James River (Missouri), Springfield (07050700)

StateMissouriCurrentLow (98 cfs)
RiverJames RiverFlood - The river is flooding. Obstacles can be treacherous or deadly. The river should be avoided at this stage for casual trips and definitely for the inexperienced. Trips should be attempted only with protective gear and equipment.Flood(none)
Updated2019-12-13 20:00 (1 hour ago)High - The river is high and potentially dangerous, especially for the young and / or inexperienced. Normal stream obstacles are sometimes difficult to navigate. Extended distances can be attempted, but canoe travel may not be advisable.High1400
Discharge98 cfs (median: 92 cfs)Good - Conditions are ideal for a canoe or kayak. Boats typically will drag on fewer than one-quarter of riffles, if at all, and portages are unnecessary or rare. Normal float lengths can be attempted without a problem.Good150
Height4.62 feetLow - River is low but can still be floated. Some riffles are okay but most come with significant dragging and might need a portage. Float lengths should be reduced to accommodate low flow, dragging, and portages.Low40
TrendRising (falling over 24 hours)Poor - River is too low to float comfortably. Most or all riffles will drag or must be portaged and some obstacles (such as slick shelf rock) cause undue problems. Avoid the river at this stage for casual paddling trips.Poor(none)
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2019-12-13 20:00 4.62 98 2690 (1985) 5 (2003) 194 8 12 28 32 92 231 291 404 692
2019-12-13 19:00 4.61 96 2690 (1985) 5 (2003) 194 8 12 28 32 92 231 291 404 692
2019-12-13 18:00 4.58 92 2690 (1985) 5 (2003) 194 8 12 28 32 92 231 291 404 692
2019-12-13 17:00 4.58 92 2690 (1985) 5 (2003) 194 8 12 28 32 92 231 291 404 692
2019-12-13 16:00 4.58 92 2690 (1985) 5 (2003) 194 8 12 28 32 92 231 291 404 692
2019-12-13 15:00 4.58 92 2690 (1985) 5 (2003) 194 8 12 28 32 92 231 291 404 692
2019-12-13 14:00 4.58 92 2690 (1985) 5 (2003) 194 8 12 28 32 92 231 291 404 692
2019-12-13 13:00 4.60 95 2690 (1985) 5 (2003) 194 8 12 28 32 92 231 291 404 692
2019-12-13 12:00 4.58 92 2690 (1985) 5 (2003) 194 8 12 28 32 92 231 291 404 692
2019-12-12 22:00 4.66 104 1470 (1986) 3 (2003) 179 9 14 28 31 72 212 296 370 773
2019-12-12 21:00 4.67 106 1470 (1986) 3 (2003) 179 9 14 28 31 72 212 296 370 773
2019-12-12 20:00 4.67 106 1470 (1986) 3 (2003) 179 9 14 28 31 72 212 296 370 773
2019-12-12 19:00 4.67 106 1470 (1986) 3 (2003) 179 9 14 28 31 72 212 296 370 773
2019-12-12 18:00 4.67 106 1470 (1986) 3 (2003) 179 9 14 28 31 72 212 296 370 773
2019-12-12 17:00 4.67 106 1470 (1986) 3 (2003) 179 9 14 28 31 72 212 296 370 773
