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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 MO rivers.

Date State River Start End Distance Station Discharge Height Condition Fishing
1997-09-07 MO Jacks Fork River Alley Spring Eminence 6.3 Alley Spring 57 Good None
1998-07-05 MO James River Kerr Galena 5.0 Galena 232 Good None
1998-07-19 MO James River Shelvin Rock Hootentown 6.2 Galena 194 Good None
2001-06-09 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Ho Humm 8.0 Good None
2002-06-08 MO Northfork River Blair Dawt 7.6 Tecumseh 811 3.23 Good None
2002-07-27 MO Meramec River Scott's Ford Indian Springs 5.9 Sullivan 483 2.94 Good None
2002-08-17 MO Current River Akers Pulltite 9.5 Akers 262 Good None
2002-09-07 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Ho Humm 8.0 Good None
2003-06-14 MO Niangua River C Fort Niangua Rendezvous 14.1 High None
2003-06-21 MO Current River Akers Pulltite 9.5 Akers 252 Good None
2003-08-10 MO Northfork River Hammond Sunburst 10.7 Tecumseh 282 2.30 Good None
2003-08-16 MO Big Piney River Sandy Shoals Boiling Springs 6.5 Big Piney 125 2.42 Good None
2003-08-24 MO James River Shelvin Rock Hootentown 6.2 Boaz 65 Good None
2004-05-08 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Ho Humm 8.0 Good None
2004-05-16 MO Big Piney River Six Crossings Ross 4.7 Big Piney 575 3.75 Good None
2004-06-19 MO Jacks Fork River Bay Creek Eminence 12.1 Alley Spring 154 2.46 Good None
2004-08-07 MO Northfork River Hammond Sunburst 10.7 Tecumseh 354 2.46 Good None
2005-05-29 MO Big Sugar Creek Cyclone Big Elk Camp 9.9 Powell 130 Good None
2005-06-04 MO Northfork River Blair Dawt 7.6 Tecumseh 428 2.62 Good None
2005-06-25 MO Meramec River Scott's Ford Indian Springs 5.9 Sullivan 294 2.01 Good None
2006-06-11 MO Niangua River C Fort Niangua NRO 9.3 Good None
2006-06-17 MO Eleven Point River Greer Whitten 11.0 Bardley 499 2.05 Good None
2006-06-24 MO Meramec River Bluffs Ozark Outdoors 9.0 Sullivan 341 2.32 Good None
2006-07-07 MO Northfork River Kelly Ford Riverside 7.6 Tecumseh 363 2.50 Good None
2006-07-08 MO Niangua River C NRO Rendezvous 4.8 Good None
2006-08-20 MO Gasconade River Schlicht Spring MO 17 10.2 Hazelgreen 53 Poor None
2007-06-09 MO Northfork River Hebron Hammond 10.5 Tecumseh 508 2.77 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
2007-07-04 MO Jacks Fork River Blue Spring Rymer 6.6 Mountain View 102 1.73 Good None
2007-07-07 MO Flat Creek Rt EE Flat Creek Road 5.5 Jenkins 152 Good None
2007-07-30 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Ho Humm 8.0 Windyville 47 Good None
2007-08-11 MO Current River Akers Pulltite 9.5 Akers 181 Good None
2007-09-02 MO James River Delaware Town Shelvin Rock 6.5 Boaz 118 Low None
2008-06-10 MO Niangua River C Moon Valley NRO 10.8 Windyville 602 High None
2008-06-14 MO Jacks Fork River Blue Spring Rymer 6.6 Mountain View 99 2.04 Good None
2008-07-06 MO Little Sac River FR 115 Morrisville Road 5.4 Morrisville 286 3.94 Good None
2008-08-16 MO Flat Creek Rt EE Flat Creek Road 5.5 Jenkins 238 Good None
2009-05-08 MO Big Creek MO 143 Saint Francis River 11.3 Sam Baker State Park 513 Good None
2009-05-08 MO Saint Francis River Big Creek Sam Baker State Park 0.3 Patterson 2640 8.77 Good None
2009-07-03 MO Little Sac River Morrisville Road MO 215 6.1 Morrisville 53 2.68 Low None
