Trip List for Van Someren

DateStateRiverStartEndDistanceConditionFishingDetails
Click for details2019-11-10 MO Pomme de Terre River Sunset Park MO 32 Total trip distance: 5.7 miles5.7 Good Poor NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Bartlett, Stephanie
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Haun, Korey
Lessmann, Kristi
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Haun, Korey; Lessmann, Kristi; Van Someren, Tom
The water level for this stretch of the river was nearly perfect. Like the Little Sac River, there are several bedrock runs that would be impossible to traverse with lower water levels and dangerous to walk (due to slick, algae-covered rocks). The water was clear and the scenery was good as well. This stretch is an easy one for beginners and canoes.The water level for this stretch of the river was nearly perfect. Like the Little Sac River, there are several bedrock runs that would be impossible to traverse with lower water levels and dangerous to walk (due to slick, algae-covered rocks). The water was clear and the scenery was good as well. This stretch is an easy one for beginners and canoes. USGS Gauge Data:
Polk (06921070)
Discharge: 347
Height: 3.13
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Polk (06921070)<br />Discharge: 347<br />Height: 3.13
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-10-27 MO Flat Creek Rt EE Flat Creek Road Total trip distance: 5.5 miles5.5 Good Poor NoneNone Acharya, Sree
Arnold, Al
Bartlett, Renee
Edmond, Brian
Haun, Korey
Jones, Marianne
Van Someren, Tom
Acharya, Sree; Arnold, Al; Bartlett, Renee; Edmond, Brian; Haun, Korey; Jones, Marianne; Van Someren, Tom
The day started out chilly and foggy but quickly warmed into the 60s and perhaps low 70s. The wind was mostly low and the water was crystal clear and at a nearly perfect level.The day started out chilly and foggy but quickly warmed into the 60s and perhaps low 70s. The wind was mostly low and the water was crystal clear and at a nearly perfect level. USGS Gauge Data:
Jenkins (07052820)
Discharge: 287
Height: 4.24
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Jenkins (07052820)<br />Discharge: 287<br />Height: 4.24
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-09-06 MO James River Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 4.8 miles4.8 Good Fair SMBSMB Bartlett, Isaak
Bartlett, Joe
Bartlett, Renee
Jones, Marianne
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Isaak; Bartlett, Joe; Bartlett, Renee; Jones, Marianne; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
Despite this float being on the DoJ (and literally finding a Port-a-Potty outhouse IN the river!), it was a great day to be on an Ozarks stream. The water was clear and gently moving along. The fishing wasn't off-the-charts good, but we all did catch a few here and there. There was one tree down about 1.5 miles up from Cox requiring us to do an easy portage around it.Despite this float being on the DoJ (and literally finding a Port-a-Potty outhouse IN the river!), it was a great day to be on an Ozarks stream. The water was clear and gently moving along. The fishing wasn't off-the-charts good, but we all did catch a few here and there. There was one tree down about 1.5 miles up from Cox requiring us to do an easy portage around it. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 417
Height: 4.21
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 417<br />Height: 4.21
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2019-08-30 MO Current River Cave Spring Pulltite Total trip distance: 17.2 miles4.3 Good Poor NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Bartlett, Stephanie
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
We broke camp around 1230 hours after touring Cave Spring and getting photos. Overall, the loaded canoe was tricky to maneuver on the upper sections of the river where obstacles could be a little more challenging than further down. We stopped at Rockhouse Cave for photos. We arrived at Pulltite around 1700 hours after taking our time paddling downstream and stopping for a long lunch. Despite travelling on a week day, we were with other people much of the time.We broke camp around 1230 hours after touring Cave Spring and getting photos. Overall, the loaded canoe was tricky to maneuver on the upper sections of the river where obstacles could be a little more challenging than further down. We stopped at Rockhouse Cave for photos. We arrived at Pulltite around 1700 hours after taking our time paddling downstream and stopping for a long lunch. Despite travelling on a week day, we were with other people much of the time. USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 427
Height: 1.38
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 427<br />Height: 1.38
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-08-29 MO Current River Big Creek Cave Spring Total trip distance: 17.2 miles12.0 Good Poor SMBSMB Bartlett, Renee
Bartlett, Stephanie
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
We broke camp around 1130 hours and took our time paddling downstream. We stopped at Welch Spring and Medlock Cave along the way for photos. We lost track of Tom and Renee just downstream from Akers and paddled through the early evening to find them setup at Cave Spring. This night, we setup our tents to ward off the dew. The night and next morning were somewhat overcast and cool. Dinner tonight was burgers, corn on the cob, potato salad, beans, avocado / mango salsa, among other things.We broke camp around 1130 hours and took our time paddling downstream. We stopped at Welch Spring and Medlock Cave along the way for photos. We lost track of Tom and Renee just downstream from Akers and paddled through the early evening to find them setup at Cave Spring. This night, we setup our tents to ward off the dew. The night and next morning were somewhat overcast and cool. Dinner tonight was burgers, corn on the cob, potato salad, beans, avocado / mango salsa, among other things. USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 490
Height: 1.49
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 490<br />Height: 1.49
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-08-28 MO Current River Cedargrove Big Creek Total trip distance: 17.2 miles0.9 Good None NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Bartlett, Stephanie
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
We arrived at Cedargrove a little before 1600 hours and unloaded our boats and equipment. Renee stayed with the boats while we shuttled to Pulltite. Tom and Renee pushed off around 1730 hours to find a camp site. Stephanie and I pushed off around 1830 hours. Dinner was a sausage, pepper, and rice casserole from Renee along with mango / avocado salsa and chocolate for dessert. The night was crystal clear and we saw a bright shooting star while sitting around the campfire. We slept outside and the dew was heavy, making everything very wet. Fortunately, the sun was bright and warm first thing in the morning, drying everything quickly. The gear in the boat was heavy but sufficient for an overnight trip. We did have some challenges sleeping together with two separate sleeping pads. We'll try a single air mattress next time.We arrived at Cedargrove a little before 1600 hours and unloaded our boats and equipment. Renee stayed with the boats while we shuttled to Pulltite. Tom and Renee pushed off around 1730 hours to find a camp site. Stephanie and I pushed off around 1830 hours. Dinner was a sausage, pepper, and rice casserole from Renee along with mango / avocado salsa and chocolate for dessert. The night was crystal clear and we saw a bright shooting star while sitting around the campfire. We slept outside and the dew was heavy, making everything very wet. Fortunately, the sun was bright and warm first thing in the morning, drying everything quickly. The gear in the boat was heavy but sufficient for an overnight trip. We did have some challenges sleeping together with two separate sleeping pads. We'll try a single air mattress next time. USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 569
Height: 1.62
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 569<br />Height: 1.62
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-07-27 MO James River Shelvin Rock Hootentown Total trip distance: 6.2 miles6.2 Good Poor BLG
RB
SMB
BLG, RB, SMB
Bartlett, Isaak
Bartlett, Joe
Bartlett, Renee
Chalumba, Claude
Dean, Dizzy
Garrison, Roxanne
Jones, Marianne
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Isaak; Bartlett, Joe; Bartlett, Renee; Chalumba, Claude; Dean, Dizzy; Garrison, Roxanne; Jones, Marianne; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
Not thinking through the full potential for a HUGE schmuck-a-rama to happen on the DoJ this Saturday, we arrived at Shelvin Rock to find the river access PACKED with fellow paddlers, cars, and trailers. At almost no point during the day could one not see at least a dozen kayaks either up or down stream from us. Regardless, it was a wonderful day to be outside on the river (even the DoJ) and everyone had a great time.Not thinking through the full potential for a HUGE schmuck-a-rama to happen on the DoJ this Saturday, we arrived at Shelvin Rock to find the river access PACKED with fellow paddlers, cars, and trailers. At almost no point during the day could one not see at least a dozen kayaks either up or down stream from us. Regardless, it was a wonderful day to be outside on the river (even the DoJ) and everyone had a great time. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 370
Height: 4.20
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 370<br />Height: 4.20
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2019-07-20 MO Crane Creek Otto Road Otto Road Total trip distance: 1.0 miles1.0 Low Fair BLG
GSF
SMB
BLG, GSF, SMB
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
Andrea and I took advantage of a hot 90 degree day to spontaneously fish the long slow pool upstream of Otto Road, plus cool off swimming in the clear stream. Interestingly, when we were loading our kayaks back on the car, Ryan Wilson, Korey Haun, and Cody Denson paddled down the stream to finish their day on the river, having put in at Swinging Bridge Road.Andrea and I took advantage of a hot 90 degree day to spontaneously fish the long slow pool upstream of Otto Road, plus cool off swimming in the clear stream. Interestingly, when we were loading our kayaks back on the car, Ryan Wilson, Korey Haun, and Cody Denson paddled down the stream to finish their day on the river, having put in at Swinging Bridge Road. No USGS gauge for this river and date<i>No USGS gauge for this river and date</i> Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2019-07-06 MO Flat Creek Stubblefield MO 39 Total trip distance: 7.6 miles7.6 Good Good GSF
LSF
SMB
GSF, LSF, SMB
Bartlett, Joe
Bartlett, Renee
Coppinger-Travers, Kathy
Dudenhoeffer, Diana
Dudenhoeffer, Todd
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Eth, Joe
Travers, Gina
Larsen, Chris
Larsen, Lisa
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Williams, Sarah
Bartlett, Joe; Bartlett, Renee; Coppinger-Travers, Kathy; Dudenhoeffer, Diana; Dudenhoeffer, Todd; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Eth, Joe; Travers, Gina; Larsen, Chris; Larsen, Lisa; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom; Williams, Sarah
This was a technical section of Flat Creek, much more so than we expected. Several downed trees and some tricky log and brush traps were present, some of which took down some boats. The water level was very good with just a few places being too shallow to float successfully (and most of those were because of the aforementioned obstacles forcing us to choose less than optimal pathways for the water level). This was Kathy's first river trip (although she'd been in a kayak before) and Julian's third solo kayak trip. Both performed admirably despite the technical difficulties.This was a technical section of Flat Creek, much more so than we expected. Several downed trees and some tricky log and brush traps were present, some of which took down some boats. The water level was very good with just a few places being too shallow to float successfully (and most of those were because of the aforementioned obstacles forcing us to choose less than optimal pathways for the water level). This was Kathy's first river trip (although she'd been in a kayak before) and Julian's third solo kayak trip. Both performed admirably despite the technical difficulties. USGS Gauge Data:
Jenkins (07052820)
Discharge: 355
Height: 4.44
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Jenkins (07052820)<br />Discharge: 355<br />Height: 4.44
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-07-02 MO Turnback Creek Dilday Mill Access Dilday Mill Access Total trip distance: 4.5 miles4.5 Good Poor NoneNone Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom On a whim, I decided to explore a section of Turnback Creek to determine it's suitability and attractiveness for future floating and fishing. I paddled 2.25 miles upstream from Dilday Mill Access. Unfortunately, the stream was rather murky. I thought that might just be because the water usually is cloudier nearer a dammed up area. But even 2 miles upstream from the Dilday Mill dam there never was more than 1.5 foot visibility into the water. While the stream was relatively clear of obstructions it's banks had tons of old river detritus that has accumulated over the years. Very little wildlife was observed. Only one turtle was spotted and I only saw one fish make an appearance below the water. Speaking with some of the locals, they also confirmed the creek wasn't really noted for good fishing. Based on this section alone though, it could be a fun river to do for technical navigation purposes. Because the stream seemed to twist and turn around each bend. And the section above Fiddler's Ford Access appears to have this characteristic on Google maps.On a whim, I decided to explore a section of Turnback Creek to determine it's suitability and attractiveness for future floating and fishing. I paddled 2.25 miles upstream from Dilday Mill Access. Unfortunately, the stream was rather murky. I thought that might just be because the water usually is cloudier nearer a dammed up area. But even 2 miles upstream from the Dilday Mill dam there never was more than 1.5 foot visibility into the water. While the stream was relatively clear of obstructions it's banks had tons of old river detritus that has accumulated over the years. Very little wildlife was observed. Only one turtle was spotted and I only saw one fish make an appearance below the water. Speaking with some of the locals, they also confirmed the creek wasn't really noted for good fishing. Based on this section alone though, it could be a fun river to do for technical navigation purposes. Because the stream seemed to twist and turn around each bend. And the section above Fiddler's Ford Access appears to have this characteristic on Google maps. USGS Gauge Data:
Greenfield (06918460)
Discharge: 0
Height: 13.69
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Greenfield (06918460)<br />Discharge: 0<br />Height: 13.69
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2019-06-30 MO Finley River Reed Road Lindenlure Total trip distance: 3.0 miles3.0 Good Good BLG
GSF
LSF
RB
SMB
BLG, GSF, LSF, RB, SMB
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
This little 3-mile section of the Finley has several great fishing holes, as well as some good swimming holes. The water was moving nicely and only one area could benefit from a chainsaw clearing an easier navigable path through it. One down side is having to portage kayaks over the dam at Linden (as all the property above the dam is private homes). It's not difficult to do so with two people, but the climb down the damn can be quite slippery and precarious. I certainly wouldn't want to attempt doing so with a very strong current flowing over the dam.This little 3-mile section of the Finley has several great fishing holes, as well as some good swimming holes. The water was moving nicely and only one area could benefit from a chainsaw clearing an easier navigable path through it. One down side is having to portage kayaks over the dam at Linden (as all the property above the dam is private homes). It's not difficult to do so with two people, but the climb down the damn can be quite slippery and precarious. I certainly wouldn't want to attempt doing so with a very strong current flowing over the dam. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 343
Height: 1.90
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 343<br />Height: 1.90
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2019-06-28 MO Current River Slick Shoal Hollow (B) Round Spring Total trip distance: 18.2 miles4.2 Good None NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
We broke camp late and spent a great deal of time lounging on gravel bars, including a delightful tea time setup at the mouth of Sinking Creek. Here, water in the creek was warmer than the river water which was an interesting flip about the usual nature of things. This was a fantastic multi-day trip on the Current and the first overnight river trip Tom and I attempted (although we've done several where we car camp and then paddle the next day).We broke camp late and spent a great deal of time lounging on gravel bars, including a delightful tea time setup at the mouth of Sinking Creek. Here, water in the creek was warmer than the river water which was an interesting flip about the usual nature of things. This was a fantastic multi-day trip on the Current and the first overnight river trip Tom and I attempted (although we've done several where we car camp and then paddle the next day). USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 557
Height: 1.60
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 557<br />Height: 1.60
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-06-27 MO Current River Gladden Creek Slick Shoal Hollow (B) Total trip distance: 18.2 miles13.7 Good Poor SMBSMB Bartlett, Renee
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
This was a perfect day to be on the river. We didn't see anyone else until nearly noon. We made great progress during the day as the current was moving steadily. Fishing was nearly non-existent. We did visit the main features including Cave Spring, Rockhouse Cave, Pulltite, and the smaller springs nearby.This was a perfect day to be on the river. We didn't see anyone else until nearly noon. We made great progress during the day as the current was moving steadily. Fishing was nearly non-existent. We did visit the main features including Cave Spring, Rockhouse Cave, Pulltite, and the smaller springs nearby. USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 614
Height: 1.69
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 614<br />Height: 1.69
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-06-26 MO Current River Akers Gladden Creek Total trip distance: 18.2 miles0.3 Good None NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
We arrived at Akers with the intention of camping there and shuttling and floating the next day. We met up with someone at the canoe rental who agreed to shuttle that night so we could get started. It was nearly dark when we pushed off so we stopped at the first available gravel bar to camp. Raccoons raided one of our dry bags for food that night, ripping a hole in the side and eating all of our English muffins and some other miscellaneous things.We arrived at Akers with the intention of camping there and shuttling and floating the next day. We met up with someone at the canoe rental who agreed to shuttle that night so we could get started. It was nearly dark when we pushed off so we stopped at the first available gravel bar to camp. Raccoons raided one of our dry bags for food that night, ripping a hole in the side and eating all of our English muffins and some other miscellaneous things. USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 708
Height: 1.83
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 708<br />Height: 1.83
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-06-22 MO Flat Creek Rt EE Flat Creek Road Total trip distance: 5.5 miles5.5 Good Good RB
SMB
RB, SMB
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Van Someren, Tom
Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Van Someren, Tom
The water level for this stretch was perfect. The water was nearly crystal clear but it flowed continuously from the time we put in. In fact, we had trouble finding a gravel bar where we could swim comfortably. Julian paddled his own kayak for this entire stretch. A couple of areas were a little sketchy for him since he was new but there were no problems.The water level for this stretch was perfect. The water was nearly crystal clear but it flowed continuously from the time we put in. In fact, we had trouble finding a gravel bar where we could swim comfortably. Julian paddled his own kayak for this entire stretch. A couple of areas were a little sketchy for him since he was new but there were no problems. USGS Gauge Data:
Jenkins (07052820)
Discharge: 449
Height: 4.68
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Jenkins (07052820)<br />Discharge: 449<br />Height: 4.68
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-06-21 MO Finley River Johns Ford Road Reed Road Total trip distance: 6.5 miles6.5 Good Good BLG
GSF
RB
SMB
BLG, GSF, RB, SMB
Bartlett, Renee
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Van Someren, Tom
The water level was perfect for this trip. The weather was too, right up to the point when a small rain shower developed and caused us to stay under tree cover / shelter for a while. Wet from the rain the temperature drop made it seem much cooler than it should have been for June. Still, a great impromptu Solstice Day float.The water level was perfect for this trip. The weather was too, right up to the point when a small rain shower developed and caused us to stay under tree cover / shelter for a while. Wet from the rain the temperature drop made it seem much cooler than it should have been for June. Still, a great impromptu Solstice Day float. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 415
Height: 2.22
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 415<br />Height: 2.22
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2019-06-19 MO James River Hwy 65 Access Southwood Total trip distance: 4.5 miles4.5 Good Poor NoneNone Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom Having floated some of the James above Kinser Bridge, I always wanted to know what the section below Kinser (to Lake Springfield) consisted of. I can now say the 3 miles of stream contained in this section are not worth doing. Having paddled upstream for 2 miles there wasn't one moment where I couldn't hear the drone of traffic noise along highway 65 and / or highway 60. If the DOJ is the McDonald's of rivers, this section should be designated as the White Castle section, simply because it's along a major highway and can only appeal to the lowest common denominator of outdoor activities.Having floated some of the James above Kinser Bridge, I always wanted to know what the section below Kinser (to Lake Springfield) consisted of. I can now say the 3 miles of stream contained in this section are not worth doing. Having paddled upstream for 2 miles there wasn't one moment where I couldn't hear the drone of traffic noise along highway 65 and / or highway 60. If the DOJ is the McDonald's of rivers, this section should be designated as the White Castle section, simply because it's along a major highway and can only appeal to the lowest common denominator of outdoor activities. USGS Gauge Data:
Springfield (07050700)
Discharge: 448
Height: 5.94
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Springfield (07050700)<br />Discharge: 448<br />Height: 5.94
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2019-06-13 MO Crane Creek Otto Road Otto Road Total trip distance: 1.5 miles1.5 Good Good BLG
GSF
SMB
BLG, GSF, SMB
Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom Took advantage of a beautiful, clear, 75 degree day to fish the long slowish pool upstream of Otto Road.Took advantage of a beautiful, clear, 75 degree day to fish the long slowish pool upstream of Otto Road. No USGS gauge for this river and date<i>No USGS gauge for this river and date</i> Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2019-05-27 MO Gasconade River Buzzard Bluff Wilbur Allen Total trip distance: 7.2 miles7.2 Good Great GSF
RB
SMB
GSF, RB, SMB
Bartlett, Joe
Bartlett, Renee
Edmond, Brian
Larsen, Lisa
Travers, Gina
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Joe; Bartlett, Renee; Edmond, Brian; Larsen, Lisa; Travers, Gina; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
Although this was on the upper Gasconade, the river was already very large here. The first half of the trip consisted of some very large, slow pools punctuated with some good runs. The latter part of this trip was faster. After our lunch stop, we did find the perfect shady spot for a "rivercado" snack.Although this was on the upper Gasconade, the river was already very large here. The first half of the trip consisted of some very large, slow pools punctuated with some good runs. The latter part of this trip was faster. After our lunch stop, we did find the perfect shady spot for a USGS Gauge Data:
Hazelgreen (06928000)
Discharge: 2840
Height: 5.44
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Hazelgreen (06928000)<br />Discharge: 2840<br />Height: 5.44
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-05-25 MO Beaver Creek Jackson Mill CR 437 Total trip distance: 9.2 miles9.2 Good Great GSF
RB
SMB
GSF, RB, SMB
Bartlett, Joe
Bartlett, Renee
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Grindstaff, Brian
Grindstaff, Nathaniel
Hayes, Katie
Larsen, Lisa
Travers, Gina
Tuter, Kristin
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Joe; Bartlett, Renee; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Grindstaff, Brian; Grindstaff, Nathaniel; Hayes, Katie; Larsen, Lisa; Travers, Gina; Tuter, Kristin; Van Someren, Tom
The water level on this trip was nearly perfect. There is no access at MO 76 despite the guidebook information. We put in at Jackson Hollow instead. The takeout is now gated and the landowner there is not friendly to paddlers (as we were told by some locals).The water level on this trip was nearly perfect. There is no access at MO 76 despite the guidebook information. We put in at Jackson Hollow instead. The takeout is now gated and the landowner there is not friendly to paddlers (as we were told by some locals). USGS Gauge Data:
Bradleyville (07054080)
Discharge: 629
Height: 4.43
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Bradleyville (07054080)<br />Discharge: 629<br />Height: 4.43
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-05-17 MO Finley River Johns Ford Road Reed Road Total trip distance: 6.5 miles6.5 Good Great GSF
RB
SMB
GSF, RB, SMB
Bartlett, Renee
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
This was an ideal water level for this stretch of river. Several blocked passageways and some obstacles were encountered. We cleared some of these with a chainsaw and manpower but there is much work to be done.This was an ideal water level for this stretch of river. Several blocked passageways and some obstacles were encountered. We cleared some of these with a chainsaw and manpower but there is much work to be done. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 465
Height: 2.32
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 465<br />Height: 2.32
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-04-21 MO Beaver Creek Brownbranch Bradleyville Total trip distance: 7.9 miles7.9 Good Fair BLG
GSF
SMB
BLG, GSF, SMB
Bartlett, Joe
Bartlett, Renee