2019-12-12 16:00 4.67 106 1470 (1986) 3 (2003) 179 9 14 28 31 72 212 296 370 773
2019-12-12 15:00 4.67 106 1470 (1986) 3 (2003) 179 9 14 28 31 72 212 296 370 773
2019-12-12 14:00 4.69 109 1470 (1986) 3 (2003) 179 9 14 28 31 72 212 296 370 773
2019-12-12 13:00 4.68 108 1470 (1986) 3 (2003) 179 9 14 28 31 72 212 296 370 773
2019-12-12 12:00 4.69 109 1470 (1986) 3 (2003) 179 9 14 28 31 72 212 296 370 773
2019-12-12 11:00 4.67 106 1470 (1986) 3 (2003) 179 9 14 28 31 72 212 296 370 773
2019-12-12 10:00 4.68 108 1470 (1986) 3 (2003) 179 9 14 28 31 72 212 296 370 773
2019-12-12 09:00 4.69 109 1470 (1986) 3 (2003) 179 9 14 28 31 72 212 296 370 773
2019-12-12 08:00 4.69 109 1470 (1986) 3 (2003) 179 9 14 28 31 72 212 296 370 773
2019-12-12 07:00 4.69 109 1470 (1986) 3 (2003) 179 9 14 28 31 72 212 296 370 773
2019-12-12 06:00 4.69 109 1470 (1986) 3 (2003) 179 9 14 28 31 72 212 296 370 773
2019-12-12 05:00 4.71 113 1470 (1986) 3 (2003) 179 9 14 28 31 72 212 296 370 773
2019-12-12 04:00 4.69 109 1470 (1986) 3 (2003) 179 9 14 28 31 72 212 296 370 773
2019-12-12 03:00 4.69 109 1470 (1986) 3 (2003) 179 9 14 28 31 72 212 296 370 773
2019-12-12 02:00 4.70 111 1470 (1986) 3 (2003) 179 9 14 28 31 72 212 296 370 773
2019-12-12 01:00 4.70 111 1470 (1986) 3 (2003) 179 9 14 28 31 72 212 296 370 773
2019-12-12 00:00 4.72 114 1470 (1986) 3 (2003) 179 9 14 28 31 72 212 296 370 773
2019-12-11 23:00 4.71 113 2610 (1986) 3 (2003) 233 9 15 29 30 77 233 282 495 1460
2019-12-11 22:00 4.71 113 2610 (1986) 3 (2003) 233 9 15 29 30 77 233 282 495 1460
2019-12-11 21:00 4.71 113 2610 (1986) 3 (2003) 233 9 15 29 30 77 233 282 495 1460
2019-12-11 20:00 4.71 113 2610 (1986) 3 (2003) 233 9 15 29 30 77 233 282 495 1460
2019-12-11 19:00 4.72 114 2610 (1986) 3 (2003) 233 9 15 29 30 77 233 282 495 1460
2019-12-11 18:00 4.72 114 2610 (1986) 3 (2003) 233 9 15 29 30 77 233 282 495 1460
2019-12-11 17:00 4.73 116 2610 (1986) 3 (2003) 233 9 15 29 30 77 233 282 495 1460
2019-12-11 16:00 4.73 116 2610 (1986) 3 (2003) 233 9 15 29 30 77 233 282 495 1460
2019-12-11 15:00 4.73 116 2610 (1986) 3 (2003) 233 9 15 29 30 77 233 282 495 1460
2019-12-11 14:00 4.73 116 2610 (1986) 3 (2003) 233 9 15 29 30 77 233 282 495 1460
2019-12-11 13:00 4.74 118 2610 (1986) 3 (2003) 233 9 15 29 30 77 233 282 495 1460
2019-12-11 12:00 4.74 118 2610 (1986) 3 (2003) 233 9 15 29 30 77 233 282 495 1460
2019-12-11 11:00 4.74 118 2610 (1986) 3 (2003) 233 9 15 29 30 77 233 282 495 1460
2019-12-11 10:00 4.75 120 2610 (1986) 3 (2003) 233 9 15 29 30 77 233 282 495 1460
2019-12-11 09:00 4.75 120 2610 (1986) 3 (2003) 233 9 15 29 30 77 233 282 495 1460
