Introduction to Paddling in Local Rivers and Creeks
Avoid Trouble on the River
Planning a River Trip
Why bad things happen on the river
Principles of Rescue
Buffalo River Map with Gages
Be careful with this, The NPS uses 1900 cfs as flood at Ponca, but upsteam at Boxley is not labeled as flood until it reaches 6500 CFS. While quite possible that this is technically correct, it could be a very dangerous mis-interpertation of actual conditions not far from the gage.
Turner Bend Visual reading of the Mulberry, and more powerful whitewater.
All USGS in Arkansas
Ozark Whitewater Pages is the best for whitewater creeks all across Arkansas.
Old Maps of many float steams in Arkansas, 22 pages, newer and better guide is "A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to the Ozarks" by Tom Kennon, 2004.
Be especially wary when these rivers are rising, when the current has floating debris, or when there is possibility of rain storms upsteam.
|Site Number||Site Name||Flow - CFS||Time||Date||Interpret&Map|
|07050500||Kings River near Berryville, AR||54||00:15||2023-09-22||07050500|
|07055607||Crooked Creek at Kelly Crossing at Yellville, AR||56||23:45||2023-09-21||07055607|
|07055646||Buffalo River near Boxley, AR||1||00:30||2023-09-22||07055646|
|07055660||Buffalo River at Ponca, AR||5||00:45||2023-09-22||07055660|
|07056000||Buffalo River near St. Joe, AR||29||23:45||2023-09-21||07056000|
|07069305||Spring River at Spring Street Bridge at Hardy, AR||443||00:30||2023-09-22||07069305|
|07188653||Big Sugar Creek near Powell, MO||48||00:15||2023-09-22||07188653|
|07188838||Little Sugar Creek near Pineville, MO||505||00:15||2023-09-22||07188838|
|07188885||Indian Creek near Lanagan, MO||150||00:15||2023-09-22||07188885|
|07189000||Elk River near Tiff City, Mo||1,270||00:30||2023-09-22||07189000|
|07195430||Illinois River South of Siloam Springs, AR||437||00:15||2023-09-22||07195430|
|07196500||Illinois River near Tahlequah, OK||593||00:30||2023-09-22||07196500|