Dudenhoffer, Todd
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Joe; Bartlett, Renee; Dudenhoffer, Todd; Van Someren, Tom
The water level was absolutely STELLAR, moving along great the entire length. No obstructions in the river, either. While the number of fish we caught placed us in the "fair" region we all judged the fishing as "poor". Note too: Beaver Creek Canoe Rental is charging floaters a $10 per boat "Access fee" to put in there.The water level was absolutely STELLAR, moving along great the entire length. No obstructions in the river, either. While the number of fish we caught placed us in the USGS Gauge Data:
Bradleyville (07054080)
Discharge: 496
Height: 3.96
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Bradleyville (07054080)<br />Discharge: 496<br />Height: 3.96
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2019-04-16 MO Finley River Reed Road Reed Road Total trip distance: 5.8 miles5.8 Good None NoneNone Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom On a whim (and because it was such a mild April day with good flowing water) I paddled 2.9 miles upstream to Pedelo Creek to clear away some river obstructions.On a whim (and because it was such a mild April day with good flowing water) I paddled 2.9 miles upstream to Pedelo Creek to clear away some river obstructions. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 377
Height: 2.14
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 377<br />Height: 2.14
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2019-04-09 MO Finley River Johns Ford Road Reed Road Total trip distance: 6.5 miles6.5 Good Fair SMBSMB Bartlett, Renee
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Van Someren, Tom
This was a near-perfect-conditions day to be on the river, especially for early April. The water level was still flowing really great from semi-recent rains, and the air was very clam and warm from a cloudless sunny day. Too bad the fishing was rather poor (Renee managed to catch a small carp). The large spread-out tree snarl that occurs where Pedelo Creek joins the Finley has changed again where it can be made MUCH more easily navigable with a day's worth work with a couple chain saws.This was a near-perfect-conditions day to be on the river, especially for early April. The water level was still flowing really great from semi-recent rains, and the air was very clam and warm from a cloudless sunny day. Too bad the fishing was rather poor (Renee managed to catch a small carp). The large spread-out tree snarl that occurs where Pedelo Creek joins the Finley has changed again where it can be made MUCH more easily navigable with a day's worth work with a couple chain saws. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 373
Height: 2.13
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 373<br />Height: 2.13
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2019-03-22 AR Buffalo River Ponca Kyles Total trip distance: 10.6 miles10.6 Good None NoneNone Arnold, Al
Bartlett, Renee
Bullard, Loring
Jones, Marianne
Siegfried, Beth
Turk, Scott
Van Someren, Tom
Williams, Sarah
Arnold, Al; Bartlett, Renee; Bullard, Loring; Jones, Marianne; Siegfried, Beth; Turk, Scott; Van Someren, Tom; Williams, Sarah
The weather today was excellent for a day on the Buffalo. The water level could have been higher to make this a perfect trip, but there was still enough flow to give it a 'Good' rating. Lots of half hidden rocks for the less experienced kayaker (as well as experienced floater) to get stuck on. Late in the day we had to help do a minor rescue of a father-daughter who capsized their canoe .3 of a mile upstream from Kyle's (they were two cold soaked and shivering floaters). We got in the water at 10:40 and arrived at Kyle's at just after 18:00, which included a hike in to Hemmed-In Hollow.The weather today was excellent for a day on the Buffalo. The water level could have been higher to make this a perfect trip, but there was still enough flow to give it a 'Good' rating. Lots of half hidden rocks for the less experienced kayaker (as well as experienced floater) to get stuck on. Late in the day we had to help do a minor rescue of a father-daughter who capsized their canoe .3 of a mile upstream from Kyle's (they were two cold soaked and shivering floaters). We got in the water at 10:40 and arrived at Kyle's at just after 18:00, which included a hike in to Hemmed-In Hollow. USGS Gauge Data:
Ponca (07055660)
Discharge: 144
Height: 3.14
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Ponca (07055660)<br />Discharge: 144<br />Height: 3.14
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2019-02-13 MO Little Sac River Rt O FR 115 Total trip distance: 11.7 miles11.7 Good 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 details2019-01-05 MO Niangua River Moon Valley Bennett Spring Total trip distance: 7.9 miles7.9 Good 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 details2018-12-16 MO Bull Creek Goodnight Hollow Walnut Shade Total trip distance: 7.2 miles7.2 Good None NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Van Someren, Tom
Despite the water level being 130 cfs higher than we've ever floated Bull Creek before, there *STILL* were several spots where the kayaks dragged over gravel bar-ish areas. Previously I felt a little cautious about doing this stream the closer the cfs climbed toward 600 (our current "High" limit setting). But now I'm thinking 550-600 would be a great flow rate to look for in a day trip. Whenever were able to try it at that flow rate we'll no doubt need to raise the "High" limit spec. Didn't see but a single fish in the stream the entire way.Despite the water level being 130 cfs higher than we've ever floated Bull Creek before, there *STILL* were several spots where the kayaks dragged over gravel bar-ish areas. Previously I felt a little cautious about doing this stream the closer the cfs climbed toward 600 (our current USGS Gauge Data:
Walnut Shade (07053810)
Discharge: 361
Height: 3.92
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Walnut Shade (07053810)<br />Discharge: 361<br />Height: 3.92
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2018-10-26 MO James River Shelvin Rock Hootentown Total trip distance: 6.2 miles6.2 Good Poor NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Bullard, Loring
Flynn, Beth
Jones, Marianne
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Bullard, Loring; Flynn, Beth; Jones, Marianne; Van Someren, Tom
Fishing was non-existent. Water level was just below "Good", but still easily navigable. The fall colors were in their first stage of full display, so it was a nice cool-ish October day float.Fishing was non-existent. Water level was just below USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 129
Height: 2.61
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 129<br />Height: 2.61
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2018-09-03 MO Finley River Johns Ford Road Reed Road Total trip distance: 6.5 miles6.5 Poor Great BLG
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Hooper, Joe
Van Someren, Tom
Hooper, Joe; Van Someren, Tom
The weather was perfect, the fishing was great, but the water level was pretty lousy (despite the recent rains that occurred earlier a few days before). The CFS had unfortunately dropped below a "Good" rating. Several 12-14" large mouth bass were caught throughout the day, though. The river obstructions located at N37.045881 W93.065229 have become worse and need significant cleanup to make this area easily navigable again. Portaging around it in lower water levels has become a real hassle. The second tree snarl (coordinates N37.042722 W93.072017) now has a wide easy pathway through it.The weather was perfect, the fishing was great, but the water level was pretty lousy (despite the recent rains that occurred earlier a few days before). The CFS had unfortunately dropped below a USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 174
Height: 1.41
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 174<br />Height: 1.41
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2018-09-01 MO Bull Creek Goodnight Hollow Walnut Shade Total trip distance: 7.2 miles7.2 Good Great GSF
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Edmond, Brian
Fillmer, Lawrence
Larsen, Chris
Larsen, Lisa
Travers, Gina
Van Someren, Tom
Edmond, Brian; Fillmer, Lawrence; Larsen, Chris; Larsen, Lisa; Travers, Gina; Van Someren, Tom
The water level for this trip was not ideal. It was too low for a comfortable trip but it was good enough to do again in a pinch. The water was crystal clear despite a major rain event on Thursday. Friday's water level would have been perfect for a good trip.The water level for this trip was not ideal. It was too low for a comfortable trip but it was good enough to do again in a pinch. The water was crystal clear despite a major rain event on Thursday. Friday's water level would have been perfect for a good trip. USGS Gauge Data:
Walnut Shade (07053810)
Discharge: 305
Height: 3.67
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Walnut Shade (07053810)<br />Discharge: 305<br />Height: 3.67
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2018-08-17 MO Finley River Reed Road Reed Road Total trip distance: 3.0 miles3.0 Poor Great GSF
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Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom Tried to take advantage of the perfect weather and recent rains, but the water level was still much too low. Had to drag the kayak over pretty much every gravel bar to get upstream about 1 1/2 miles and fish the long slow pool located there. Great fishing was had, though, just sitting in the shade pulling in one after another 6-7 inch goggle eye and SMB. Got in the water at 15:00 and took out 18:40.Tried to take advantage of the perfect weather and recent rains, but the water level was still much too low. Had to drag the kayak over pretty much every gravel bar to get upstream about 1 1/2 miles and fish the long slow pool located there. Great fishing was had, though, just sitting in the shade pulling in one after another 6-7 inch goggle eye and SMB. Got in the water at 15:00 and took out 18:40. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 102
Height: 1.12
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 102<br />Height: 1.12
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2018-08-12 MO James River Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 4.8 miles4.8 Good None RBRB Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
A 2-3" rain in S Spgfld loaded up Wilson's Creek enough to send a wave of water down the James. We caught the very tail end of it on this trip. The water was not fast but we managed to do the trip without dragging. The water was comfortable for swimming. There were a lot of boats on the water, primarily from rentals along the river.A 2-3 USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 244
Height: 4.28
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 244<br />Height: 4.28
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2018-06-29 MO Finley River Braden Road Braden Road Total trip distance: 2.6 miles2.6 Good Fair LSF
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Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom Put in late in the afternoon around 15:30 and took out right before dark, 20:30. Found a spot to park the car well off the road that wasn't marked Private Property / No Trespassing and paddled upstream 1.28 miles. This section of the river isn't as favorable to paddle upstream as it has WAAAAY too many extended gravely bars the kayak has to be pulled through (so it's more like a hike with your boat). The fish weren't biting at all until right before dusk when I caught three very nice size smallies and a goggle eye.Put in late in the afternoon around 15:30 and took out right before dark, 20:30. Found a spot to park the car well off the road that wasn't marked Private Property / No Trespassing and paddled upstream 1.28 miles. This section of the river isn't as favorable to paddle upstream as it has WAAAAY too many extended gravely bars the kayak has to be pulled through (so it's more like a hike with your boat). The fish weren't biting at all until right before dusk when I caught three very nice size smallies and a goggle eye. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 55
Height: 0.86
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 55<br />Height: 0.86
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2018-06-10 MO James River Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 4.8 miles4.8 Good Good SMBSMB Aliaga, Rut
Brame, Erika
Brame, Joon
Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Gerhardt, Kyle
Gerhardt, Megan
Larsen, Chris
Larsen, Lisa
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Wilson, Ryan
Aliaga, Rut; Brame, Erika; Brame, Joon; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Gerhardt, Kyle; Gerhardt, Megan; Larsen, Chris; Larsen, Lisa; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom; Wilson, Ryan
This section of the James was relatively fast-moving given the very low rainfall we've had. It was also fairly crowded with rental boats and others. Swimming and fishing were both good and the water was comfortable. Chris and I cut up a tree obstruction on one particularly tricky run.This section of the James was relatively fast-moving given the very low rainfall we've had. It was also fairly crowded with rental boats and others. Swimming and fishing were both good and the water was comfortable. Chris and I cut up a tree obstruction on one particularly tricky run. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 346
Height: 4.23
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 346<br />Height: 4.23
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2018-06-03 MO Crane Creek Doc Eaton Road (CC-30A) Otto Road Total trip distance: 7.8 miles7.8 Good Fair LSF
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Acharya, Sree
