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 The original River Trips application can also be viewed, but the data there are no longer updated as of 1 Dec 2016.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
2016-07-26 MO Salt River F See Spillway Cincinnati Road 7.0 Center 77 2.05 Good None
2016-06-10 MO Salt River F Shanks Mississippi River 4.6 New London 39 2.53 Good Poor
2016-06-10 MO Mississippi River G Salt River Louisiana 1.6 12.00 Good Poor
2015-07-31 MO Salt River F See Spillway Cincinnati Road 7.0 Center 9420 12.73 High None
2015-07-27 MO Salt River F Bluff View Indian Camp 18.7 New London 7390 9.76 High None
2015-06-15 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Barclay 6.3 Windyville 332 2.86 Good None
2015-06-14 MO James River Delaware Shelvin Rock 6.5 Boaz 439 3.17 Good None
2007-08-11 MO Current River Akers Pulltite 9.5 Akers 181 Good None
2006-06-24 MO Meramec River Bluffs Ozark Outdoors 9.0 Sullivan 341 2.32 Good None
2003-08-16 MO Big Piney River Sandy Shoals Boiling Springs 6.5 Big Piney 125 2.42 Good None

Summary for Storts

Data Rows10
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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