-20" air space) as being ideal for the upper Buffalo River as measured at Ponca.

F Salt River trips below the Clarence Cannon Dam Reregulation Pool vary greatly depending on power generation schedules, release of excess flood water, and the reregulation water level itself. Tentative power generation schedules can be found online or by calling 417.881.8772. The corps can be reached directly at 573.735.4097 (Mark Twain Lake) or 314.331.8342 / 800.432.1208 (Saint Louis District). It is best to call in the morning to ensure the tentative schedule will be followed.

G Mississippi River water levels are tracked through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers River Gages site.

H There is no USGS gauge on the Osage Fork of the Gasconade River. The listed water levels are for the Gasconade River near Hazelgreen and might not be a good indicator of the Osage Fork.

I There is no USGS gauge on Crane Creek. The listed water levels are for Flat Creek and might not be a good indicator of Crane Creek, despite the physical proximity of the two streams. The maximum air space for a successful trip at the Otto Road low water bridge is about 13 inches.

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