Jackson, Amy
Larsen, Chris
Larsen, Lisa
Martin, Galen
Provance, Doug
Turk, Scott
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Wilson, Ryan
Acharya, Sree; Jackson, Amy; Larsen, Chris; Larsen, Lisa; Martin, Galen; Provance, Doug; Turk, Scott; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom; Wilson, Ryan
This little creek is the perfect stream (IMHO). Small, compact, cozy, canopied with trees leaning in over much of the water, with tons of twists and turns around many bends in the river (especially so in the section above Swinging Bridge). We caught the water level at a point just before it may have been too low, but it still turned out to be an excellent outing with perfect weather. Fishing was actually poor for everyone accept Galen, who managed to catch an elusive McCloud Trout (approx. 4-5 lbs). The airspace at Oto Road bridge looked to be about 15-16".This little creek is the perfect stream (IMHO). Small, compact, cozy, canopied with trees leaning in over much of the water, with tons of twists and turns around many bends in the river (especially so in the section above Swinging Bridge). We caught the water level at a point just before it may have been too low, but it still turned out to be an excellent outing with perfect weather. Fishing was actually poor for everyone accept Galen, who managed to catch an elusive McCloud Trout (approx. 4-5 lbs). The airspace at Oto Road bridge looked to be about 15-16 No USGS gauge for this river and date<i>No USGS gauge for this river and date</i> Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2018-06-01 MO James River Delaware Hootentown Total trip distance: 12.7 miles12.7 Good Good CCF
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Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom Originally this trip was supposed to be on Crane Creek. However, finding it in flood stage (from the previous night's rains) when I got there, I spontaneously switched to doing the James, since it was basically on the drive back to the house. Thankfully the DOJ's current had movement for most of this long stretch, because doing 12.7 miles without its assistance would have been WAAAAY too much. Shelvin Rock to Hootie is much more interesting (IMHO) than Delaware to Shelvin. Though somewhat scenic, the entire length just has FAAAAAR too many long, slow, wide, tedious sections for my taste. The James is definitely the Waffle House of rivers (i.e., always there, always open, generally "Meh!").Originally this trip was supposed to be on Crane Creek. However, finding it in flood stage (from the previous night's rains) when I got there, I spontaneously switched to doing the James, since it was basically on the drive back to the house. Thankfully the DOJ's current had movement for most of this long stretch, because doing 12.7 miles without its assistance would have been WAAAAY too much. Shelvin Rock to Hootie is much more interesting (IMHO) than Delaware to Shelvin. Though somewhat scenic, the entire length just has FAAAAAR too many long, slow, wide, tedious sections for my taste. The James is definitely the Waffle House of rivers (i.e., always there, always open, generally USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 226
Height: 2.87
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 226<br />Height: 2.87
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2018-05-30 MO Finley River Reed Road Reed Road Total trip distance: 4.2 miles4.2 Good Excellent BLG
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Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom A *gorgeous* day to be on a river, so I spent the entire day paddling up stream, swimming, fishing, eating, and soaking in the solitude of having this stretch of clear stream all to myself. Fished several holes and long calm sections extensively from shady areas and utterly KILLED it with the number of fish caught. At the spot where I stopped paddling up stream I spent probably 90 minutes catching something on nearly EVERY cast (it was unbelievable for a while!). Most were 6-7" goggle eye and small sun fish, but several were nice sized large and small mouth bass. Just a perfect day.A *gorgeous* day to be on a river, so I spent the entire day paddling up stream, swimming, fishing, eating, and soaking in the solitude of having this stretch of clear stream all to myself. Fished several holes and long calm sections extensively from shady areas and utterly KILLED it with the number of fish caught. At the spot where I stopped paddling up stream I spent probably 90 minutes catching something on nearly EVERY cast (it was unbelievable for a while!). Most were 6-7 USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 218
Height: 1.58
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 218<br />Height: 1.58
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2018-05-29 MO Finley River Braden Road Braden Road Total trip distance: 2.6 miles2.6 Good Fair LSF
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LSF, RB, SMB
Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom Put in late in the afternoon around 15:30 and took out right before dark, 20:30. Found a spot to park the car well off the road that wasn't marked Private Property / No Trespassing and paddled upstream 1.28 miles. This section of the river isn't as favorable to paddle upstream as it has WAAAAY too many extended gravelly bars the kayak has to be pulled through (so it's more like a hike with your boat). The fish weren't biting at all until right before dusk when I caught three very nice size smallies and a goggle eye.Put in late in the afternoon around 15:30 and took out right before dark, 20:30. Found a spot to park the car well off the road that wasn't marked Private Property / No Trespassing and paddled upstream 1.28 miles. This section of the river isn't as favorable to paddle upstream as it has WAAAAY too many extended gravelly bars the kayak has to be pulled through (so it's more like a hike with your boat). The fish weren't biting at all until right before dusk when I caught three very nice size smallies and a goggle eye. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 260
Height: 1.71
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 260<br />Height: 1.71
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2018-05-27 MO Swan Creek Rt AA Hulls Ford Road Total trip distance: 7.4 miles7.4 Good Excellent BLG
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RB
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Acharya, Holly
Acharya, Sree
Bowe, Michelle
Bowen, Denis
Casey, Libra
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Larsen, Chris
Larsen, Lisa
Martin, Galen
Travers, Gina
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Acharya, Holly; Acharya, Sree; Bowe, Michelle; Bowen, Denis; Casey, Libra; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Larsen, Chris; Larsen, Lisa; Martin, Galen; Travers, Gina; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
The water level today was ideal for canoes and kayaks. Unfortunately, there is no gauge on Swan Creek, but Tom checked the level yesterday and found the recent rain had brought it up to flood stage. This stretch of the river was nearly continuously flowing so this stretch went pretty quickly. We stopped several times along the way to swim and take care of debris. Brian hit 1000 lifetime miles on this trip. Julian hit 300 and Michelle hit 250. Galen caught most of the fish (50+) while Tom and Chris each caught several.The water level today was ideal for canoes and kayaks. Unfortunately, there is no gauge on Swan Creek, but Tom checked the level yesterday and found the recent rain had brought it up to flood stage. This stretch of the river was nearly continuously flowing so this stretch went pretty quickly. We stopped several times along the way to swim and take care of debris. Brian hit 1000 lifetime miles on this trip. Julian hit 300 and Michelle hit 250. Galen caught most of the fish (50+) while Tom and Chris each caught several. No USGS gauge for this river and date<i>No USGS gauge for this river and date</i> Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2018-05-24 MO Finley River Johns Ford Road Johns Ford Road Total trip distance: 2.5 miles2.5 Good Poor RBRB Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom Put in again at 16:30, paddled upstream to Braden Road (with only half a kayak paddle, since I stupidly took the two male halves) and lazily fished the deeper slow pools while drifting down stream. There are a couple spots in this stretch that would benefit from a small chain saw being brought along on the next trip. The water level was good for this sort of up-stream trip: not overly swift, but high enough to make the downstream trip easy without dragging.Put in again at 16:30, paddled upstream to Braden Road (with only half a kayak paddle, since I stupidly took the two male halves) and lazily fished the deeper slow pools while drifting down stream. There are a couple spots in this stretch that would benefit from a small chain saw being brought along on the next trip. The water level was good for this sort of up-stream trip: not overly swift, but high enough to make the downstream trip easy without dragging. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 194
Height: 1.58
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 194<br />Height: 1.58
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2018-05-21 MO Finley River Seneca Road Seneca Road Total trip distance: 2.4 miles2.4 Good Poor LSF
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Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom Put in (16:30) and took out (20:00) at Seneca Road. Paddled upstream for 1.17 miles (fishing the slower pools) until the strong current took its toll on my arms and just I just didn't want to exert myself anymore. Beautiful late afternoon day to get on the river.Put in (16:30) and took out (20:00) at Seneca Road. Paddled upstream for 1.17 miles (fishing the slower pools) until the strong current took its toll on my arms and just I just didn't want to exert myself anymore. Beautiful late afternoon day to get on the river. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 394
Height: 2.09
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 394<br />Height: 2.09
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2018-05-18 MO Finley River Johns Ford Road Reed Road Total trip distance: 6.5 miles6.5 Good Fair BLG
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Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom The current was flowing really great, however the visibility into the water was murky from silt still not having settled (due to the recent rains). Despite having just paddled this section of the river the Saturday before, I decided to go again (on a whim and moment's notice) since the weather was perfect for it. The fishing turned out pretty good too.The current was flowing really great, however the visibility into the water was murky from silt still not having settled (due to the recent rains). Despite having just paddled this section of the river the Saturday before, I decided to go again (on a whim and moment's notice) since the weather was perfect for it. The fishing turned out pretty good too. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 532
Height: 2.37
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 532<br />Height: 2.37
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2018-05-12 MO Finley River Johns Ford Road Reed Road Total trip distance: 6.5 miles6.5 Low Great GSF
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Acharya, Sree
Arnold, Al
Casey, Libra
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Fillmer, Lawrence
Hong, Kenny
Larsen, Chris
Van Someren, Tom
Acharya, Sree; Arnold, Al; Casey, Libra; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Fillmer, Lawrence; Hong, Kenny; Larsen, Chris; Van Someren, Tom
This was a fantastic float and a good day to be out. Several of the riffles had significant amounts of dragging, a few required a short portage or pulling the boat through the water. At least one set of snags caused a significant portage across two gravel bars. We spent some amount of time clearing debris and cutting limbs to make future floats better.This was a fantastic float and a good day to be out. Several of the riffles had significant amounts of dragging, a few required a short portage or pulling the boat through the water. At least one set of snags caused a significant portage across two gravel bars. We spent some amount of time clearing debris and cutting limbs to make future floats better. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 237
Height: 1.71
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 237<br />Height: 1.71
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2018-05-10 MO Finley River Reed Road Reed Road Total trip distance: 2.0 miles2.0 Good Poor BLG
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Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom Paddled one mile upstream from Reed Road and fished the couple deeper holes where the water wasn't flowing too quickly. The current was actually fairly aggressive to paddle upstream, especially so over the shallower gravely areas. I had to get out and pull the kayak upstream through the swifter water.Paddled one mile upstream from Reed Road and fished the couple deeper holes where the water wasn't flowing too quickly. The current was actually fairly aggressive to paddle upstream, especially so over the shallower gravely areas. I had to get out and pull the kayak upstream through the swifter water. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 322
Height: 1.93
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 322<br />Height: 1.93
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2018-04-29 MO Bull Creek Goodnight Hollow Walnut Shade Total trip distance: 7.2 miles7.2 Good Poor NoneNone Edmond, Brian
Larsen, Chris
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Williams, Sarah
