Little Sac River (Missouri)

StateMissouri
RiverLittle Sac River
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Morrisville (06918740) Currently poor (15 cfs) and rising

Trips for Little Sac River (Missouri)

DateStartEndDistanceConditionGaugeDischargeHeightFishingDetails
Click for details2017-05-20 Rt O FR 115 Total trip distance: 11.7 miles11.7 High Morrisville (06918740) 1530 6.68 None NoneNone Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
The river was high and murky, almost muddy. Most obstacles could be avoided but one totally swamped me out. I lost my glasses, hat, and GoPro. Several places had substantial haystacks but none of these were problematic. This stretch would benefit from some cleanup when the water is lower.The river was high and murky, almost muddy. Most obstacles could be avoided but one totally swamped me out. I lost my glasses, hat, and GoPro. Several places had substantial haystacks but none of these were problematic. This stretch would benefit from some cleanup when the water is lower. USGS Gauge Data:
Morrisville (06918740)
Discharge: 1530
Height: 6.68
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Morrisville (06918740)<br />Discharge: 1530<br />Height: 6.68
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-05-05 Rt O FR 115 Total trip distance: 11.7 miles11.7 High Morrisville (06918740) 920 4.64 None NoneNone Edmond, BrianEdmond, Brian The water level was high but not dangerously so. The water was still murky from the recent floods. Some previously blocked areas have been cleared after the floods and new ones created.The water level was high but not dangerously so. The water was still murky from the recent floods. Some previously blocked areas have been cleared after the floods and new ones created. USGS Gauge Data:
Morrisville (06918740)
Discharge: 920
Height: 4.64
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Morrisville (06918740)<br />Discharge: 920<br />Height: 4.64
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2020-03-28 Rt O FR 115 Total trip distance: 11.7 miles11.7 High Morrisville (06918740) 799 4.40 Poor NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Chesnutt, Ethan
Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Chesnutt, Ethan; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Van Someren, Tom
The water was high and murky. There were no dangerous obstacles on this stretch but some places were appropriately tricky for any wild river. The wind was troublesome. At times, the south or southwest wind was blowing directly into our faces despite our northward trajectory. This resulted in lost time and an unusual amount of corrective paddling which wore us out for such a long trip, despite the fast current.The water was high and murky. There were no dangerous obstacles on this stretch but some places were appropriately tricky for any wild river. The wind was troublesome. At times, the south or southwest wind was blowing directly into our faces despite our northward trajectory. This resulted in lost time and an unusual amount of corrective paddling which wore us out for such a long trip, despite the fast current. USGS Gauge Data:
Morrisville (06918740)
Discharge: 799
Height: 4.40
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Morrisville (06918740)<br />Discharge: 799<br />Height: 4.40
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2020-05-01 Rt O FR 105 Total trip distance: 6.2 miles6.2 Good Morrisville (06918740) 629 3.98 None NoneNone Bartlett, Stephanie
Edmond, Brian
Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian
This was a great half-day float (we started at 1300 hours) and spent the whole afternoon on the river. We collected a couple of feed sacks full of Scouring Rush to plant along the creek banks at my house. The place we took the boats out was along FR 105 at the rip-rap and it was a hassle. I didn't check out the little spit of land just beyond here that has road access. I don't recall a place where you can haul out boats but it deserves further inspection.This was a great half-day float (we started at 1300 hours) and spent the whole afternoon on the river. We collected a couple of feed sacks full of Scouring Rush to plant along the creek banks at my house. The place we took the boats out was along FR 105 at the rip-rap and it was a hassle. I didn't check out the little spit of land just beyond here that has road access. I don't recall a place where you can haul out boats but it deserves further inspection. USGS Gauge Data:
Morrisville (06918740)
Discharge: 629
Height: 3.98
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Morrisville (06918740)<br />Discharge: 629<br />Height: 3.98
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-02-13 Rt O FR 115 Total trip distance: 11.7 miles11.7 Good Morrisville (06918740) 526 3.76 Poor NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
This water level was nearly perfect for paddling. Even the few still pools along this stretch were moving. There are several places in this stretch that were difficult to navigate. A spring trip with a chainsaw would help clear many of these up.This water level was nearly perfect for paddling. Even the few still pools along this stretch were moving. There are several places in this stretch that were difficult to navigate. A spring trip with a chainsaw would help clear many of these up. USGS Gauge Data:
Morrisville (06918740)
Discharge: 526
Height: 3.76
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Morrisville (06918740)<br />Discharge: 526<br />Height: 3.76
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2017-05-29 Rt O FR 115 Total trip distance: 11.7 miles11.7 Good Morrisville (06918740) 458 3.63 Poor NoneNone Amburn, Andrea
Arnold, Al
Fillmer, Lawrence
Larsen, Chris
Larsen, Lisa
Van Someren, Cynthia
Van Someren, Tom
Amburn, Andrea; Arnold, Al; Fillmer, Lawrence; Larsen, Chris; Larsen, Lisa; Van Someren, Cynthia; Van Someren, Tom
We got in at exactly 1100 hours and reached the take-out point at 1730. The water level was at a near perfect CFS rate, as one would have to try to get stuck on shallow gravel areas. An extra 100 CFS would make the river condition ideal, with lots of spots having fun riffles with small standing rolling waves. There are several trees that need a chainsaw taken to them to make this section completely trouble free for the average newbie kayaker.We got in at exactly 1100 hours and reached the take-out point at 1730. The water level was at a near perfect CFS rate, as one would have to try to get stuck on shallow gravel areas. An extra 100 CFS would make the river condition ideal, with lots of spots having fun riffles with small standing rolling waves. There are several trees that need a chainsaw taken to them to make this section completely trouble free for the average newbie kayaker. USGS Gauge Data:
