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American Whitewater compiles a list of rivers similar to this one, organized by state. Although runnable levels are noted, some spot-checking reveals that estimates for acceptable water levels are higher on that list than what is considered good on this list. View the list of AR rivers.

Date State River Start End Distance Station Discharge Height Condition Fishing
2003-05-31 AR Buffalo River E Steel Creek Kyles 10.0 Good None
2010-10-09 AR Buffalo River E Carver Mount Hersey 6.8 Saint Joe 57 3.79 Low Great
2010-10-10 AR Buffalo River E Mount Hersey Woolum 8.5 Saint Joe 55 3.78 Low Great
2011-10-11 AR Buffalo River E Gilbert (unknown) 3.9 Saint Joe 44 3.47 Low Good
2011-10-12 AR Buffalo River E (unknown) (unknown) 3.9 Saint Joe 47 3.49 Low Great
2011-10-13 AR Buffalo River E (unknown) Maumee South 3.9 Ponca 47 3.49 Low Great
2013-05-11 AR Buffalo River E Ponca Kyles B 9.0 Ponca 195 2.52 Good Fair
2013-05-12 AR Buffalo River E Kyles B Erbie A 9.0 Ponca 164 2.41 Good Fair
2013-05-13 AR Buffalo River E Erbie A Pruitt 5.8 Berryville 143 2.33 Good Fair
2013-10-11 AR Kings River Rockhouse Trigger Gap 7.7 Berryville 111 3.08 Good Fair
2013-10-12 AR Kings River Trigger Gap US 62 B 6.2 Berryville 104 3.05 Good Fair
2013-10-13 AR Kings River US 62 Grandview Bridge 10.0 Berryville 84 2.95 Good Good
2013-10-14 AR Kings River Grandveiw Bridge Stoney Point A 9.1 Berryville 69 2.86 Good Great
2013-10-15 AR Kings River Stoney Point A Romp Hole 5.1 Berryville 67 2.85 Good Good
2014-10-08 AR Buffalo River E Dillard's Ferry Ingram Creek B 4.5 Harriet 102 2.53 Good Fair
2014-10-09 AR Buffalo River E Ingram Creek B Rush 4.5 Harriet 102 2.53 Good Fair
2015-06-27 AR Buffalo River E Tyler Bend Gilbert 5.6 Saint Joe 2470 7.41 Good None
2015-11-08 AR Buffalo River E Rush Landing Fish Trap Creek 6.9 Harriet 228 3.20 Good Great
2015-11-09 AR Buffalo River E Fish Trap Creek Leatherwood Creek 9.3 Harriet 216 3.17 Good Good
2015-11-10 AR Buffalo River E Leatherwood Creek White River B 7.1 Harriet 200 3.13 Good Fair
2015-11-11 AR White River Buffalo River B Shipps Ferry 5.6 Norfork 5120 5.41 Good Poor
2016-03-15 AR Buffalo River E Ponca Kyles 10.6 Ponca 449 3.31 Good None
2016-08-25 AR Buffalo River E Rush Landing Fish Trap Creek 6.9 Harriet 769 4.06 Good Good
2016-08-26 AR Buffalo River E Fish Trap Creek Leatherwood Creek 9.3 Harriet 653 3.91 Good Fair
2016-08-27 AR Buffalo River E Leatherwood Creek Elephant's Head 2.8 Harriet 553 3.77 Good Good
2016-08-28 AR Buffalo River E Elephant's Head White River 4.3 Harriet 553 3.77 Good Poor
2016-08-28 AR White River Buffalo River Shipps Ferry 5.6 Norfork 2720 5.25 Good Poor
2016-11-26 AR Buffalo River E Maumee North Spring Creek 4.4 Harriet 405 3.54 Low Poor
2016-11-27 AR Buffalo River E Spring Creek Bluff Dillard's Ferry 5.0 Harriet 336 3.42 Low Poor

Summary for AR

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Data Sources4


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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