Niangua River (Missouri)

StateMissouri
RiverNiangua River
NotesHistorical data are mostly lacking for the Niangua River. Furthermore, the Windyville gauge is placed above Bennett Spring, really indicating the condition of the river above that point. The Niangua can nearly always be comfortably floated below the spring, even during dry years. The rated conditions are an indicator for floating above the spring.
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Windyville (06923250) Currently good (154 cfs) and steady

Trips for Niangua River (Missouri)

DateStartEndDistanceConditionGaugeDischargeHeightFishingDetails
Click for details2008-06-10 Moon Valley NRO Total trip distance: 10.8 miles10.8 High Windyville (06923250) 617 3.66 None NoneNone Bowe, Ann
Bowe, Michelle
Bowe, Mike
Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Joseph
Bowe, Ann; Bowe, Michelle; Bowe, Mike; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph
We took a six-person raft down the river.We took a six-person raft down the river. USGS Gauge Data:
Windyville (06923250)
Discharge: 617
Height: 3.66
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Windyville (06923250)<br />Discharge: 617<br />Height: 3.66
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2015-07-17 Bennett Spring Barclay Total trip distance: 6.3 miles6.3 High Windyville (06923250) 515 3.53 None NoneNone Edmond, Brian
Grote, Jordan
Williamson, Amelia
Williamson, Charlie
Williamson, Lucy
Williamson, Myki
Edmond, Brian; Grote, Jordan; Williamson, Amelia; Williamson, Charlie; Williamson, Lucy; Williamson, Myki
The river was high but not dangerously so. We easily finished this stretch in about four hours, even with several stops to swim and explore.The river was high but not dangerously so. We easily finished this stretch in about four hours, even with several stops to swim and explore. USGS Gauge Data:
Windyville (06923250)
Discharge: 515
Height: 3.53
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Windyville (06923250)<br />Discharge: 515<br />Height: 3.53
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2015-06-15 Bennett Spring Barclay Total trip distance: 6.3 miles6.3 Good Windyville (06923250) 332 2.86 None NoneNone Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Grote, Brandy
Grote, Camryn
Grote, Chase
Grote, Hannah
Lichtenberg, Brady
Storts, Amy Jo
Storts, Kaleb
Storts, Kylie Jo
Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Grote, Brandy; Grote, Camryn; Grote, Chase; Grote, Hannah; Lichtenberg, Brady; Storts, Amy Jo; Storts, Kaleb; Storts, Kylie Jo
The water was a bit higher and murkier than in previous trips. There were no major obstacles of concern in this stretch.The water was a bit higher and murkier than in previous trips. There were no major obstacles of concern in this stretch. USGS Gauge Data:
Windyville (06923250)
Discharge: 332
Height: 2.86
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Windyville (06923250)<br />Discharge: 332<br />Height: 2.86
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2016-06-17 Barclay Lead Mines Total trip distance: 17.8 miles17.8 High Windyville (06923250) 257 3.06 None NoneNone Arnold, Al
Davis, Reva
Edmond, Brian
Eth, Joe
Flat Tom
Arnold, Al; Davis, Reva; Edmond, Brian; Eth, Joe; Flat Tom
The gauge information is misleading here. The standard is to choose the value at noon on the day of the trip, but it's clear from our observations that we were riding the flood crest at least part of the day (and the Windyville gauge is quite a ways upstream from this stretch of river). When we reached Lead Mines, the gravel bar where we left the truck was flooded and nearly stranded us until the water receded. Originally, we planned to put in at Prosperine but decided we could float the stretch between Barclay and Prosperine faster than doing the long shuttle to the other side of the river. I'm not sure that was actually true but it certainly wasn't a huge difference in time.The gauge information is misleading here. The standard is to choose the value at noon on the day of the trip, but it's clear from our observations that we were riding the flood crest at least part of the day (and the Windyville gauge is quite a ways upstream from this stretch of river). When we reached Lead Mines, the gravel bar where we left the truck was flooded and nearly stranded us until the water receded. Originally, we planned to put in at Prosperine but decided we could float the stretch between Barclay and Prosperine faster than doing the long shuttle to the other side of the river. I'm not sure that was actually true but it certainly wasn't a huge difference in time. USGS Gauge Data:
Windyville (06923250)
Discharge: 257
Height: 3.06
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Windyville (06923250)<br />Discharge: 257<br />Height: 3.06
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2016-01-30 Bennett Spring Barclay Total trip distance: 6.3 miles6.3 Good Windyville (06923250) 178 2.40 Poor LMBLMB Arnold, Al
Edmond, Brian
Arnold, Al; Edmond, Brian
Several people were fly fishing and one couple in kayaks caught their limit in trout. Several people were fly fishing and one couple in kayaks caught their limit in trout. USGS Gauge Data:
Windyville (06923250)
Discharge: 178
Height: 2.40
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Windyville (06923250)<br />Discharge: 178<br />Height: 2.40
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2013-11-10 Moon Valley Bennett Spring Total trip distance: 7.9 miles7.9 Good Windyville (06923250) 138 2.44 Great SMB
KSB
SMB, KSB
Edmond, Brian
Fillmore, Brian