2009-07-10 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring NRO 2.9 Windyville 76 Good None
2009-08-19 MO Beaver Creek Brownbranch Bradleyville 7.9 Bradleyville 78 1.81 Low Excellent
2009-08-22 MO Beaver Creek Brownbranch Bradleyville 7.9 Bradleyville 74 1.79 Poor None
2010-05-29 MO Flat Creek Rt EE Dry Creek 10.0 Jenkins 275 Good None
2010-06-12 MO Gasconade River Osage Fork Hazelgreen 0.8 Hazelgreen 622 2.50 Good None
2010-06-12 MO Osage Fork H Hull Ford Gasconade River 4.5 Hazelgreen 616 2.48 Low None
2010-07-03 MO Bryant Creek Sycamore Cook 14.1 Tecumseh 309 3.86 Good None
2010-07-11 MO Sac River FR 44 Rt U 8.0 Dadeville 130 5.31 Good None
2010-08-07 MO Elk River Rt DD MO 43 9.0 Tiff City 235 Low None
2010-08-14 MO Gasconade River Gasconade Hills Resort Hazelgreen 4.3 Hazelgreen 143 1.23 Good Good
2011-04-17 MO Little Sac River Rt O FR 54 3.4 Morrisville 241 3.31 Good None
2011-05-29 MO Little Sac River FR 54 Rt BB 9.2 Morrisville 321 3.56 Good None
2011-06-04 MO Flat Creek Jenkins Rt EE 11.8 Jenkins 272 4.78 Good None
2011-07-02 MO Osage Fork H Hull Ford Hazelgreen 5.3 Hazelgreen 296 1.77 Good Great
2011-07-03 MO Gasconade River Hazelgreen MO 133 9.2 Hazelgreen 282 1.73 Good Fair
2011-07-10 MO Little Piney Creek Newburg Gasconade River 4.8 Newburg 144 2.57 Low None
2011-07-10 MO Gasconade River Little Piney Creek Jerome 1.2 Jerome 1170 2.20 Good None
2011-08-13 MO Gasconade River MO 28 Jerome 10.8 Jerome 1670 2.92 Good None
2011-09-05 MO Indian Creek Anderson Lanagan 3.8 Lanagan 45 1.22 Good Fair
2012-03-18 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Barclay 6.3 Windyville 107 1.77 Good None
2012-04-01 MO Sac River Rt U MO 245 4.3 Dadeville 196 5.72 Good None
2012-05-24 MO Eleven Point River Cane Bluff (unknown) 3.7 Bardley 553 3.30 Good Great
2012-05-25 MO Eleven Point River (unknown) Greer Crossing 3.7 Bardley 549 3.29 Good Great
2012-05-26 MO Jack Forks River Blue Spring Rymer 6.6 Mountain View 27 1.28 Low Great
2012-06-23 MO Eleven Point River Greer Stinking Pond A 5.7 Bardley 362 3.06 Good None
2012-06-24 MO Eleven Point River Stinking Pond A Riverton 13.3 Bardley 362 3.06 Good None
2012-06-23 MO James River Shelvin Rock Hootentown 6.2 Boaz 72 2.20 Low Fair
2012-08-04 MO Current River Waymeyer Van Buren 7.2 Van Buren 707 1.92 Good None
2012-08-04 MO Current River Van Buren Big Spring 4.3 Van Buren 707 1.92 Good None
2012-08-18 MO Gasconade River Jerome Whitehouse Ford 3.0 Jerome 487 1.36 Good None
2012-08-25 MO Huzzah Creek Scotia Meramec River 1.3 Steelville 41 2.08 Low None
2012-08-25 MO Meramec River Huzzah Creek Ozark Outdoors 2.5 Sullivan 222 2.00 Low None
2012-09-02 MO James River Crighton Southwood 3.2 Springfield 35 3.70 Low None
2012-10-08 MO Current River Cedargrove Welch Spring B 5.0 Akers 157 0.96 Good Poor
2012-10-09 MO Current River Welch Spring B Akers B 5.0 Akers 157 0.96 Good Poor
2012-10-10 MO Current River Akers B Pulltite B 8.0 Akers 161 0.97 Good Poor
2012-10-11 MO Current River Pulltite B Round Spring 8.2 Akers 157 0.96 Good Great
2012-11-11 MO Current River Round Spring Jerktail Landing A 6.2 Akers 178 0.99 Good Fair
2012-11-12 MO Current River Jerktail Landing A Two Rivers 11.1 Akers 303 1.28 Good Poor
2013-03-16 MO Bull Creek D Goodnight Hollow Walnut Shade 7.2 Walnut Shade 209 4.02 Good None