2019-12-11 08:00 4.75 120 2610 (1986) 3 (2003) 233 9 15 29 30 77 233 282 495 1460
2019-12-11 07:00 4.76 122 2610 (1986) 3 (2003) 233 9 15 29 30 77 233 282 495 1460
2019-12-11 06:00 4.77 123 2610 (1986) 3 (2003) 233 9 15 29 30 77 233 282 495 1460
2019-12-11 05:00 4.77 123 2610 (1986) 3 (2003) 233 9 15 29 30 77 233 282 495 1460
2019-12-11 04:00 4.77 123 2610 (1986) 3 (2003) 233 9 15 29 30 77 233 282 495 1460
2019-12-11 03:00 4.77 123 2610 (1986) 3 (2003) 233 9 15 29 30 77 233 282 495 1460
2019-12-11 02:00 4.78 125 2610 (1986) 3 (2003) 233 9 15 29 30 77 233 282 495 1460
2019-12-11 01:00 4.78 125 2610 (1986) 3 (2003) 233 9 15 29 30 77 233 282 495 1460
2019-12-11 00:00 4.78 125 2610 (1986) 3 (2003) 233 9 15 29 30 77 233 282 495 1460
2019-12-10 23:00 4.78 125 3390 (1972) 3 (2003) 234 9 15 26 30 72 260 286 541 886
2019-12-10 22:00 4.79 127 3390 (1972) 3 (2003) 234 9 15 26 30 72 260 286 541 886
2019-12-10 21:00 4.79 127 3390 (1972) 3 (2003) 234 9 15 26 30 72 260 286 541 886
2019-12-10 20:00 4.79 127 3390 (1972) 3 (2003) 234 9 15 26 30 72 260 286 541 886
2019-12-10 19:00 4.81 131 3390 (1972) 3 (2003) 234 9 15 26 30 72 260 286 541 886
2019-12-10 18:00 4.81 131 3390 (1972) 3 (2003) 234 9 15 26 30 72 260 286 541 886
2019-12-10 17:00 4.81 131 3390 (1972) 3 (2003) 234 9 15 26 30 72 260 286 541 886
2019-12-10 16:00 4.81 131 3390 (1972) 3 (2003) 234 9 15 26 30 72 260 286 541 886
2019-12-10 15:00 4.81 131 3390 (1972) 3 (2003) 234 9 15 26 30 72 260 286 541 886
2019-12-10 14:00 4.81 131 3390 (1972) 3 (2003) 234 9 15 26 30 72 260 286 541 886
2019-12-10 13:00 4.82 132 3390 (1972) 3 (2003) 234 9 15 26 30 72 260 286 541 886
2019-12-10 12:00 4.82 132 3390 (1972) 3 (2003) 234 9 15 26 30 72 260 286 541 886
2019-12-10 11:00 4.82 132 3390 (1972) 3 (2003) 234 9 15 26 30 72 260 286 541 886
2019-12-10 10:00 4.83 134 3390 (1972) 3 (2003) 234 9 15 26 30 72 260 286 541 886
2019-12-10 09:00 4.83 134 3390 (1972) 3 (2003) 234 9 15 26 30 72 260 286 541 886
2019-12-10 08:00 4.84 136 3390 (1972) 3 (2003) 234 9 15 26 30 72 260 286 541 886
2019-12-10 07:00 4.86 140 3390 (1972) 3 (2003) 234 9 15 26 30 72 260 286 541 886
2019-12-10 06:00 4.87 142 3390 (1972) 3 (2003) 234 9 15 26 30 72 260 286 541 886
2019-12-10 05:00 4.88 144 3390 (1972) 3 (2003) 234 9 15 26 30 72 260 286 541 886
2019-12-10 04:00 4.88 144 3390 (1972) 3 (2003) 234 9 15 26 30 72 260 286 541 886
2019-12-10 03:00 4.88 144 3390 (1972) 3 (2003) 234 9 15 26 30 72 260 286 541 886
2019-12-10 02:00 4.88 144 3390 (1972) 3 (2003) 234 9 15 26 30 72 260 286 541 886
2019-12-10 01:00 4.89 146 3390 (1972) 3 (2003) 234 9 15 26 30 72 260 286 541 886
