Salt River (Missouri)

StateMissouri
RiverSalt River
NotesSalt 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. While there is nearly always enough water to float without dragging, there is almost no current except during power generation.
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Center (05507800) Currently unknown (61 cfs) and steady
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Trips for Salt River (Missouri)

DateStartEndDistanceConditionGaugeDischargeHeightFishingDetails
Click for details2015-07-31 See Spillway Cincinnati Road Total trip distance: 7.0 miles7.0 High Center (05507800) 9420 12.73 None NoneNone Ballard, Paige
Ballard, Webb
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Hays, Chloe
Houseworth, Owen
Houseworth, Wyatt
Lichtenberg, Brady
Smith, Benson
Smith, Brianne
Smith, Keegan
Storts, Amy Jo
Storts, Kaleb
Storts, Kylie Jo
Zappala, Gianna
Ballard, Paige; Ballard, Webb; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Hays, Chloe; Houseworth, Owen; Houseworth, Wyatt; Lichtenberg, Brady; Smith, Benson; Smith, Brianne; Smith, Keegan; Storts, Amy Jo; Storts, Kaleb; Storts, Kylie Jo; Zappala, Gianna
The Corps was releasing water from the flood gates of Cannon Dam and also generating power. We easily did this stretch in 2 1/2 hours without stopping.The Corps was releasing water from the flood gates of Cannon Dam and also generating power. We easily did this stretch in 2 1/2 hours without stopping. USGS Gauge Data:
Center (05507800)
Discharge: 9420
Height: 12.73
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Center (05507800)<br />Discharge: 9420<br />Height: 12.73
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-07-25 See Spillway Cincinnati Road Total trip distance: 7.0 miles7.0 High Center (05507800) 3210 7.57 None Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Grote, Camryn
Grote, Chase
Ince, Hunter
Jensen, Braden
Richards, Megan
Smith, Andy
Smith, Ayla
Smith, Benson
Smith, Brianne
Smith, Keegan
Zappala, Gary
Zappala, Gianna
Zappala, Grant
Zappala, Kim
Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Grote, Camryn; Grote, Chase; Ince, Hunter; Jensen, Braden; Richards, Megan; Smith, Andy; Smith, Ayla; Smith, Benson; Smith, Brianne; Smith, Keegan; Zappala, Gary; Zappala, Gianna; Zappala, Grant; Zappala, Kim
The Corps was releasing water from the flood gates but also started generating water at noon. The siren didn't sound but Brianne said she heard the turbines start up. The water was flowing well until about two miles from the take out where it slowed considerably, presumably because of the influence of the re-regulation dam (we've noticed this in past years, too).The Corps was releasing water from the flood gates but also started generating water at noon. The siren didn't sound but Brianne said she heard the turbines start up. The water was flowing well until about two miles from the take out where it slowed considerably, presumably because of the influence of the re-regulation dam (we've noticed this in past years, too). USGS Gauge Data:
Center (05507800)
Discharge: 3210
Height: 7.57
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Center (05507800)<br />Discharge: 3210<br />Height: 7.57
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2014-07-28 Bluff View Rt H Total trip distance: 18.7 miles6.4 Good Center (05507800) 3140 7.49 None NoneNone Bowe, Michelle
Bufford, Anne Marie
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Grote, Bob
Grote, Chase
Grote, Hannah
Hays, Chloe
Smith, Benson
Smith, Brianne
Bowe, Michelle; Bufford, Anne Marie; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Grote, Bob; Grote, Chase; Grote, Hannah; Hays, Chloe; Smith, Benson; Smith, Brianne
Some water was released from the re-regulation dam during this time, including right after we passed under the Rt A bridge. Because of the release of water, the gauge level varied widely (from 1400 cfs to nearly 8000 cfs).Some water was released from the re-regulation dam during this time, including right after we passed under the Rt A bridge. Because of the release of water, the gauge level varied widely (from 1400 cfs to nearly 8000 cfs). USGS Gauge Data:
Center (05507800)
Discharge: 3140
Height: 7.49
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Center (05507800)<br />Discharge: 3140<br />Height: 7.49
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2017-07-25 See Spillway Cincinnati Road Total trip distance: 7.0 miles7.0 Good Center (05507800) 190 2.62 None NoneNone Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Grote, Camryn
Houseworth, Owen
Houseworth, Wyatt
Luebrecht, Olivia
Williamson, Lucy
Zappala, Gary
Zappala, Gianna
Zappala, Grant
Zappala, Kim
Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Grote, Camryn; Houseworth, Owen; Houseworth, Wyatt; Luebrecht, Olivia; Williamson, Lucy; Zappala, Gary; Zappala, Gianna; Zappala, Grant; Zappala, Kim
Power generation started a little before the scheduled date and carried us down the river just fine. The water was cool and refreshing and most of the kids spent the better part of the day floating downstream in their jackets instead of in their boats. There is a long, slow pool near the end of the trip, between "Grass Island" and the takeout, about a mile further downstream.Power generation started a little before the scheduled date and carried us down the river just fine. The water was cool and refreshing and most of the kids spent the better part of the day floating downstream in their jackets instead of in their boats. There is a long, slow pool near the end of the trip, between USGS Gauge Data:
Center (05507800)
Discharge: 190
Height: 2.62
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Center (05507800)<br />Discharge: 190<br />Height: 2.62
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2016-07-28 See Spillway Cincinnati Road Total trip distance: 7.0 miles7.0 Good Center (05507800) 88 2.11 None NoneNone Ballard, Paige
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Grote, Chase
Grote, Hannah
Zappala, Gianna
Ballard, Paige; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Grote, Chase; Grote, Hannah; Zappala, Gianna
Cannon Dam was generating, but only in the afternoon. Water level read from 1600 hours, about halfway through the trip.Cannon Dam was generating, but only in the afternoon. Water level read from 1600 hours, about halfway through the trip. USGS Gauge Data:
Center (05507800)
Discharge: 88
Height: 2.11
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Center (05507800)<br />Discharge: 88<br />Height: 2.11
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2016-07-26 See Spillway Cincinnati Road Total trip distance: 7.0 miles7.0 Good Center (05507800) 77 2.05 None NoneNone Ballard, Christina
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Grote, Bob
Grote, Camryn
Ince, Hunter
Ince, Jessica
Luebrecht, Olivia
Mills, Jerri Ann
Mills, Kevin
Smith, Andy
Smith, Benson
Smith, Keegan
Storts, Amy Jo
Ballard, Christina; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Grote, Bob; Grote, Camryn; Ince, Hunter; Ince, Jessica; Luebrecht, Olivia; Mills, Jerri Ann; Mills, Kevin; Smith, Andy; Smith, Benson; Smith, Keegan; Storts, Amy Jo
Cannon Dam was generating in the afternoon. We hit the wave of water, which moved along at 3+ mph for most of the day. Towards the end, the current subsided, probably because we were close to the re-regulation dam. Water level read from 1600 hours, about halfway through the trip.Cannon Dam was generating in the afternoon. We hit the wave of water, which moved along at 3+ mph for most of the day. Towards the end, the current subsided, probably because we were close to the re-regulation dam. Water level read from 1600 hours, about halfway through the trip. USGS Gauge Data:
Center (05507800)
Discharge: 77
Height: 2.05
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Center (05507800)<br />Discharge: 77<br />Height: 2.05
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-07-14 Indian Camp Bailey Bridge Total trip distance: 10.4 miles10.4 High New London (05508000) 7720 9.73 None NoneNone Trantham, MeganTrantham, Megan No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
New London (05508000)
Discharge: 7720
Height: 9.73
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />New London (05508000)<br />Discharge: 7720<br />Height: 9.73
Source: TranthamSource: Trantham
Click for details2015-07-27 Bluff View Indian Camp Total trip distance: 18.7 miles18.7 High New London (05508000) 7390 9.76 None NoneNone Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Grote, Chase
Luebrecht, Olivia
Storts, Amy Jo
Storts, Kaleb
Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Grote, Chase; Luebrecht, Olivia; Storts, Amy Jo; Storts, Kaleb
The water was flowing from the beginning of this trip. We made this distance in 6 1/2 hours with minimal stops for swimming and resting.The water was flowing from the beginning of this trip. We made this distance in 6 1/2 hours with minimal stops for swimming and resting. USGS Gauge Data:
New London (05508000)
Discharge: 7390
Height: 9.76
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />New London (05508000)<br />Discharge: 7390<br />Height: 9.76
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2014-07-28 Rt H Indian Camp Total trip distance: 18.7 miles12.3 Good New London (05508000) 1200 4.46 None NoneNone Bufford, Anne Marie
Edmond, Brian
Grote, Bob
Grote, Hannah
Hays, Chloe
Bufford, Anne Marie; Edmond, Brian; Grote, Bob; Grote, Hannah; Hays, Chloe
Although we had normal water much of the afternoon, the pulse of water from power generation helped us through the latter part of the day.Although we had normal water much of the afternoon, the pulse of water from power generation helped us through the latter part of the day. USGS Gauge Data:
New London (05508000)
Discharge: 1200
Height: 4.46
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />New London (05508000)<br />Discharge: 1200<br />Height: 4.46
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2016-06-10 Shanks Mississippi River Total trip distance: 6.2 miles4.6 Good New London (05508000) 39 2.53 Poor NoneNone Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Grote, Camryn
Grote, Chase
Houseworth, Owen
Houseworth, Wyatt
Storts, Amy Jo
Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Grote, Camryn; Grote, Chase; Houseworth, Owen; Houseworth, Wyatt; Storts, Amy Jo
There was no current on the Salt River at all. At times, we were paddling against the wind. If we had a straight tail wind, or there was a flow, the trip would have been much better.There was no current on the Salt River at all. At times, we were paddling against the wind. If we had a straight tail wind, or there was a flow, the trip would have been much better. USGS Gauge Data:
New London (05508000)
Discharge: 39
Height: 2.53
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />New London (05508000)<br />Discharge: 39<br />Height: 2.53
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond

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Trip Summary for Salt River (Missouri)

Miles87.4
Trips9
People36
Dates9
Years5
Months2
Rows10
Sources2

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