Fillmore, Rebecca
Ligon, Day
Edmond, Brian; Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Ligon, Day
Floating was perfect, with only one brief portage through a riffle because we took the wrong channel.Floating was perfect, with only one brief portage through a riffle because we took the wrong channel. USGS Gauge Data:
Windyville (06923250)
Discharge: 138
Height: 2.44
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Windyville (06923250)<br />Discharge: 138<br />Height: 2.44
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2012-03-18 Bennett Spring Barclay Total trip distance: 6.3 miles6.3 Good Windyville (06923250) 107 1.77 None NoneNone Bowe, Michelle
Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Joseph
Edmond, Julian
Ligon, Adelia
Ligon, Day
Ligon, Elicia
Ligon, Elseya
Smith, Brianne
Smith, Keegan
Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian; Ligon, Adelia; Ligon, Day; Ligon, Elicia; Ligon, Elseya; Smith, Brianne; Smith, Keegan
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Windyville (06923250)
Discharge: 107
Height: 1.77
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Windyville (06923250)<br />Discharge: 107<br />Height: 1.77
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2016-02-19 Bennett Spring Barclay Total trip distance: 6.3 miles6.3 Good Windyville (06923250) 97 1.86 Poor RBRB Arnold, Al
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Van Someren, Tom
Arnold, Al; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Van Someren, Tom
The winds were high this day, making paddling difficult in places. Although the spring keeps this river floatable, the water level was noticeably low in several places.The winds were high this day, making paddling difficult in places. Although the spring keeps this river floatable, the water level was noticeably low in several places. USGS Gauge Data:
Windyville (06923250)
Discharge: 97
Height: 1.86
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Windyville (06923250)<br />Discharge: 97<br />Height: 1.86
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2015-01-18 Bennett Spring Barclay Total trip distance: 6.3 miles6.3 Good Windyville (06923250) 84 1.96 None NoneNone Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Ligon, Adalia
Ligon, Day
Ligon, Elseya
Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Ligon, Adalia; Ligon, Day; Ligon, Elseya
Some parts of the river were low but we never had to get out to portage. Very few if any tricky areas. This is a great float for beginners and kids.Some parts of the river were low but we never had to get out to portage. Very few if any tricky areas. This is a great float for beginners and kids. USGS Gauge Data:
Windyville (06923250)
Discharge: 84
Height: 1.96
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Windyville (06923250)<br />Discharge: 84<br />Height: 1.96
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2009-07-10 Bennett Spring NRO Total trip distance: 2.9 miles2.9 Good Windyville (06923250) 77 1.38 None NoneNone Bowe, Michelle
Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Joseph
Smith, Andy
Smith, Brianne
Smith, Keegan
Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Smith, Andy; Smith, Brianne; Smith, Keegan
There were so many people on the river today that it was dangerous to float.There were so many people on the river today that it was dangerous to float. USGS Gauge Data:
Windyville (06923250)
Discharge: 77
Height: 1.38
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Windyville (06923250)<br />Discharge: 77<br />Height: 1.38
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2016-10-15 Bennett Spring Barclay Total trip distance: 6.3 miles6.3 Good Windyville (06923250) 64 1.73 Poor RT
SMB
RT, SMB
Davis, Reva
Eth, Joe
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Ligon, Adalia
Ligon, Day
Ligon, Elseya
Davis, Reva; Eth, Joe; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Ligon, Adalia; Ligon, Day; Ligon, Elseya
This was a good float with a strong south wind, luckily at our backs most of the day. I saw several snakes in or at the edge of the water not marked on the log because I couldn't positively identify them. There were a few places where we dragged, but nothing was unmanageable.This was a good float with a strong south wind, luckily at our backs most of the day. I saw several snakes in or at the edge of the water not marked on the log because I couldn't positively identify them. There were a few places where we dragged, but nothing was unmanageable. USGS Gauge Data:
Windyville (06923250)
Discharge: 64
Height: 1.73
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Windyville (06923250)<br />Discharge: 64<br />Height: 1.73
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2007-07-30 Bennett Spring Ho Humm Total trip distance: 8.0 miles8.0 Good Windyville (06923250) 47 None NoneNone Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Joseph
Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Windyville (06923250)
Discharge: 47
Height:
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Windyville (06923250)<br />Discharge: 47<br />Height:
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2014-07-15 Bennett Spring Barclay Total trip distance: 6.3 miles6.3 Good Windyville (06923250) 43 1.53 Fair RBRB Bowe, Michelle
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Frese, Garrison
Frese, Heather
Frese, Justus
Frese, Paul
Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Frese, Garrison; Frese, Heather; Frese, Justus; Frese, Paul