Edmond, Brian; Larsen, Chris; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom; Williams, Sarah
We encountered a few portage obstacles from flooding damage last year. Some places were tricky because the water was low enough for exposed bedrock and some other obstacles. We decided this water level was probably the minimum for a comfortable "Good" float for this river.We encountered a few portage obstacles from flooding damage last year. Some places were tricky because the water was low enough for exposed bedrock and some other obstacles. We decided this water level was probably the minimum for a comfortable USGS Gauge Data:
Walnut Shade (07053810)
Discharge: 306
Height: 3.84
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Walnut Shade (07053810)<br />Discharge: 306<br />Height: 3.84
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2017-12-02 MO Niangua River Bennett Spring Barclay Total trip distance: 6.3 miles6.3 Low 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 details2017-10-08 MO James River Cox Galena Landing Total trip distance: 3.9 miles3.9 Good Fair GSF
SMB
GSF, SMB
Dudenhoeffer, Reagan
Dudenhoeffer, Todd
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Dudenhoeffer, Reagan; Dudenhoeffer, Todd; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
The lake level was at 916.41 but we were in a still pool for the last mile of the trip. For future trips, the level should be lower if one expects to get a current for the entire trip.The lake level was at 916.41 but we were in a still pool for the last mile of the trip. For future trips, the level should be lower if one expects to get a current for the entire trip. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 178
Height: 4.17
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 178<br />Height: 4.17
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2017-10-01 MO Finley River Reed Road Reed Road Total trip distance: 1.0 miles1.0 Poor Poor BLG
RB
BLG, RB
Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom Just paddled upstream a half mile, ate some lunch, and fished the slow pools. Mostly to just enjoy the sunny 82 degree October 1st Sunday afternoon.Just paddled upstream a half mile, ate some lunch, and fished the slow pools. Mostly to just enjoy the sunny 82 degree October 1st Sunday afternoon. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 30
Height: 0.68
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 30<br />Height: 0.68
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2017-08-12 MO Eleven Point River Long Hollow Turners Mill Total trip distance: 8.1 miles8.1 Good Great BLG
RB
RT
SMB
BLG, RB, RT, SMB
Edmond, Brian
Tune, Jeff
Tune, Stacey
Van Someren, Tom
Edmond, Brian; Tune, Jeff; Tune, Stacey; Van Someren, Tom
This was an excellent and casual float. The section above Greer Spring was a little low and we dragged or bumped through most of the riffles (a few had enough to carry us without bumping the bottom). After the spring, the river was swifter and high enough to carry us easily through the remainder of the trip. Nobody else was on the river above MO 19, and only a few people were encountered after that point. We started around 0930 hours and finished at 1640 hours.This was an excellent and casual float. The section above Greer Spring was a little low and we dragged or bumped through most of the riffles (a few had enough to carry us without bumping the bottom). After the spring, the river was swifter and high enough to carry us easily through the remainder of the trip. Nobody else was on the river above MO 19, and only a few people were encountered after that point. We started around 0930 hours and finished at 1640 hours. USGS Gauge Data:
Bardley (07071500)
Discharge: 781
Height: 3.76
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Bardley (07071500)<br />Discharge: 781<br />Height: 3.76
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2017-07-02 MO Finley River Reed Road Reed Road Total trip distance: 2.0 miles2.0 Low Poor NoneNone Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Van Someren, Tom
Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Van Someren, Tom
We paddled 1/2 mile up to a downed double-trunk sycamore to cut it out. Both of us had to paddle back to the put in one time to retrieve something to assist in the effort, resulting in 2 miles total. Much of the work was done and the obstacle is definitely better than it was. But, we couldn't move the bottom log completely out of the way. The pool between the put in and the obstacle was pretty slow. One small riffle between was easily paddled but was very low.We paddled 1/2 mile up to a downed double-trunk sycamore to cut it out. Both of us had to paddle back to the put in one time to retrieve something to assist in the effort, resulting in 2 miles total. Much of the work was done and the obstacle is definitely better than it was. But, we couldn't move the bottom log completely out of the way. The pool between the put in and the obstacle was pretty slow. One small riffle between was easily paddled but was very low. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 81
Height: 1.05
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 81<br />Height: 1.05
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2017-06-24 MO Flat Creek Rt EE Flat Creek Road Total trip distance: 5.5 miles5.5 Good Fair BLG
RB
SMB
BLG, RB, SMB
Acharya, Holly
Acharya, Sreekanth
Arnold, Al
Arnold, Sharmane
Davis, Reva
Eth, Joe
Cline, Bradley
Cline, Jacob
Cline, Jamie
Van Someren, Tom
Acharya, Holly; Acharya, Sreekanth; Arnold, Al; Arnold, Sharmane; Davis, Reva; Eth, Joe; Cline, Bradley; Cline, Jacob; Cline, Jamie; Van Someren, Tom
Weather was perfect, water level was excellent. Only a couple of downed trees were blocking the river where newbies felt the need to portage around them. Got on the river at 10:45 and exited around 16:30.Weather was perfect, water level was excellent. Only a couple of downed trees were blocking the river where newbies felt the need to portage around them. Got on the river at 10:45 and exited around 16:30. USGS Gauge Data:
Jenkins (07052820)
Discharge: 269
Height: 4.63
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Jenkins (07052820)<br />Discharge: 269<br />Height: 4.63
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2017-06-10 MO Crane Creek Blue Hole (CR AA-50) James River Total trip distance: 10.4 miles2.0 Good Poor NoneNone Van Someren, Tom
Williams, Sarah
Wilson, Ryan
Wilson, Shiree
Van Someren, Tom; Williams, Sarah; Wilson, Ryan; Wilson, Shiree
Put in just before 1000, took out at Cox Access in Galena right at 1730. Water level was good on Crane Creek with no obstructions blocking the last two miles of it before joining the James. The James, too, was flowing very nicely. Fishing utterly sucked, mostly due to WAAAAAY too many people also taking advantage of the gorgeous day outside.Put in just before 1000, took out at Cox Access in Galena right at 1730. Water level was good on Crane Creek with no obstructions blocking the last two miles of it before joining the James. The James, too, was flowing very nicely. Fishing utterly sucked, mostly due to WAAAAAY too many people also taking advantage of the gorgeous day outside. No USGS gauge for this river and date<i>No USGS gauge for this river and date</i> Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2017-06-10 MO James River Crane Creek Cox Total trip distance: 10.4 miles8.4 Good Poor NoneNone Van Someren, Tom
Williams, Sarah
Wilson, Ryan
Wilson, Shiree
Van Someren, Tom; Williams, Sarah; Wilson, Ryan; Wilson, Shiree
Put in just before 1000, took out at Cox Access in Galena right at 1730. The James was flowing very nicely. Fishing utterly sucked, mostly due to WAAAAAY too many people taking advantage of the gorgeous day outside. From just below Kerr Access all the way to Galena, we had to put up with the noise and shenanigans of 130 college students drifting down the river in a mass rafting flotilla.Put in just before 1000, took out at Cox Access in Galena right at 1730. The James was flowing very nicely. Fishing utterly sucked, mostly due to WAAAAAY too many people taking advantage of the gorgeous day outside. From just below Kerr Access all the way to Galena, we had to put up with the noise and shenanigans of 130 college students drifting down the river in a mass rafting flotilla. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 920
Height: 5.66
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 920<br />Height: 5.66
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2017-06-04 MO Finley River Reed Road Reed Road Total trip distance: 2.0 miles2.0 Low Fair LSF
RB
LSF, RB
Van Someren, Cynthia
Van Someren, Tom
Van Someren, Cynthia; Van Someren, Tom
We just paddled 1 mile upstream from Reed Road and had a nice afternoon picnic in the shade of a private gravel bar, then returned back the car. The water level was low, but still mostly kayakable, except over the partially exposed gravely areas.We just paddled 1 mile upstream from Reed Road and had a nice afternoon picnic in the shade of a private gravel bar, then returned back the car. The water level was low, but still mostly kayakable, except over the partially exposed gravely areas. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 246
Height: 1.71
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 246<br />Height: 1.71
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2017-06-02 MO Finley River Johns Ford Road Reed Road Total trip distance: 6.5 miles6.5 Good Fair BLG
RB
SMB
BLG, RB, SMB
Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom Originally this trip began with the purpose of me clearing away some downed trees. But stupidly leaving the chainsaws at home it simply became a fishing trip. The water level was PERFECT for a lazy day of casting the entire way. And the weather was GLORIOUS, too, with clear blue skies and an 83 degree temperature and no wind. There are still large tree obstructions that need clearing along this 6-mile stretch. Two new large trees have fallen together at these coordinates (Originally this trip began with the purpose of me clearing away some downed trees. But stupidly leaving the chainsaws at home it simply became a fishing trip.

The water level was PERFECT for a lazy day of casting the entire way. And the weather was GLORIOUS, too, with clear blue skies and an 83 degree temperature and no wind.

There are still large tree obstructions that need clearing along this 6-mile stretch. Two new large trees have fallen together at these coordinates ( USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 305
Height: 1.88
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 305<br />Height: 1.88
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2017-05-29 MO Little Sac River Rt O FR 115 Total trip distance: 11.7 miles11.7 Good 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 details2017-05-20 MO Little Sac River Rt O FR 115 Total trip distance: 11.7 miles11.7 High 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 details2017-05-13 MO Flat Creek Jenkins Rt EE Total trip distance: 11.8 miles11.8 Good Fair BLG
LMB
BLG, LMB
Dudenhoeffer, Dean
Dudenhoeffer, Todd
Martin, Galen
Turk, Scott
Van Someren, Tom
Williams, Hannah
Williams, Sarah
Williams, Tom
Dudenhoeffer, Dean; Dudenhoeffer, Todd; Martin, Galen; Turk, Scott; Van Someren, Tom; Williams, Hannah; Williams, Sarah; Williams, Tom
With the recent heavy rains SW MO had been receiving the water level was excellent. However, as expected, the flooding that resulted from all the rain created new river snarls that presented challenges to the inexperienced kayaker/canoeist. Right off the bat a poor decision to NOT take the left channel over the right managed to dump Sarah, hubby, HB and TVS trying to assist them (RRRRRR!). I lost my fishing rod, tackle, reading glasses and jerky. Fingers won't be pointed, but I knew this was the wrong choice to take. We got on the river just before 11:00 AM and reached the take-out point around 4:30 PM.With the recent heavy rains SW MO had been receiving the water level was excellent. However, as expected, the flooding that resulted from all the rain created new river snarls that presented challenges to the inexperienced kayaker/canoeist. Right off the bat a poor decision to NOT take the left channel over the right managed to dump Sarah, hubby, HB and TVS trying to assist them (RRRRRR!). I lost my fishing rod, tackle, reading glasses and jerky. Fingers won't be pointed, but I knew this was the wrong choice to take. We got on the river just before 11:00 AM and reached the take-out point around 4:30 PM. USGS Gauge Data:
Jenkins (07052820)
Discharge: 580
Height: 5.50
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Jenkins (07052820)<br />Discharge: 580<br />Height: 5.50
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2017-04-19 MO Finley River Larose Road Reed Road Total trip distance: 9.9 miles9.9 Good Fair RB
SMB
RB, SMB
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
We took this day to clean up some log jams. The first two, within a mile of our starting point, took up the majority of our clean up time. These weren't completely cleared but hopefully enough that a flood will clear things out. We also cleared several other smaller blockages along the way.We took this day to clean up some log jams. The first two, within a mile of our starting point, took up the majority of our clean up time. These weren't completely cleared but hopefully enough that a flood will clear things out. We also cleared several other smaller blockages along the way. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 659
Height: 2.68
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 659<br />Height: 2.68
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2017-04-12 MO Finley River Larose Road Johns Ford Road Total trip distance: 3.4 miles3.4 Low Good LMB
SMB
LMB, SMB
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