2019-12-10 00:00 4.89 146 3390 (1972) 3 (2003) 234 9 15 26 30 72 260 286 541 886
2019-12-09 23:00 4.90 148 647 (1983) 5 (2003) 145 8 11 26 29 72 228 269 415 488
2019-12-09 22:00 4.88 144 647 (1983) 5 (2003) 145 8 11 26 29 72 228 269 415 488
2019-12-09 21:00 4.87 142 647 (1983) 5 (2003) 145 8 11 26 29 72 228 269 415 488
2019-12-09 20:00 4.89 146 647 (1983) 5 (2003) 145 8 11 26 29 72 228 269 415 488
2019-12-09 19:00 4.88 144 647 (1983) 5 (2003) 145 8 11 26 29 72 228 269 415 488
2019-12-09 18:00 4.87 142 647 (1983) 5 (2003) 145 8 11 26 29 72 228 269 415 488
2019-12-09 17:00 4.86 140 647 (1983) 5 (2003) 145 8 11 26 29 72 228 269 415 488
2019-12-09 16:00 4.86 140 647 (1983) 5 (2003) 145 8 11 26 29 72 228 269 415 488
2019-12-09 15:00 4.87 142 647 (1983) 5 (2003) 145 8 11 26 29 72 228 269 415 488
2019-12-09 14:00 4.86 140 647 (1983) 5 (2003) 145 8 11 26 29 72 228 269 415 488
2019-12-09 13:00 4.87 142 647 (1983) 5 (2003) 145 8 11 26 29 72 228 269 415 488
2019-12-09 12:00 4.88 144 647 (1983) 5 (2003) 145 8 11 26 29 72 228 269 415 488
2019-12-09 11:00 4.92 152 647 (1983) 5 (2003) 145 8 11 26 29 72 228 269 415 488
2019-12-09 10:00 4.94 156 647 (1983) 5 (2003) 145 8 11 26 29 72 228 269 415 488
2019-12-09 09:00 4.94 156 647 (1983) 5 (2003) 145 8 11 26 29 72 228 269 415 488
2019-12-09 08:00 4.95 158 647 (1983) 5 (2003) 145 8 11 26 29 72 228 269 415 488
2019-12-09 07:00 4.95 158 647 (1983) 5 (2003) 145 8 11 26 29 72 228 269 415 488
2019-12-09 06:00 4.96 160 647 (1983) 5 (2003) 145 8 11 26 29 72 228 269 415 488
2019-12-09 05:00 4.96 160 647 (1983) 5 (2003) 145 8 11 26 29 72 228 269 415 488
2019-12-09 04:00 4.96 160 647 (1983) 5 (2003) 145 8 11 26 29 72 228 269 415 488
2019-12-09 03:00 4.96 160 647 (1983) 5 (2003) 145 8 11 26 29 72 228 269 415 488
2019-12-09 02:00 4.97 162 647 (1983) 5 (2003) 145 8 11 26 29 72 228 269 415 488
2019-12-09 01:00 4.96 160 647 (1983) 5 (2003) 145 8 11 26 29 72 228 269 415 488
2019-12-09 00:00 4.95 158 647 (1983) 5 (2003) 145 8 11 26 29 72 228 269 415 488
2019-12-08 23:00 4.94 156 1030 (2005) 6 (2018) 160 10 11 23 27 67 252 308 472 574
2019-12-08 22:00 4.94 156 1030 (2005) 6 (2018) 160 10 11 23 27 67 252 308 472 574
2019-12-08 21:00 4.93 154 1030 (2005) 6 (2018) 160 10 11 23 27 67 252 308 472 574
2019-12-08 20:00 4.92 152 1030 (2005) 6 (2018) 160 10 11 23 27 67 252 308 472 574
2019-12-08 19:00 4.92 152 1030 (2005) 6 (2018) 160 10 11 23 27 67 252 308 472 574
2019-12-08 18:00 4.92 152 1030 (2005) 6 (2018) 160 10 11 23 27 67 252 308 472 574
2019-12-08 17:00 4.92 152 1030 (2005) 6 (2018) 160 10 11 23 27 67 252 308 472 574
2019-12-08 16:00 4.93 154 1030 (2005) 6 (2018) 160 10 11 23 27 67 252 308 472 574