The day started with several groups on the river but they quickly outpaced us leaving us mostly alone, particularly after NRO. One gentleman at an access point just upstream from our takeout was particularly entertaining with storytelling and an accent that was typical for the area.The day started with several groups on the river but they quickly outpaced us leaving us mostly alone, particularly after NRO. One gentleman at an access point just upstream from our takeout was particularly entertaining with storytelling and an accent that was typical for the area. USGS Gauge Data:
Windyville (06923250)
Discharge: 43
Height: 1.53
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Windyville (06923250)<br />Discharge: 43<br />Height: 1.53
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2017-12-02 Bennett Spring Barclay Total trip distance: 6.3 miles6.3 Low Windyville (06923250) 36 0.88 Poor RTRT Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Fillmer, Lawrence
Larsen, Chris
Larsen, Lisa
Ligon, Day
Sardina, Krissy
Shelly, Marc
Travers, Gina
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Fillmer, Lawrence; Larsen, Chris; Larsen, Lisa; Ligon, Day; Sardina, Krissy; Shelly, Marc; Travers, Gina; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
The water level was pretty low but most areas were navigable. At least a few spots required a short portage or the boats dragged some or a lot (especially the canoes). This was a fishing crew and there was very little caught (just two trout) during the entire day. This stretch is not long but with the short days and the low, slow water, we had to keep moving to make it off the water before dark.The water level was pretty low but most areas were navigable. At least a few spots required a short portage or the boats dragged some or a lot (especially the canoes). This was a fishing crew and there was very little caught (just two trout) during the entire day. This stretch is not long but with the short days and the low, slow water, we had to keep moving to make it off the water before dark. USGS Gauge Data:
Windyville (06923250)
Discharge: 36
Height: 0.88
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Windyville (06923250)<br />Discharge: 36<br />Height: 0.88
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-01-05 Moon Valley Bennett Spring Total trip distance: 7.9 miles7.9 Good Windyville (06923250) 0 2.60 Poor NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Casey, Libra
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Jones, Marianne
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Casey, Libra; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Jones, Marianne; Van Someren, Tom
This stretch of the river is very scenic. Libby got caught up behind one log jam and tipped into the water. Other than that, this is a pretty easy stretch.This stretch of the river is very scenic. Libby got caught up behind one log jam and tipped into the water. Other than that, this is a pretty easy stretch. USGS Gauge Data:
Windyville (06923250)
Discharge: 0
Height: 2.60
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Windyville (06923250)<br />Discharge: 0<br />Height: 2.60
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2003-06-14 Fort Niangua Rendezvous Total trip distance: 14.1 miles14.1 High (none) None NoneNone Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Joseph
UU Church Group
Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; UU Church Group
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> No USGS gauge for this river and date<i>No USGS gauge for this river and date</i> Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2006-06-11 Fort Niangua NRO Total trip distance: 9.3 miles9.3 Good (none) None NoneNone Edmond, Brian
Ince, Brianne
Edmond, Brian; Ince, Brianne
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> No USGS gauge for this river and date<i>No USGS gauge for this river and date</i> Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2004-05-08 Bennett Spring Ho Humm Total trip distance: 8.0 miles8.0 Good (none) None NoneNone Edmond, Brian
Ince, Seth
Edmond, Brian; Ince, Seth
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> No USGS gauge for this river and date<i>No USGS gauge for this river and date</i> Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2001-06-09 Bennett Spring Ho Humm Total trip distance: 8.0 miles8.0 Good (none) None NoneNone Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Joseph
Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> No USGS gauge for this river and date<i>No USGS gauge for this river and date</i> Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2006-07-08 NRO Rendezvous Total trip distance: 4.8 miles4.8 Good (none) None NoneNone Breshears, Julie
Edmond, Brian
Breshears, Julie; Edmond, Brian
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> No USGS gauge for this river and date<i>No USGS gauge for this river and date</i> Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2002-09-07 Bennett Spring Ho Humm Total trip distance: 8.0 miles8.0 Good (none) None NoneNone Caldwell, Tamara
Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Joseph
Ince, Brianne
Ince, Seth
Smith, Andy
Caldwell, Tamara; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Ince, Brianne; Ince, Seth; Smith, Andy
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> No USGS gauge for this river and date<i>No USGS gauge for this river and date</i> Source: EdmondSource: Edmond

A total of 21 rows are displayed.

Trip Summary for Niangua River (Missouri)

Miles164.2
Trips21
People54
Dates21
Years15
Months10
Rows21
Sources1

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