This was a very enjoyable and worthwhile trip. However, the water level was almost too low for a trouble-free float. Nearly every riffle had some dragging and most places came with some real work to keep moving forward. We had to get out a few places.Like most wild rivers, there were some downed trees that had to be portaged. A chainsaw would have been helpful for this trip and for cleaning up the river. Ironically, one downed tree and the Braden Road (2.2 miles downstream from put-in) low-water bridge could be floated under, which wouldn't have been possible with significantly more water.There were several springs and seepy bluffs along this stretch of river.This was a very enjoyable and worthwhile trip. However, the water level was almost too low for a trouble-free float. Nearly every riffle had some dragging and most places came with some real work to keep moving forward. We had to get out a few places.Like most wild rivers, there were some downed trees that had to be portaged. A chainsaw would have been helpful for this trip and for cleaning up the river. Ironically, one downed tree and the Braden Road (2.2 miles downstream from put-in) low-water bridge could be floated under, which wouldn't have been possible with significantly more water.There were several springs and seepy bluffs along this stretch of river. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 204
Height: 1.62
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 204<br />Height: 1.62
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2017-04-08 MO Finley River Johns Ford Road Reed Road Total trip distance: 6.5 miles6.5 Good Fair SMBSMB Hooper, Joe
Van Someren, Tom
Hooper, Joe; Van Someren, Tom
The water level was excellent! Despite breaking my $135 carbon paddle IN HALF, this float was great (near 80 degree weather, with some very good fishing). Had to spend too much time babying my crudely repaired paddle, but even with that I managed to catch four nice small mouth bass.There are two tree snarl obstructions in this segment of the river. The first one located at these coordinates, 37.045881, -93.065229. It's fairly easily portaged around and with a chain saw could probably get a small pathway cleared through it. The second tree snarl (coordinates 37.042722, -93.072017) is MUCH larger and more difficult to portage around. It would take some significant time and effort to fully clear the river of this major obstruction. Photos of both snarls can be seen on Flickr.The water level was excellent! Despite breaking my $135 carbon paddle IN HALF, this float was great (near 80 degree weather, with some very good fishing). Had to spend too much time babying my crudely repaired paddle, but even with that I managed to catch four nice small mouth bass.There are two tree snarl obstructions in this segment of the river. The first one located at these coordinates, 37.045881, -93.065229. It's fairly easily portaged around and with a chain saw could probably get a small pathway cleared through it. The second tree snarl (coordinates 37.042722, -93.072017) is MUCH larger and more difficult to portage around. It would take some significant time and effort to fully clear the river of this major obstruction. Photos of both snarls can be seen on Flickr. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 442
Height: 2.21
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 442<br />Height: 2.21
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2017-04-01 MO Beaver Creek Brownbranch Bradleyville Total trip distance: 7.9 miles7.9 Good Good LSF
SMB
LSF, SMB
Arnold, Al
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Larsen, Chris
Larsen, Lisa
Turk, Scott
Van Someren, Tom
Arnold, Al; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Larsen, Chris; Larsen, Lisa; Turk, Scott; Van Someren, Tom
The water was still high but coming down. It was relatively clear but still murky. At about 2/3 and 3/4, there were at least three tree obstacles that would have blocked us at a lower water level. Fortunately, there is an outfitter at Brownbranch that does some work clearing the river.The water was still high but coming down. It was relatively clear but still murky. At about 2/3 and 3/4, there were at least three tree obstacles that would have blocked us at a lower water level. Fortunately, there is an outfitter at Brownbranch that does some work clearing the river. USGS Gauge Data:
Bradleyville (07054080)
Discharge: 532
Height: 4.01
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Bradleyville (07054080)<br />Discharge: 532<br />Height: 4.01
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2017-02-19 AR Buffalo River Ponca Kyles Total trip distance: 10.6 miles10.6 Good None NoneNone Acharya, Sreekanth
Amburn, Andrea
Amburn, Matt
Arnold, Al
Van Someren, Cynthia
Van Someren, Tom
Williams, Sarah
Acharya, Sreekanth; Amburn, Andrea; Amburn, Matt; Arnold, Al; Van Someren, Cynthia; Van Someren, Tom; Williams, Sarah
Water level was okay, not great, but still worthy of a marginally 'Good' rating. Our boats ran into may many hidden rocks, and the less experienced kayaker got stuck on low gravel bars a few times. But the current was still moving along sufficiently. We got in the water at 11:40 and arrived at Kyle's at 5:30. A flat tire on the kayak trailer, along with a couple spills by Cynthia and Andrea in the canoe, prevented us from being able to hike in to Hemmed-In Hollow.Water level was okay, not great, but still worthy of a marginally 'Good' rating. Our boats ran into may many hidden rocks, and the less experienced kayaker got stuck on low gravel bars a few times. But the current was still moving along sufficiently. We got in the water at 11:40 and arrived at Kyle's at 5:30. A flat tire on the kayak trailer, along with a couple spills by Cynthia and Andrea in the canoe, prevented us from being able to hike in to Hemmed-In Hollow. USGS Gauge Data:
Ponca (07055660)
Discharge: 148
Height: 2.58
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Ponca (07055660)<br />Discharge: 148<br />Height: 2.58
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2017-02-11 MO Current River Welch Akers Total trip distance: 11.9 miles2.4 Good Poor SMBSMB Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
We put in at the landing, a small road down to the river pretty far south of the spring and hospital ruins. This section was nice and flowing quickly. We could have easily done this stretch in an hour. There were a few places where we dragged on the bottom a bit.We put in at the landing, a small road down to the river pretty far south of the spring and hospital ruins. This section was nice and flowing quickly. We could have easily done this stretch in an hour. There were a few places where we dragged on the bottom a bit. USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 213
Height: 0.98
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 213<br />Height: 0.98
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2017-02-11 MO Current River Akers Pulltite Total trip distance: 11.9 miles9.5 Good Fair RTRT Edmond, Brian
Grindstaff, Brian
Larsen, Chris
Larsen, Lisa
Van Someren, Tom
Edmond, Brian; Grindstaff, Brian; Larsen, Chris; Larsen, Lisa; Van Someren, Tom
Most of this stretch flowed pretty well. We hit the bottom on several riffles and some runs were trickier than they would have been in a little higher water.Most of this stretch flowed pretty well. We hit the bottom on several riffles and some runs were trickier than they would have been in a little higher water. USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 213
Height: 0.98
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 213<br />Height: 0.98
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2017-02-05 MO James River Shelvin Rock Shelvin Rock Total trip distance: 3.0 miles3.0 Good Poor NoneNone Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom Paddled upstream 1.5 miles (approx. 1/2 mi past the Big Bend Road bridge) then returned back to Shelvin. Water was clear, fishing non-existent, since I didn't even see any in the water.Paddled upstream 1.5 miles (approx. 1/2 mi past the Big Bend Road bridge) then returned back to Shelvin. Water was clear, fishing non-existent, since I didn't even see any in the water. USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 175
Height: 2.69
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 175<br />Height: 2.69
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2017-01-21 MO Finley River Lindenlure Ozark Total trip distance: 6.2 miles6.2 Good Poor NoneNone Acharya, Holly
Acharya, Sreekanth
Arnold, Al
Bernskoetter, Alli
Casey, Libra
Cricket
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Eth, Joe
Ficarra, Serena
Larsen, Chris
Larsen, Lisa
Van Someren, Tom
Acharya, Holly; Acharya, Sreekanth; Arnold, Al; Bernskoetter, Alli; Casey, Libra; Cricket; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Eth, Joe; Ficarra, Serena; Larsen, Chris; Larsen, Lisa; Van Someren, Tom
The water level was about right for this stretch. More water would have reduced dragging on some riffles, but it would also have made the obstacles and portage areas much more dangerous. This is a technical stretch that required a half-dozen portages or more, two of which were pretty substantial. There are also several places that are tricky, especially for a canoe.The water level was about right for this stretch. More water would have reduced dragging on some riffles, but it would also have made the obstacles and portage areas much more dangerous. This is a technical stretch that required a half-dozen portages or more, two of which were pretty substantial. There are also several places that are tricky, especially for a canoe. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 162
Height: 1.39
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 162<br />Height: 1.39
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2016-12-26 MO James River Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 4.8 miles4.8 Good Poor NoneNone Acharya, Sreekanth
Amburn, Andrea
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Acharya, Sreekanth; Amburn, Andrea; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
Although the water was relatively low, most places were fine in a kayak if you were careful and paid attention. At the beginning, the water was flowing well. As we neared the end, several large pools slowed us down (especially with the wind). Another couple taking out at Kerr said their canoe dragged along in several places.Although the water was relatively low, most places were fine in a kayak if you were careful and paid attention. At the beginning, the water was flowing well. As we neared the end, several large pools slowed us down (especially with the wind). Another couple taking out at Kerr said their canoe dragged along in several places. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 184
Height: 3.63
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 184<br />Height: 3.63
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2016-11-27 AR Buffalo River Spring Creek Bluff Dillard's Ferry Total trip distance: 9.4 miles5.0 Low Poor LMBLMB Brown, Steve
Coroleuski, Linda
Torissi, Chris
Van Someren, Tom
Brown, Steve; Coroleuski, Linda; Torissi, Chris; Van Someren, Tom
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Harriet (07056700)
Discharge: 336
Height: 3.42
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Harriet (07056700)<br />Discharge: 336<br />Height: 3.42
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2016-11-26 AR Buffalo River Maumee North Spring Creek Total trip distance: 9.4 miles4.4 Low Poor LMBLMB Brown, Steve
Coroleuski, Linda
Torissi, Chris
Van Someren, Tom
Brown, Steve; Coroleuski, Linda; Torissi, Chris; Van Someren, Tom
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Harriet (07056700)
Discharge: 405
Height: 3.54
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Harriet (07056700)<br />Discharge: 405<br />Height: 3.54
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2016-10-23 MO Osage Fork Hull Ford Gasconade River Total trip distance: 5.3 miles4.5 Good Poor NoneNone Amburn, Andrea
Amburn, Matt
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Van Someren, Tom
Amburn, Andrea; Amburn, Matt; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Van Someren, Tom
The river was fairly high and murky due to the massive rainfall event over this area last week (Wed night into Thu). I expected the water would have receded back to normal and perhaps even be too low to float due to the small watershed.The river was fairly high and murky due to the massive rainfall event over this area last week (Wed night into Thu). I expected the water would have receded back to normal and perhaps even be too low to float due to the small watershed. No USGS gauge for this river and date<i>No USGS gauge for this river and date</i> Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2016-10-23 MO Gasconade River Osage Fork Hazelgreen Total trip distance: 5.3 miles0.8 High Poor NoneNone Amburn, Andrea
Amburn, Matt
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Van Someren, Tom
Amburn, Andrea; Amburn, Matt; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Van Someren, Tom
The river was flowing and the water was murky. There were no obstacles in this short distance and canoe travel was fine. The level was high due to the massive rainfall event over the area last week (Wed night and Thu). I believe a long float just on the Gasconade could have been attempted at this level.The river was flowing and the water was murky. There were no obstacles in this short distance and canoe travel was fine. The level was high due to the massive rainfall event over the area last week (Wed night and Thu). I believe a long float just on the Gasconade could have been attempted at this level. USGS Gauge Data:
Hazelgreen (06928000)
Discharge: 1090
Height: 3.16
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Hazelgreen (06928000)<br />Discharge: 1090<br />Height: 3.16
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2016-10-16 MO Big Sugar Creek Cyclone (B) Deep Ford Total trip distance: 14.6 miles5.0 Good Fair LMB