2019-12-08 15:00 4.95 158 1030 (2005) 6 (2018) 160 10 11 23 27 67 252 308 472 574
2019-12-08 14:00 5.01 171 1030 (2005) 6 (2018) 160 10 11 23 27 67 252 308 472 574
2019-12-08 13:00 4.99 166 1030 (2005) 6 (2018) 160 10 11 23 27 67 252 308 472 574
2019-12-08 12:00 5.01 171 1030 (2005) 6 (2018) 160 10 11 23 27 67 252 308 472 574
2019-12-08 11:00 5.01 171 1030 (2005) 6 (2018) 160 10 11 23 27 67 252 308 472 574
2019-12-08 10:00 5.02 173 1030 (2005) 6 (2018) 160 10 11 23 27 67 252 308 472 574
2019-12-08 09:00 5.02 173 1030 (2005) 6 (2018) 160 10 11 23 27 67 252 308 472 574
2019-12-08 08:00 5.01 171 1030 (2005) 6 (2018) 160 10 11 23 27 67 252 308 472 574
2019-12-08 07:00 5.02 173 1030 (2005) 6 (2018) 160 10 11 23 27 67 252 308 472 574
2019-12-08 06:00 5.02 173 1030 (2005) 6 (2018) 160 10 11 23 27 67 252 308 472 574
2019-12-08 05:00 5.03 175 1030 (2005) 6 (2018) 160 10 11 23 27 67 252 308 472 574
2019-12-08 04:00 4.97 162 1030 (2005) 6 (2018) 160 10 11 23 27 67 252 308 472 574
2019-12-08 03:00 4.97 162 1030 (2005) 6 (2018) 160 10 11 23 27 67 252 308 472 574
2019-12-08 02:00 4.97 162 1030 (2005) 6 (2018) 160 10 11 23 27 67 252 308 472 574
2019-12-08 01:00 4.98 164 1030 (2005) 6 (2018) 160 10 11 23 27 67 252 308 472 574
2019-12-08 00:00 5.04 177 1030 (2005) 6 (2018) 160 10 11 23 27 67 252 308 472 574
2019-12-07 23:00 5.02 173 1960 (2005) 9 (2003) 194 10 12 24 25 57 280 358 553 685
2019-12-07 22:00 5.03 175 1960 (2005) 9 (2003) 194 10 12 24 25 57 280 358 553 685
2019-12-07 21:00 5.05 179 1960 (2005) 9 (2003) 194 10 12 24 25 57 280 358 553 685
2019-12-07 20:00 5.05 179 1960 (2005) 9 (2003) 194 10 12 24 25 57 280 358 553 685
2019-12-07 19:00 5.04 177 1960 (2005) 9 (2003) 194 10 12 24 25 57 280 358 553 685
2019-12-07 18:00 5.06 182 1960 (2005) 9 (2003) 194 10 12 24 25 57 280 358 553 685
2019-12-07 17:00 5.05 179 1960 (2005) 9 (2003) 194 10 12 24 25 57 280 358 553 685
2019-12-07 16:00 5.06 182 1960 (2005) 9 (2003) 194 10 12 24 25 57 280 358 553 685
2019-12-07 15:00 5.06 182 1960 (2005) 9 (2003) 194 10 12 24 25 57 280 358 553 685
2019-12-07 14:00 5.06 182 1960 (2005) 9 (2003) 194 10 12 24 25 57 280 358 553 685
2019-12-07 13:00 5.07 184 1960 (2005) 9 (2003) 194 10 12 24 25 57 280 358 553 685
2019-12-07 12:00 5.07 184 1960 (2005) 9 (2003) 194 10 12 24 25 57 280 358 553 685
2019-12-07 11:00 5.08 186 1960 (2005) 9 (2003) 194 10 12 24 25 57 280 358 553 685
2019-12-07 10:00 5.09 188 1960 (2005) 9 (2003) 194 10 12 24 25 57 280 358 553 685
2019-12-07 09:00 5.09 188 1960 (2005) 9 (2003) 194 10 12 24 25 57 280 358 553 685
2019-12-07 08:00 5.10 190 1960 (2005) 9 (2003) 194 10 12 24 25 57 280 358 553 685
