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Date State River Start End Distance Station Discharge Height Condition Fishing
2016-11-13 MO Black River Bluff Cave Rt K 6.0 Annapolis 189 4.17 Good Poor
2016-11-12 MO Black River Mill Creek Bluff Cave 8.3 Annapolis 192 4.18 Good Poor
2016-10-15 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Barclay 6.3 Windyville 64 1.73 Good Poor
2016-09-03 MO Big Piney River Boiling Springs Mason Bridge 6.0 Big Piney 197 2.85 Good Poor
2016-07-01 OK Blue River US 377 Coatsworth Road 5.7 Connerville 204 6.04 Good Excellent
2015-09-12 MO Big Piney River Boiling Springs Mason Bridge 6.0 Big Piney 200 2.79 Good Good
2015-07-17 OK Blue River US 377 Coatsworth Road 5.7 Connerville 273 6.45 Good Great
2015-07-03 MO Flat Creek Jenkins Rt EE 11.8 Jenkins 353 4.72 Good None
2015-05-02 MO Shoal Creek Lime Kiln Water's Edge 8.7 Joplin 408 2.86 Good Fair
2015-04-21 MO Beaver Creek Brownbranch Bradleyville 7.9 Bradleyville 208 2.63 Good Good
2015-03-29 MO Little Sac River Rt O FR 115 11.7 Morrisville 318 3.67 Good Poor
2015-03-21 MO James River Shelvin Rock Hootentown 6.2 Boaz 651 3.74 Good Poor
2015-01-18 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Barclay 6.3 Windyville 84 1.96 Good None
2014-12-14 MO Big Piney River Mason Bridge Slabtown 9.0 Big Piney 292 2.53 Good None
2014-11-09 MO Shoal Creek Water's Edge Wildcat 7.6 Joplin 244 2.41 Good Good
2014-11-08 MO Shoal Creek Lime Kiln Water's Edge 8.7 Joplin 256 2.44 Good Great
2013-11-10 MO Niangua River C Moon Valley Bennett Spring 7.9 Windyville 125 2.42 Good Great
2013-10-12 AR Kings River Trigger Gap US 62 B 6.2 Berryville 104 3.05 Good Fair
2013-10-11 AR Kings River Rockhouse Trigger Gap 7.7 Berryville 111 3.08 Good Fair
2013-08-17 MO Finley River Riverdale James River 6.4 Riverdale 244 1.76 Good None
2013-08-17 MO James River Finley River Hootentown 3.4 Boaz 639 3.54 Good None
2013-06-06 OK Blue River Harris Ranch Road Coatsworth Road 4.5 Connerville 714 High None
2013-03-16 MO Bull Creek D Goodnight Hollow Walnut Shade 7.2 Walnut Shade 209 4.02 Good None
2012-03-18 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Barclay 6.3 Windyville 107 1.77 Good None
2011-09-05 MO Indian Creek Anderson Lanagan 3.8 Lanagan 45 1.22 Good Fair
2010-10-10 AR Buffalo River E Mount Hersey Woolum 8.5 Saint Joe 55 3.78 Low Great
2009-08-19 MO Beaver Creek Brownbranch Bradleyville 7.9 Bradleyville 78 1.81 Low Excellent
2009-05-30 OK Glover River (unknown) Jones River Ranch Road 0.0 Glover 99 Good Fair

Summary for Ligon

Miles191.7
Trips24
Rivers15
States3
People44
Dates27
Years8
Months11
Data Rows28
Data Sources3

Notes

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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