LSF
RB
SMB
LMB, LSF, RB, SMB
Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom The water level rating should actually be right between low and good. There was still enough water to navigate, but I had to push through several low water gravel bar-ish areas. Got bit by a spider on my right side under my arm.The water level rating should actually be right between low and good. There was still enough water to navigate, but I had to push through several low water gravel bar-ish areas. Got bit by a spider on my right side under my arm. USGS Gauge Data:
Powell (07188653)
Discharge: 66
Height: 4.99
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Powell (07188653)<br />Discharge: 66<br />Height: 4.99
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2016-10-15 MO Big Sugar Creek Powell Cyclone (B) Total trip distance: 14.6 miles9.6 Good Fair LMB
LSF
RB
SMB
LMB, LSF, RB, SMB
Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom The water level rating should actually be right between low and good. There was still enough water to navigate, but I had to push through several low water gravel bar-ish areas. Got bit by a spider on my right side under my arm.The water level rating should actually be right between low and good. There was still enough water to navigate, but I had to push through several low water gravel bar-ish areas. Got bit by a spider on my right side under my arm. USGS Gauge Data:
Powell (07188653)
Discharge: 81
Height: 5.10
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Powell (07188653)<br />Discharge: 81<br />Height: 5.10
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2016-10-09 MO James River Rivercut Delaware Town Total trip distance: 7.5 miles7.5 Low Fair CCF
LSF
SMB
CCF, LSF, SMB
Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom The water discharge was navigable, but not enjoyable. I think I scraped more surface off the bottom of my kayak on this trip alone than all other trips combined.The water discharge was navigable, but not enjoyable. I think I scraped more surface off the bottom of my kayak on this trip alone than all other trips combined. USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 85
Height: 2.46
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 85<br />Height: 2.46
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2016-10-02 MO James River Hootentown McCall Bridge Road Total trip distance: 6.4 miles6.4 Good Good LSF
RB
SMB
LSF, RB, SMB
Dudenhoeffer, Todd
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Van Someren, Tom
Williams, Sarah
Dudenhoeffer, Todd; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Van Someren, Tom; Williams, Sarah
This was near the low end of what would be considered a good float. A few of the riffles were too low and some places ended up being traps for the boats because of the low water.This was near the low end of what would be considered a good float. A few of the riffles were too low and some places ended up being traps for the boats because of the low water. USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 83
Height: 2.38
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 83<br />Height: 2.38
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2016-09-24 MO Shoal Creek Cherry Corner Cherry Corner Total trip distance: 4.0 miles4.0 Good Fair BLG
LMB
RB
BLG, LMB, RB
Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom Water was murky, reminiscent of the DOJ. But the gradient through this section made paddling upstream seem more difficult than other typical Ozark streams. Paddled up to the railroad trestle and floated back.Water was murky, reminiscent of the DOJ. But the gradient through this section made paddling upstream seem more difficult than other typical Ozark streams. Paddled up to the railroad trestle and floated back. USGS Gauge Data:
Joplin (07187000)
Discharge: 154
Height: 2.00
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Joplin (07187000)<br />Discharge: 154<br />Height: 2.00
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2016-09-18 MO Finley River Reed Road Reed Road Total trip distance: 4.2 miles4.2 Low Fair BLG
RB
SMB
BLG, RB, SMB
Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom Put in and took out at Reed Road. Paddled upstream for 2+ miles until a YUUUUUUGE tree snarl was encountered (coordinates of the blockage: 37.042665, -93.072104).Put in and took out at Reed Road. Paddled upstream for 2+ miles until a YUUUUUUGE tree snarl was encountered (coordinates of the blockage: 37.042665, -93.072104). USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 144
Height: 1.24
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 144<br />Height: 1.24
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2016-09-05 MO Big Piney River Six Crossings (B) Ross Bridge Total trip distance: 28.4 miles3.2 Good None NoneNone Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom This section had way too many long, slow, lake-ish pools with virtually no current.This section had way too many long, slow, lake-ish pools with virtually no current. USGS Gauge Data:
Big Piney (06930000)
Discharge: 187
Height: 2.81
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Big Piney (06930000)<br />Discharge: 187<br />Height: 2.81
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2016-09-04 MO Big Piney River Hazelton Spring (A) Six Crossings (B) Total trip distance: 28.4 miles14.9 Good Fair RB
SMB
RB, SMB
Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom Camped out Sunday on a small sand bar at mile 51 (37.643281, -92.060840).Camped out Sunday on a small sand bar at mile 51 (37.643281, -92.060840). USGS Gauge Data:
Big Piney (06930000)
Discharge: 192
Height: 2.83
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Big Piney (06930000)<br />Discharge: 192<br />Height: 2.83
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2016-09-03 MO Big Piney River Boiling Springs Mason Bridge Total trip distance: 28.4 miles6.0 Good Poor RBRB Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Ligon, Adalia
Ligon, Day
Ligon, Elseya
Van Someren, Tom
Williamson, Amelia
Williamson, Charlie
Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Ligon, Adalia; Ligon, Day; Ligon, Elseya; Van Someren, Tom; Williamson, Amelia; Williamson, Charlie
The water level was good through most areas. There were a few tricky sections, including one where we pulled the canoes through manually. There were several very long, still pools in this section (and further downstream as well).The water level was good through most areas. There were a few tricky sections, including one where we pulled the canoes through manually. There were several very long, still pools in this section (and further downstream as well). USGS Gauge Data:
Big Piney (06930000)
Discharge: 197
Height: 2.85
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Big Piney (06930000)<br />Discharge: 197<br />Height: 2.85
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2016-09-03 MO Big Piney River Mason Bridge Hazelton Spring (A) Total trip distance: 28.4 miles4.3 Good None NoneNone Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom Camped out Saturday night just above Hazelton Spring (mile 36.1).Camped out Saturday night just above Hazelton Spring (mile 36.1). USGS Gauge Data:
Big Piney (06930000)
Discharge: 197
Height: 2.85
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Big Piney (06930000)<br />Discharge: 197<br />Height: 2.85
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2016-08-27 MO Northfork River Hale Twin Bridges Total trip distance: 9.3 miles9.3 Good Good LSF
SMB
LSF, SMB
Dudenhoeffer, Todd
Edmond, Brian
Larsen, Chris
Larsen, Lisa
Moler, Leta
Travers, Gina
Van Someren, Cynthia
Van Someren, Tom
Dudenhoeffer, Todd; Edmond, Brian; Larsen, Chris; Larsen, Lisa; Moler, Leta; Travers, Gina; Van Someren, Cynthia; Van Someren, Tom
This was a good float but the water was almost too low to be considered good. Another 4" to 6" of water would have been much better if not ideal. There were several long, still pools on this stretch. Very few other floaters were encountered.This was a good float but the water was almost too low to be considered good. Another 4 USGS Gauge Data:
Tecumseh (07057500)
Discharge: 538
Height: 2.76
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Tecumseh (07057500)<br />Discharge: 538<br />Height: 2.76
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2016-08-13 MO Finley River Lindenlure Ozark Total trip distance: 6.2 miles6.2 Good Great GSF
LSF
SMB
GSF, LSF, SMB
Coroleuski, Linda
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Van Someren, Tom
Williams, Sarah
Coroleuski, Linda; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Van Someren, Tom; Williams, Sarah
The water level was very good, but this trip included at least two non-trivial portages and several very tricky spots, even for a kayak, due to downed trees and overhanging branches.The water level was very good, but this trip included at least two non-trivial portages and several very tricky spots, even for a kayak, due to downed trees and overhanging branches. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 241
Height: 1.58
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 241<br />Height: 1.58
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2016-08-07 MO Finley River Riverside Finley River Park Total trip distance: 1.4 miles1.4 Good Fair LSF
SMB
LSF, SMB
Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom Just paddled upstream from the Finley River park to Riverside bridge and back to fish a little, so twice the distance.Just paddled upstream from the Finley River park to Riverside bridge and back to fish a little, so twice the distance. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 198
Height: 1.56
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 198<br />Height: 1.56
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2016-07-16 MO Beaver Creek Brownbranch Bradleyville Total trip distance: 7.9 miles7.9 Good Excellent LSF
GSF
LMB
SMB
RB
LSF, GSF, LMB, SMB, RB
Amburn, Andrea
Amburn, Matt
Dudenhoeffer, Todd
Edmond, Brian
Eth, Joe
Van Someren, Tom
Amburn, Andrea; Amburn, Matt; Dudenhoeffer, Todd; Edmond, Brian; Eth, Joe; Van Someren, Tom
This was an excellent float trip. The water was nearly perfect (a little bit higher would have been nice but it was fantastic just like this). Joe caught more than 50 fish. I caught nearly 30 or more. Even when we didn't catch anything, we could feel fish hitting the lure.This was an excellent float trip. The water was nearly perfect (a little bit higher would have been nice but it was fantastic just like this). Joe caught more than 50 fish. I caught nearly 30 or more. Even when we didn't catch anything, we could feel fish hitting the lure. USGS Gauge Data:
Bradleyville (07054080)
Discharge: 276
Height: 3.15
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Bradleyville (07054080)<br />Discharge: 276<br />Height: 3.15
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2016-07-01 OK Blue River US 377 Coatsworth Road Total trip distance: 5.7 miles5.7 Good Excellent SMB
LMB
KSB
GSF
SMB, LMB, KSB, GSF
Edmond, Brian
Fillmore, Rebecca
Fillmore, Brian
Hallmark, Larissa
Ligon, Day
Ligon, Guerdon
Sardina, Krissy
Thompson, Denise
Van Someren, Tom
Edmond, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Fillmore, Brian; Hallmark, Larissa; Ligon, Day; Ligon, Guerdon; Sardina, Krissy; Thompson, Denise; Van Someren, Tom
This stretch had several challenging rapids. The flow was pretty good but several times, we got stuck on the bedrock and had to scoot through or pull the boats out. Fishing was obviously great, but more water would have made this a more exciting kayaking adventure.This stretch had several challenging rapids. The flow was pretty good but several times, we got stuck on the bedrock and had to scoot through or pull the boats out. Fishing was obviously great, but more water would have made this a more exciting kayaking adventure. USGS Gauge Data:
Connerville (07332390)
Discharge: 178
Height: 6.04
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Connerville (07332390)<br />Discharge: 178<br />Height: 6.04
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2016-05-28 MO Flat Creek Jenkins Rt EE Total trip distance: 11.8 miles11.8 Good Poor NoneNone Amburn, Andrea
Casey, Libra
Van Someren, Cynthia
Van Someren, Tom
Whisenant, Brenda
Whisenant, Don
Amburn, Andrea; Casey, Libra; Van Someren, Cynthia; Van Someren, Tom; Whisenant, Brenda; Whisenant, Don
The current was slow and the trip took the entire day (8+ hours). Had to portage around downed trees once and scraped and dragged through gravel in several places.The current was slow and the trip took the entire day (8+ hours). Had to portage around downed trees once and scraped and dragged through gravel in several places. USGS Gauge Data:
Jenkins (07052820)
Discharge: 135
Height: 4.80
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Jenkins (07052820)<br />Discharge: 135<br />Height: 4.80
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2016-04-24 MO James River Delaware Shelvin Rock Total trip distance: 6.5 miles6.5 Good Poor NoneNone Amburn, Andrea
Amburn, Matt
Casey, Libra
Coroleuski, Abby
Coroleuski, Ethan
Coroleuski, Lauren
Coroleuski, Linda
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Eth, Joe
Liu, Aimeng
McKay, Lane
Turk Scott
Van Someren, Cynthia
Van Someren, Tom
Vaught, Carol
Williams, Sarah
Wilson, Ryan
Amburn, Andrea; Amburn, Matt; Casey, Libra; Coroleuski, Abby; Coroleuski, Ethan; Coroleuski, Lauren; Coroleuski, Linda; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Eth, Joe; Liu, Aimeng; McKay, Lane; Turk Scott; Van Someren, Cynthia; Van Someren, Tom; Vaught, Carol; Williams, Sarah; Wilson, Ryan
Although I got out only a few times because of shallow water, we rubbed the bottom quite a bit and got hung up on rocks a few times. I wouldn't want to do this much lower.Although I got out only a few times because of shallow water, we rubbed the bottom quite a bit and got hung up on rocks a few times. I wouldn't want to do this much lower. USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 203