2019-12-07 07:00 5.11 193 1960 (2005) 9 (2003) 194 10 12 24 25 57 280 358 553 685
2019-12-07 06:00 5.11 193 1960 (2005) 9 (2003) 194 10 12 24 25 57 280 358 553 685
2019-12-07 05:00 5.11 193 1960 (2005) 9 (2003) 194 10 12 24 25 57 280 358 553 685
2019-12-07 04:00 5.09 188 1960 (2005) 9 (2003) 194 10 12 24 25 57 280 358 553 685
2019-12-07 03:00 5.09 188 1960 (2005) 9 (2003) 194 10 12 24 25 57 280 358 553 685
2019-12-07 02:00 5.09 188 1960 (2005) 9 (2003) 194 10 12 24 25 57 280 358 553 685
2019-12-07 01:00 5.10 190 1960 (2005) 9 (2003) 194 10 12 24 25 57 280 358 553 685
2019-12-07 00:00 5.11 193 1960 (2005) 9 (2003) 194 10 12 24 25 57 280 358 553 685
2019-12-06 23:00 5.11 193 1650 (1983) 4 (2003) 194 10 13 18 26 60 232 342 604 806
2019-12-06 22:00 5.12 195 1650 (1983) 4 (2003) 194 10 13 18 26 60 232 342 604 806
2019-12-06 21:00 5.12 195 1650 (1983) 4 (2003) 194 10 13 18 26 60 232 342 604 806
2019-12-06 20:00 5.14 200 1650 (1983) 4 (2003) 194 10 13 18 26 60 232 342 604 806
2019-12-06 19:00 5.14 200 1650 (1983) 4 (2003) 194 10 13 18 26 60 232 342 604 806
2019-12-06 18:00 5.15 202 1650 (1983) 4 (2003) 194 10 13 18 26 60 232 342 604 806
2019-12-06 17:00 5.17 207 1650 (1983) 4 (2003) 194 10 13 18 26 60 232 342 604 806
2019-12-06 15:00 5.19 211 1650 (1983) 4 (2003) 194 10 13 18 26 60 232 342 604 806
2019-12-06 14:00 5.20 214 1650 (1983) 4 (2003) 194 10 13 18 26 60 232 342 604 806
2019-12-06 13:00 5.21 216 1650 (1983) 4 (2003) 194 10 13 18 26 60 232 342 604 806
2019-12-06 12:00 5.21 216 1650 (1983) 4 (2003) 194 10 13 18 26 60 232 342 604 806
2019-12-06 11:00 5.22 219 1650 (1983) 4 (2003) 194 10 13 18 26 60 232 342 604 806
2019-12-06 10:00 5.23 221 1650 (1983) 4 (2003) 194 10 13 18 26 60 232 342 604 806
2019-12-06 09:00 5.23 221 1650 (1983) 4 (2003) 194 10 13 18 26 60 232 342 604 806
2019-12-06 08:00 5.25 226 1650 (1983) 4 (2003) 194 10 13 18 26 60 232 342 604 806
2019-12-06 07:00 5.26 229 1650 (1983) 4 (2003) 194 10 13 18 26 60 232 342 604 806
2019-12-06 06:00 5.26 229 1650 (1983) 4 (2003) 194 10 13 18 26 60 232 342 604 806
2019-12-06 05:00 5.25 226 1650 (1983) 4 (2003) 194 10 13 18 26 60 232 342 604 806
2019-12-06 04:00 5.27 231 1650 (1983) 4 (2003) 194 10 13 18 26 60 232 342 604 806
2019-12-06 03:00 5.28 234 1650 (1983) 4 (2003) 194 10 13 18 26 60 232 342 604 806
2019-12-06 02:00 5.28 234 1650 (1983) 4 (2003) 194 10 13 18 26 60 232 342 604 806
2019-12-06 01:00 5.29 236 1650 (1983) 4 (2003) 194 10 13 18 26 60 232 342 604 806
2019-12-06 00:00 5.29 236 1650 (1983) 4 (2003) 194 10 13 18 26 60 232 342 604 806

A total of 175 rows are displayed for years 1956 through 2018.