2013-06-08 MO Little Sac River Rt O FR 115 11.7 Morrisville 352 3.41 Good None
2013-06-22 MO Jacks Fork River Buck Hollow Rymer 9.4 Mountain View 93 1.78 Good None
2013-06-27 MO Big Sugar Creek Mac's Big Rock Sugar Island 4.0 Powell 39 3.90 Low Fair
2013-07-27 MO Flat Creek Stubblefield Flat Creek Road 19.3 Jenkins 978 6.62 High None
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
2013-11-10 MO Niangua River C Moon Valley Bennett Spring 7.9 Windyville 125 2.42 Good Great
2014-05-04 MO Bryant Creek Bell School MO 95 B 5.0 Tecumseh 341 3.85 Good Fair
2014-05-05 MO Bryant Creek MO 95 B Sycamore 4.6 Tecumseh 331 3.82 Good Fair
2014-06-22 MO James River Hootentown McCall Bridge Road 6.4 Boaz 275 2.88 Good Fair
2014-07-15 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Barclay 6.3 Windyville 45 1.53 Good Fair
2014-07-20 MO James River Kerr Cox 4.8 Galena 303 3.13 Good Poor
2014-07-28 MO Salt River F Bluff View Rt H 6.4 Center 1470 5.33 Good None
2014-07-28 MO Salt River F Rt H Indian Camp 12.3 New London 1350 4.73 Good None
2014-07-30 MO Mississippi River G Saverton Du Pont 6.5 10.00 Good None
2014-08-11 MO Current River Powder Mill Spring Hollow A 6.9 Akers 208 1.04 Good Poor
2014-08-12 MO Current River Spring Hollow A Beal 4.2 Akers 182 0.98 Good Poor
2014-08-17 MO Sac River Caplinger Mills Rt N 0.7 Caplinger Mills 45 4.76 Low Poor
2014-11-08 MO Shoal Creek Lime Kiln Water's Edge 8.7 Joplin 256 2.44 Good Great
2014-11-09 MO Shoal Creek Water's Edge Wildcat 7.6 Joplin 244 2.41 Good Good
2014-11-10 MO Big Sugar Creek Deep Ford Elk River 4.1 Powell 48 4.28 Good Fair
2014-12-14 MO Big Piney River Mason Bridge Slabtown 9.0 Big Piney 292 2.53 Good None
2015-01-18 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Barclay 6.3 Windyville 84 1.96 Good None
2015-03-21 MO James River Shelvin Rock Hootentown 6.2 Boaz 651 3.74 Good Poor
2015-03-29 MO Little Sac River Rt O FR 115 11.7 Morrisville 318 3.67 Good Poor
2015-04-21 MO Beaver Creek Brownbranch Bradleyville 7.9 Bradleyville 208 2.63 Good Good
2015-05-02 MO Shoal Creek Lime Kiln Water's Edge 8.7 Joplin 408 2.86 Good Fair
2015-05-25 MO Flat Creek Jenkins Rt EE 11.8 Jenkins 1450 7.29 High None
2015-06-14 MO James River Delaware Town Shelvin Rock 6.5 Boaz 444 3.17 Good None
2015-06-15 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Barclay 6.3 Windyville 332 2.86 Good None
2015-07-03 MO Flat Creek Jenkins Rt EE 11.8 Jenkins 353 4.72 Good None
2015-07-12 MO James River Southwood Lake Springfield Park 2.1 Springfield 1440 7.83 Good None
2015-07-17 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Barclay 6.3 Windyville 533 3.53 High None
2015-07-18 MO Northfork River Hammond Sunburst 10.7 Tecumseh 1230 3.65 High None
2015-07-25 MO James River Hootentown Kerr 16.9 Galena 3000 6.29 High None
2015-07-27 MO Salt River F Bluff View Indian Camp 18.7 New London 7570 9.89 High None
2015-07-31 MO Salt River F See Spillway Cincinnati Road 7.0 Center 9210 12.75 High None
2015-08-09 MO Flat Creek Rt EE Flat Creek Road 5.5 Jenkins 154 4.06 Good Good
2015-08-16 MO James River Tailwaters Rivercut 7.1 Springfield 158 5.07 Good None
2015-08-29 MO Crane Creek I Swinging Bridge Otto Road 6.0 Jenkins 162 4.11 Good None
2015-09-12 MO Big Piney River Boiling Springs Mason Bridge 6.0 Big Piney 200 2.79 Good Good