Morrisville (06918740)
Discharge: 458
Height: 3.63
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Morrisville (06918740)<br />Discharge: 458<br />Height: 3.63
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2011-05-29 FR 54 Rt BB Total trip distance: 9.2 miles9.2 Good Morrisville (06918740) 435 4.07 None NoneNone Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Joseph
Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph
Bald eagles, kingfishers, warblers, buzzards all seen along the river. The periodical cicadas heard while out, especially along Flint Hill (ridge). River was in good shape with some exciting riffles and good flow. About 1100-1500 hours.Bald eagles, kingfishers, warblers, buzzards all seen along the river. The periodical cicadas heard while out, especially along Flint Hill (ridge). River was in good shape with some exciting riffles and good flow. About 1100-1500 hours. USGS Gauge Data:
Morrisville (06918740)
Discharge: 435
Height: 4.07
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Morrisville (06918740)<br />Discharge: 435<br />Height: 4.07
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2017-05-14 Rt O FR 115 Total trip distance: 11.7 miles11.7 Good Morrisville (06918740) 408 3.44 Poor NoneNone Edmond, BrianEdmond, Brian The water level was nearly perfect for a good trip. There were several obstacles along this stretch, but all could be cleared fairly easily (except one very large sycamore tree across the river). I think a canoe could fairly easily make this trip, although the put in and takeout are not very convenient.The water level was nearly perfect for a good trip. There were several obstacles along this stretch, but all could be cleared fairly easily (except one very large sycamore tree across the river). I think a canoe could fairly easily make this trip, although the put in and takeout are not very convenient. USGS Gauge Data:
Morrisville (06918740)
Discharge: 408
Height: 3.44
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Morrisville (06918740)<br />Discharge: 408<br />Height: 3.44
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2015-03-29 Rt O FR 115 Total trip distance: 11.7 miles11.7 Good Morrisville (06918740) 367 3.67 Poor NoneNone Edmond, Brian
Ligon, Day
Edmond, Brian; Ligon, Day
The day started out with a south wind. By 1600 hours, the wind had shifted to the north and slowed our progress in several still pools. With experienced paddlers, this river level and even higher could be attempted even in a canoe. It's probably not a good trip for novices or children.The day started out with a south wind. By 1600 hours, the wind had shifted to the north and slowed our progress in several still pools. With experienced paddlers, this river level and even higher could be attempted even in a canoe. It's probably not a good trip for novices or children. USGS Gauge Data:
Morrisville (06918740)
Discharge: 367
Height: 3.67
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Morrisville (06918740)<br />Discharge: 367<br />Height: 3.67
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2013-06-08 Rt O FR 115 Total trip distance: 11.7 miles11.7 Good Morrisville (06918740) 361 3.41 None NoneNone Edmond, BrianEdmond, Brian Some log jams, a few places impossible to boat through (but still enough water to paddle around). I wouldn't want to do this stretch much lower than this. On water at 1330, off at 2000 with some stops.Some log jams, a few places impossible to boat through (but still enough water to paddle around). I wouldn't want to do this stretch much lower than this. On water at 1330, off at 2000 with some stops. USGS Gauge Data:
Morrisville (06918740)
Discharge: 361
Height: 3.41
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Morrisville (06918740)<br />Discharge: 361<br />Height: 3.41
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2020-06-13 FR 115 Morrisville Road Total trip distance: 5.4 miles5.4 Good Morrisville (06918740) 356 3.24 None NoneNone Arnold, Al
Edmond, Brian
Turk, Scott
Arnold, Al; Edmond, Brian; Turk, Scott
This section of the river is very challenging for the first mile, where the stream is braided and filled with log jams. We had a long portage through a pasture at the very beginning and a few places where we had to get out of our boats and make our way across logs. There were also several downed trees where short portages or tricky and creative maneuvers were required to push through. After the first mile, the river opened up and was fine most of the way.This section of the river is very challenging for the first mile, where the stream is braided and filled with log jams. We had a long portage through a pasture at the very beginning and a few places where we had to get out of our boats and make our way across logs. There were also several downed trees where short portages or tricky and creative maneuvers were required to push through. After the first mile, the river opened up and was fine most of the way. USGS Gauge Data:
Morrisville (06918740)
Discharge: 356
Height: 3.24
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Morrisville (06918740)<br />Discharge: 356<br />Height: 3.24
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2008-07-06 FR 115 Morrisville Road Total trip distance: 5.4 miles5.4 Good Morrisville (06918740) 288 3.92 None NoneNone Bowe, Michelle
Edmond, Brian
Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Morrisville (06918740)
Discharge: 288
Height: 3.92
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Morrisville (06918740)<br />Discharge: 288<br />Height: 3.92
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2011-04-17 Rt O FR 54 Total trip distance: 3.4 miles3.4 Good Morrisville (06918740) 239 3.28 None NoneNone Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian
Collected some Sagittaria seed along here somewhere. About 1500 to 1900 hours.Collected some Sagittaria seed along here somewhere. About 1500 to 1900 hours. USGS Gauge Data:
Morrisville (06918740)
Discharge: 239
Height: 3.28
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Morrisville (06918740)<br />Discharge: 239<br />Height: 3.28
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2009-07-03 Morrisville Road MO 215 Total trip distance: 6.1 miles6.1 Low Morrisville (06918740) 53 2.69 None NoneNone Bowe, Michelle
Edmond, Brian
Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Morrisville (06918740)
Discharge: 53
Height: 2.69
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Morrisville (06918740)<br />Discharge: 53<br />Height: 2.69
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond

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Trip Summary for Little Sac River (Missouri)

Miles129.3
Trips14
People18
Dates14
Years8
Months6
Rows14
Sources2

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