Trips for James River (Missouri), Springfield (07050700)

DateStartEndDistanceConditionDischargeHeightFishingDetails
Click for details2015-07-12 Southwood Lake Springfield Park Total trip distance: 2.1 miles2.1 Good 1390 7.83 None NoneNone Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Williamson, Amelia
Williamson, Charlie
Williamson, Lucy
Williamson, Myki
Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Williamson, Amelia; Williamson, Charlie; Williamson, Lucy; Williamson, Myki
Although this trip was technically in the lake, we shuttled a vehicle to the park to take advantage of the slight current coming in with the flooded James River.Although this trip was technically in the lake, we shuttled a vehicle to the park to take advantage of the slight current coming in with the flooded James River. USGS Gauge Data:
Springfield (07050700)
Discharge: 1390
Height: 7.83
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Springfield (07050700)<br />Discharge: 1390<br />Height: 7.83
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-06-19 Hwy 65 Access Southwood Total trip distance: 4.5 miles4.5 Good 448 5.94 Poor NoneNone Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom Having floated some of the James above Kinser Bridge, I always wanted to know what the section below Kinser (to Lake Springfield) consisted of. I can now say the 3 miles of stream contained in this section are not worth doing. Having paddled upstream for 2 miles there wasn't one moment where I couldn't hear the drone of traffic noise along highway 65 and / or highway 60. If the DOJ is the McDonald's of rivers, this section should be designated as the White Castle section, simply because it's along a major highway and can only appeal to the lowest common denominator of outdoor activities.Having floated some of the James above Kinser Bridge, I always wanted to know what the section below Kinser (to Lake Springfield) consisted of. I can now say the 3 miles of stream contained in this section are not worth doing. Having paddled upstream for 2 miles there wasn't one moment where I couldn't hear the drone of traffic noise along highway 65 and / or highway 60. If the DOJ is the McDonald's of rivers, this section should be designated as the White Castle section, simply because it's along a major highway and can only appeal to the lowest common denominator of outdoor activities. USGS Gauge Data:
Springfield (07050700)
Discharge: 448
Height: 5.94
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Springfield (07050700)<br />Discharge: 448<br />Height: 5.94
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2015-08-16 Tailwaters Rivercut Total trip distance: 7.1 miles7.1 Good 224 5.07 None NoneNone Amburn, Andrea
Amburn, Matt
Coroleuski, Linda
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Cynthia
Van Someren, Tom
Williamson, Myki
Amburn, Andrea; Amburn, Matt; Coroleuski, Linda; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Cynthia; Van Someren, Tom; Williamson, Myki
The water level was fine for this trip, but we counted perhaps 6-8 obstacles that were technically challenging in a canoe or for an inexperienced kayaker. In several places, we had to help others or exit the boat to portage around or through particularly troublesome obstacles.The water level was fine for this trip, but we counted perhaps 6-8 obstacles that were technically challenging in a canoe or for an inexperienced kayaker. In several places, we had to help others or exit the boat to portage around or through particularly troublesome obstacles. USGS Gauge Data:
Springfield (07050700)
Discharge: 224
Height: 5.07
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Springfield (07050700)<br />Discharge: 224<br />Height: 5.07
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-06-16 Tailwaters Rivercut Total trip distance: 7.1 miles7.1 Good 115 4.63 None NoneNone Osborne, Cindy
Osborne, Jay
Osborne, Juniper
Osborne, Cindy; Osborne, Jay; Osborne, Juniper
The section was easy to navigate in our kayaks. It may have been a little tricky in a canoe. We did not have to stop, portage, or drag the kayaks at all. A couple spots were a little bit tricky but not bad. The take out near Rivercut is not the best access site but it does the job. Many fish were spotted but no rods brought on the trip. It is not the cleanest section of the James. Not a single other paddler seen but many fishermen at road crossings. Scenery was okay.The section was easy to navigate in our kayaks. It may have been a little tricky in a canoe. We did not have to stop, portage, or drag the kayaks at all. A couple spots were a little bit tricky but not bad. The take out near Rivercut is not the best access site but it does the job. Many fish were spotted but no rods brought on the trip. It is not the cleanest section of the James. Not a single other paddler seen but many fishermen at road crossings. Scenery was okay. USGS Gauge Data:
Springfield (07050700)
Discharge: 115
Height: 4.63
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Springfield (07050700)<br />Discharge: 115<br />Height: 4.63
Source: OsborneSource: Osborne
Click for details2012-09-02 Crighton Southwood Total trip distance: 3.2 miles3.2 Low 25 3.70 None NoneNone Bowe, Michelle
Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
Some places could easily snag a boat and require some portage but most could be floated successfully. The last third of the trip was Lake Springfield.Some places could easily snag a boat and require some portage but most could be floated successfully.  The last third of the trip was Lake Springfield. USGS Gauge Data:
Springfield (07050700)
Discharge: 25
Height: 3.70
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Springfield (07050700)<br />Discharge: 25<br />Height: 3.70
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond

A total of 5 rows are displayed.

Trip Summary for James River (Missouri), Springfield (07050700)

Miles24
Trips5
People16
Dates5
Years3
Months4
Rows5
Sources3

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