2015-09-13 MO Big Piney River Mason Bridge Slabtown 9.0 Big Piney 192 2.77 Good Good
2015-11-25 MO Flat Creek Rt EE Flat Creek Road 5.5 Jenkins 181 4.21 Good None
2015-12-05 MO Bull Creek D Goodnight Hollow Walnut Shade 7.2 Walnut Shade 248 4.17 Good None
2016-01-30 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Barclay 6.3 Windyville 283 2.40 Good Poor
2016-02-19 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Barclay 6.3 Windyville 97 1.86 Good Poor
2016-02-28 MO James River Kerr Cox 4.8 Galena 369 4.48 Good Poor
2016-04-24 MO James River Delaware Town Shelvin Rock 6.5 Boaz 214 2.77 Good Poor
2016-05-28 MO Flat Creek Jenkins Rt EE 11.8 Jenkins 135 4.80 Good Poor
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
2016-06-17 MO Niangua River C Barclay Lead Mines 17.8 Windyville 379 3.06 High None
2016-06-26 MO James River Delaware Town Shelvin Rock 6.5 Boaz 279 2.90 Good None
2016-07-02 MO Bull Creek D Goodnight Hollow Walnut Shade 7.2 Walnut Shade 209 3.63 Good None
2016-07-16 MO Beaver Creek Brownbranch Bradleyville 7.9 Bradleyville 241 3.15 Good Excellent
2016-07-26 MO Salt River F See Spillway Cincinnati Road 7.0 Center 5720 10.01 Good None
2016-07-28 MO Salt River F See Spillway Cincinnati Road 7.0 Center 4310 8.71 Good None
2016-08-07 MO Finley River Riverside Finley River Park 1.4 Riverdale 185 1.56 Good Fair
2016-08-12 MO Current River Pulltite Round Spring 9.0 Akers 278 1.20 Good Poor
2016-08-13 MO Finley River Lindenlure Ozark 6.2 Riverdale 191 1.58 Good Great
2016-08-27 MO Northfork River Hale Twin Bridges 9.3 Tecumseh 538 2.76 Good Good
2016-09-03 MO Big Piney River Boiling Springs Mason Bridge 6.0 Big Piney 197 2.85 Good Poor
2016-09-03 MO Big Piney River Mason Bridge Hazelton Spring A 4.3 Big Piney 197 2.85 Good None
2016-09-04 MO Big Piney River Hazelton Spring A Six Crossings B 14.9 Big Piney 192 2.83 Good Fair
2016-09-05 MO Big Piney River Six Crossings B Ross Bridge 3.2 Big Piney 187 2.81 Good None
2016-09-18 MO Finley River Reed Road Reed Road 4.2 Riverdale 99 1.24 Low Fair
2016-09-24 MO Shoal Creek Cherry Corner Cherry Corner 4.0 Joplin 160 2.00 Good Fair
2016-10-02 MO James River Hootentown McCall Bridge Road 6.4 Boaz 113 2.38 Good Good
2016-10-09 MO James River Rivercut Delaware Town 7.5 Boaz 96 2.46 Low Fair
2016-10-15 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Barclay 6.3 Windyville 64 1.73 Good Poor
2016-10-15 MO Big Sugar Creek Powell Cyclone B 9.6 Powell 77 5.10 Good Fair
2016-10-16 MO Big Sugar Creek Cyclone B Deep Ford 5.0 Powell 62 4.99 Good Fair
2016-10-22 MO Jacks Fork River Eminence Shawnee Creek 4.6 Eminence 241 2.23 Good Fair
2016-10-23 MO Jacks Fork River Shawnee Creek Two Rivers 3.4 Eminence 237 2.22 Good Fair
2016-10-23 MO Osage Fork H Hull Ford Gasconade River 4.5 Hazelgreen 1100 3.18 Good Poor
2016-10-23 MO Gasconade River Osage Fork Hazelgreen 0.8 Hazelgreen 1100 3.18 High Poor
2016-11-12 MO Black River Mill Creek Bluff Cave 8.3 Annapolis 192 4.18 Good Poor
2016-11-13 MO Black River Bluff Cave Rt K 6.0 Annapolis 189 4.17 Good Poor

Summary for MO

Miles1128
Trips132
Rivers31
States1
People155
Dates145
Years18
Months12
Data Rows159
Data Sources5

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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