Height: 2.77
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 203<br />Height: 2.77
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2016-03-15 AR Buffalo River Ponca Kyles Total trip distance: 10.6 miles10.6 Good None NoneNone Amburn, Andrea
Arnold, Al
Edmond, Brian
Eth, Joe
Van Someren, Tom
Amburn, Andrea; Arnold, Al; Edmond, Brian; Eth, Joe; Van Someren, Tom
The water level was nearly perfect for this trip. There were a few places where kayaks dragged the gravel or some rocks but the current was swift nearly the entire time and most riffles were easily navigated.The water level was nearly perfect for this trip. There were a few places where kayaks dragged the gravel or some rocks but the current was swift nearly the entire time and most riffles were easily navigated. USGS Gauge Data:
Ponca (07055660)
Discharge: 449
Height: 3.31
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Ponca (07055660)<br />Discharge: 449<br />Height: 3.31
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2016-02-28 MO James River Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 4.8 miles4.8 Good Poor NoneNone Amburn, Andrea
Amburn, Matt
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Ficarra, Serena
Turk, Scott
Van Someren, Tom
Amburn, Andrea; Amburn, Matt; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Ficarra, Serena; Turk, Scott; Van Someren, Tom
It was very windy and cloudy for nearly the entire time, making for an unpleasant float. Nobody fished very much, including Julian.It was very windy and cloudy for nearly the entire time, making for an unpleasant float. Nobody fished very much, including Julian. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 369
Height: 4.48
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 369<br />Height: 4.48
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2016-02-19 MO Niangua River Bennett Spring Barclay Total trip distance: 6.3 miles6.3 Good 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 details2015-12-05 MO Bull Creek Goodnight Hollow Walnut Shade Total trip distance: 7.2 miles7.2 Good None NoneNone Arnold, Al
Eth, Joe
Flat Brian
Turk, Scott
Van Someren, Tom
Williams, Sarah
Arnold, Al; Eth, Joe; Flat Brian; Turk, Scott; Van Someren, Tom; Williams, Sarah
Tom: I'd rate Saturday's float just below "Good". The water level condition wasn't "ideal", as we still hit bottom many times going through riffles, but didn't have to get out and pull over gravel bars (unless you REALLY effed up and chose your path poorly). Al: I'd say it was "Good". There were maybe four or five riffles I got stuck on, but I probably could have avoided at least a couple of them!Tom: I'd rate Saturday's float just below USGS Gauge Data:
Walnut Shade (07053810)
Discharge: 248
Height: 4.17
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Walnut Shade (07053810)<br />Discharge: 248<br />Height: 4.17
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2015-11-25 MO Flat Creek Rt EE Flat Creek Road Total trip distance: 5.5 miles5.5 Good None NoneNone Eth, Joe
Turk, Scott
Van Someren, Tom
Eth, Joe; Turk, Scott; Van Someren, Tom
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Jenkins (07052820)
Discharge: 213
Height: 4.21
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Jenkins (07052820)<br />Discharge: 213<br />Height: 4.21
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2015-08-29 MO Crane Creek Swinging Bridge Otto Road Total trip distance: 6.0 miles6.0 Good None NoneNone Coroleuski, Linda
Edmond, Brian
Eth, Joe
Van Someren, Tom
Wilson, Ryan
Coroleuski, Linda; Edmond, Brian; Eth, Joe; Van Someren, Tom; Wilson, Ryan
The water level was at the very cusp of being too low to float. This stretch was very technical, with several downed trees, narrow water, and difficult places to maneuver, even with a kayak. It is not recommended for a canoe or for inexperienced paddlers without the expectation of a lot of portages and upsets. The locals here mentioned Spring Creek (a tributary of Crane Creek) as being a good float with high water.The water level was at the very cusp of being too low to float. This stretch was very technical, with several downed trees, narrow water, and difficult places to maneuver, even with a kayak. It is not recommended for a canoe or for inexperienced paddlers without the expectation of a lot of portages and upsets. The locals here mentioned Spring Creek (a tributary of Crane Creek) as being a good float with high water. No USGS gauge for this river and date<i>No USGS gauge for this river and date</i> Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2015-08-16 MO James River Tailwaters Rivercut Total trip distance: 7.1 miles7.1 Good None NoneNone Amburn, Andrea
Amburn, Matt
Coroleuski, Linda
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Cynthia
Van Someren, Tom
Williamson, Myki
Amburn, Andrea; Amburn, Matt; Coroleuski, Linda; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Cynthia; Van Someren, Tom; Williamson, Myki
The water level was fine for this trip, but we counted perhaps 6-8 obstacles that were technically challenging in a canoe or for an inexperienced kayaker. In several places, we had to help others or exit the boat to portage around or through particularly troublesome obstacles.The water level was fine for this trip, but we counted perhaps 6-8 obstacles that were technically challenging in a canoe or for an inexperienced kayaker. In several places, we had to help others or exit the boat to portage around or through particularly troublesome obstacles. USGS Gauge Data:
Springfield (07050700)
Discharge: 224
Height: 5.07
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Springfield (07050700)<br />Discharge: 224<br />Height: 5.07
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2015-08-09 MO Flat Creek Rt EE Flat Creek Road Total trip distance: 5.5 miles5.5 Good Good LMB
LSF
RB
SMB
LMB, LSF, RB, SMB
Bramow, Maxi
Casey, Libra
Dickens, Kristen
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Eth, Joe
Lowery, Marc
Moler, Leta
Van Someren, Tom
Bramow, Maxi; Casey, Libra; Dickens, Kristen; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Eth, Joe; Lowery, Marc; Moler, Leta; Van Someren, Tom
Almost everyone was able to get through all the riffles without getting out of their boats, but several places were too shallow to float without dragging at least some. A lot of debris was in the river from recent floods. This is definitely at the low end of what could be considered a comfortable floating level.Almost everyone was able to get through all the riffles without getting out of their boats, but several places were too shallow to float without dragging at least some. A lot of debris was in the river from recent floods. This is definitely at the low end of what could be considered a comfortable floating level. USGS Gauge Data:
Jenkins (07052820)
Discharge: 152
Height: 4.06
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Jenkins (07052820)<br />Discharge: 152<br />Height: 4.06
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2015-05-25 MO Flat Creek Jenkins Rt EE Total trip distance: 11.8 miles11.8 High None NoneNone Edmond, Brian
Eth, Joe
Van Someren, Tom
Edmond, Brian; Eth, Joe; Van Someren, Tom
The river was high with a couple of downed trees that were problematic.The river was high with a couple of downed trees that were problematic. USGS Gauge Data:
Jenkins (07052820)
Discharge: 1440
Height: 7.29
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Jenkins (07052820)<br />Discharge: 1440<br />Height: 7.29
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2015-03-21 MO James River Shelvin Rock Hootentown Total trip distance: 6.2 miles6.2 Good Poor NoneNone Casey, Libra
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Eth, Joe
Green, Dana
Green, Eric
Ligon, Adalia
Ligon, Day
Ligon, Elseya
McKnight, Don
McKnight, Jen
Van Someren, Tom
Casey, Libra; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Eth, Joe; Green, Dana; Green, Eric; Ligon, Adalia; Ligon, Day; Ligon, Elseya; McKnight, Don; McKnight, Jen; Van Someren, Tom
The river level was nearly perfect with no major obstacles. The rapids just above the Finley were substantial.The river level was nearly perfect with no major obstacles. The rapids just above the Finley were substantial. USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 735
Height: 3.74
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 735<br />Height: 3.74
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2014-06-22 MO James River Hootentown McCall Bridge Road Total trip distance: 6.4 miles6.4 Good Fair GSFGSF Amburn, Andrea
Edmond, Brian
Hunt, Rob
Van Someren, Cynthia
Van Someren, Tom
Amburn, Andrea; Edmond, Brian; Hunt, Rob; Van Someren, Cynthia; Van Someren, Tom
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 283
Height: 2.88
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 283<br />Height: 2.88
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2013-08-17 MO Finley River Riverdale James River Total trip distance: 9.8 miles6.4 Good None NoneNone Bowe, Michelle
Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Joseph
Edmond, Julian
Ligon, Adalia
Ligon, Day
Ligon, Elicia
Ligon, Elseya
Van Someren, Cynthia
Van Someren, Tom
Williams, Hannah
Williams, Sarah
Williams, Tom
Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian; Ligon, Adalia; Ligon, Day; Ligon, Elicia; Ligon, Elseya; Van Someren, Cynthia; Van Someren, Tom; Williams, Hannah; Williams, Sarah; Williams, Tom
The water level was ideal for canoes. There were several obstacles along the way that we walked around for the benefit of the babies. Kayaks were able to traverse most of them with ease.The water level was ideal for canoes. There were several obstacles along the way that we walked around for the benefit of the babies. Kayaks were able to traverse most of them with ease. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 293
Height: 1.76
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 293<br />Height: 1.76
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2013-08-17 MO James River Finley River Hootentown Total trip distance: 9.8 miles3.4 Good None NoneNone Bowe, Michelle
Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Joseph
Edmond, Julian
Ligon, Adalia
Ligon, Day
Ligon, Elicia
Ligon, Elseya
Van Someren, Cynthia
Van Someren, Tom
Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian; Ligon, Adalia; Ligon, Day; Ligon, Elicia; Ligon, Elseya; Van Someren, Cynthia; Van Someren, Tom
The water was high but not dangerously so. We went over some nice haystacks just below the Finley. Someone reported much higher haystacks above the Finley.The water was high but not dangerously so. We went over some nice haystacks just below the Finley. Someone reported much higher haystacks above the Finley. USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 589
Height: 3.54
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 589<br />Height: 3.54
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2013-06-22 MO Jacks Fork River Buck Hollow Rymer Total trip distance: 9.4 miles9.4 Good None NoneNone Bowe, Michelle
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Eth, Joe
Turk, Scott
Van Someren, Cynthia
Van Someren, Tom
Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Eth, Joe; Turk, Scott; Van Someren, Cynthia; Van Someren, Tom
Camped on Rymer gravel bar the night before. First part of trip was uneventful. Right after Blue Spring, a thunderstorm with lots of lightning and thunder dumped nearly two inches of rain on us. Although this level was considered good, we all agreed that a 3-6" higher water level would have been ideal. Camped on Rymer gravel bar the night before. First part of trip was uneventful. Right after Blue Spring, a thunderstorm with lots of lightning and thunder dumped nearly two inches of rain on us. Although this level was considered good, we all agreed that a 3-6 USGS Gauge Data:
Mountain View (07065200)
Discharge: 78
Height: 1.78
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Mountain View (07065200)<br />Discharge: 78<br />Height: 1.78
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2010-07-11 MO Sac River FR 44 Rt U Total trip distance: 8.0 miles8.0 Good None NoneNone Bowe, Michelle
Dawes, Katie
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Bowe, Michelle; Dawes, Katie; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Dadeville (06918440)
Discharge: 124
Height: 5.28
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Dadeville (06918440)<br />Discharge: 124<br />Height: 5.28
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2010-07-03 MO Bryant Creek Sycamore Cook Total trip distance: 14.1 miles14.1 Good None NoneNone Bowe, Michelle
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Tecumseh (07058000)
Discharge: 309
Height: 3.86
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Tecumseh (07058000)<br />Discharge: 309<br />Height: 3.86
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2010-05-29 MO Flat Creek Rt EE Dry Creek Total trip distance: 10.0 miles10.0 Good None NoneNone Bowe, Michelle
Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Joseph
Eth, Joe
Morrison, Clay
Morrison, Pam
Van Someren, Tom
Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Eth, Joe; Morrison, Clay; Morrison, Pam; Van Someren, Tom
The last couple of miles were in the still water of Table Rock Lake.The last couple of miles were in the still water of Table Rock Lake. USGS Gauge Data:
Jenkins (07052820)
Discharge: 272
Height: 4.73
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Jenkins (07052820)<br />Discharge: 272<br />Height: 4.73
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond

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Trip Summary for Van Someren

Miles671.4
Trips94
Rivers24
States3
People109
Dates102
Years8
Months12
Rows107
Sources2

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