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Date State River Start End Distance Station Discharge Height Condition Fishing
2016-11-27 AR Buffalo River E Spring Creek Bluff Dillard's Ferry 5.0 Harriet 336 3.42 Low Poor
2016-11-26 AR Buffalo River E Maumee North Spring Creek 4.4 Harriet 405 3.54 Low Poor
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
2016-10-16 MO Big Sugar Creek Cyclone B Deep Ford 5.0 Powell 62 4.99 Good Fair
2016-10-15 MO Big Sugar Creek Powell Cyclone B 9.6 Powell 77 5.10 Good Fair
2016-10-09 MO James River Rivercut Delaware Town 7.5 Boaz 96 2.46 Low Fair
2016-10-02 MO James River Hootentown McCall Bridge Road 6.4 Boaz 113 2.38 Good Good
2016-09-24 MO Shoal Creek Cherry Corner Cherry Corner 4.0 Joplin 160 2.00 Good Fair
2016-09-18 MO Finley River Reed Road Reed Road 4.2 Riverdale 99 1.24 Low Fair
2016-09-05 MO Big Piney River Six Crossings B Ross Bridge 3.2 Big Piney 187 2.81 Good None
2016-09-04 MO Big Piney River Hazelton Spring A Six Crossings B 14.9 Big Piney 192 2.83 Good Fair
2016-09-03 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
2016-08-27 MO Northfork River Hale Twin Bridges 9.3 Tecumseh 538 2.76 Good Good
2016-08-13 MO Finley River Lindenlure Ozark 6.2 Riverdale 191 1.58 Good Great
2016-08-07 MO Finley River Riverside Finley River Park 1.4 Riverdale 185 1.56 Good Fair
2016-07-16 MO Beaver Creek Brownbranch Bradleyville 7.9 Bradleyville 241 3.15 Good Excellent
2016-07-01 OK Blue River US 377 Coatsworth Road 5.7 Connerville 204 6.04 Good Excellent
2016-05-28 MO Flat Creek Jenkins Rt EE 11.8 Jenkins 135 4.80 Good Poor
2016-04-24 MO James River Delaware Town Shelvin Rock 6.5 Boaz 214 2.77 Good Poor
2016-03-15 AR Buffalo River E Ponca Kyles 10.6 Ponca 449 3.31 Good None
2016-02-28 MO James River Kerr Cox 4.8 Galena 369 4.48 Good Poor
2016-02-19 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Barclay 6.3 Windyville 97 1.86 Good Poor
2015-12-05 MO Bull Creek D Goodnight Hollow Walnut Shade 7.2 Walnut Shade 248 4.17 Good None
2015-11-25 MO Flat Creek Rt EE Flat Creek Road 5.5 Jenkins 181 4.21 Good None
2015-08-29 MO Crane Creek I Swinging Bridge Otto Road 6.0 Jenkins 162 4.11 Good None
2015-08-16 MO James River Tailwaters Rivercut 7.1 Springfield 158 5.07 Good None
2015-08-09 MO Flat Creek Rt EE Flat Creek Road 5.5 Jenkins 154 4.06 Good Good
2015-05-25 MO Flat Creek Jenkins Rt EE 11.8 Jenkins 1450 7.29 High None
2015-03-21 MO James River Shelvin Rock Hootentown 6.2 Boaz 651 3.74 Good Poor
2014-06-22 MO James River Hootentown McCall Bridge Road 6.4 Boaz 275 2.88 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
2013-06-22 MO Jacks Fork River Buck Hollow Rymer 9.4 Mountain View 93 1.78 Good None
2011-06-04 MO Flat Creek Jenkins Rt EE 11.8 Jenkins 272 4.78 Good None
2010-07-11 MO Sac River FR 44 Rt U 8.0 Dadeville 130 5.31 Good None
2010-07-03 MO Bryant Creek Sycamore Cook 14.1 Tecumseh 309 3.86 Good None
2010-05-29 MO Flat Creek Rt EE Dry Creek 10.0 Jenkins 275 Good None

Summary for Van Someren

Data Rows39
Data Sources2


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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