Local River Gauges: Last Page Update: 09/22 11:14

Name Rating Size Level Ref. Gauge Time Region Photos
Chain of Rocks III-IV (Park & Play) L fall USGS: Chain of Rocks
17.94 ft [0, 6, 10]
09/22/2014 09:00
(2.2 hr)
MO
Kansas River @ Bowersock Dam II-III L fall USGS: Kansas River @ Bowersock
2380 cfs [1000, 2000, 3000]
09/22/2014 09:30
(1.7 hr)
KS
Kansas River @ I-435 III-IV L hold USGS: Kansas River @ Desoto
1930 cfs [1000, 6000, 10000]
09/22/2014 09:45
(1.4 hr)
KS
Rocky Ford Manhattan II-III DC hold USGS: Big Blue River @ Rockey Ford
1480 cfs [1500, 2000, 3000]
09/22/2014 09:00
(2.2 hr)
KS
Tulsa Wave III-IV DC hold USGS: Arkansas River at Tulsa, OK
581 cfs [10000, 10500, 15800]
09/22/2014 08:30
(2.7 hr)
OK
Smokey Hill II-III S hold USGS: Smokey Hill
502 cfs [1200, 1300, 1400]
09/22/2014 08:45
(2.4 hr)
KS
Arkansas River Culvert Outlets Lower Holes Play M hold USGS: ArkansasR NR Maize, KS
247 cfs [1500, 5000, 8000]
09/22/2014 09:15
(1.9 hr)
KS
Arkansas River Culvert Outlets Upper Holes Play M hold USGS: ArkansasR NR Maize, KS
247 cfs [300, 500, 1000]
09/22/2014 09:15
(1.9 hr)
KS
Bull Cr III-IV (Park & Play) DC hold USGS: Bull Creek
18 cfs [500, 800, 1000]
09/22/2014 09:30
(1.7 hr)
KS
Wakarusa Wave II-IV (Park & Play) DC hold USGS: Wakarusa River
16 cfs [800, 1000, 1100]
09/22/2014 08:45
(2.4 hr)
KS
VERMILLION C NR WAMEGO II-III S hold USGS: Vermillion
5.7 cfs [300, 400, 500]
09/22/2014 08:45
(2.4 hr)
KS
Indian Creek II-III S fall USGS: Indian Creek
5.55 ft [6, 8, 10]
09/22/2014 09:15
(1.9 hr)
MO
Mill Creek @ 87th St II-III S hold USGS: Mill Creek
5.4 cfs [700, 1000, 1300]
09/22/2014 08:30
(2.7 hr)
KS
MARAIS DES CYGNES @ Trading Post II-III S hold USGS: MARAIS DES CYGNES R AT LA CYGNE, KS
4.47 ft [6.9, 7.4, 7.6]
09/22/2014 09:15
(1.9 hr)
KS
Blue River II-III S hold USGS: Blue
3.82 ft. [5, 8, 12]
09/22/2014 08:45
(2.4 hr)
MO
Cossatot. III-IV M hold USGS: Cassatot
2.06 ft [3, 3.4, 5]
09/22/2014 09:30
(1.7 hr)
AR
Saint Francis III-IV L hold USGS: St. Francis River near Roselle, MO
1.79 ft [3, 4, 8]
09/22/2014 09:30
(1.7 hr)
MO
Richland Creek III-IV M hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.1 ft [3, 4, 5]
09/22/2014 09:30
(1.7 hr)
AR

For more Arkansas Guages go to http://www.ozarkpages.com/cgi-bin/stages.pl?ST=level

For more SouthEastern Guages go to http://www.boatingbeta.com/cgi-bin/myflows.pl?view


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Name: Name of the river/creek/run. Linked to a detailed description.

Class: International classification/rating for the creek at optimal levels. At higher levels, the creek may be more difficult than this rating indicates!

Size: approximate stream/watershed size. Refer to the chart below for details:
SizeWidth (ft)Watershed (sq mi)Rain Rate (in/hr)Window
XS< 20< 11.53-6 hrs
VS20-301-41.06-12 hrs
S30-404-100.751 day
M40-7510-250.51-2 days
L> 75> 250.22-5 days
H> 150> 750.15+ days
DCN/AN/AN/ADam Controlled - Check Schedule!
AN/AN/AN/AAlways Runs
Note: Window is the typical time to reach "too low" levels without further precipitation.

Level: current stream level and trend. Refer to the chart below for details:
Color/CodeLevelDescription
XToo LowStream is too low for fun paddling.
LLowStream is low but paddlable. May have to drag/portage in places.
OOptimalStream is perfect for paddling. The ratings listed are for this range.
HHighStream is high and difficulty is increased. Ratings typically are tougher than what is listed.
FFloodStream is flooded and potentially very dangerous! Many more hazards are present in this range and ratings typically are much tougher than what is listed.
Note: Trend arrows indicate whether the creek is falling or rising.

Ref. Gauge: The on-line gauge that the level is based on, linked to the page for the actual gauge. The line below starts with the current level/flow reading for the gauge and then the Too Low, Optimal, and High/Flood divisions for the described creek. (E.g.: "3.63 [2.3, 3.5, 6.3]" would mean that the gauge is currently at 3.63 feet and that the creek is too low below 2.3, low between 2.3 and 3.5, optimal between 3.5 and 6.3, and high/flood over 6.3, so the creek is currently at the low end of optimal level.) The value for the current level is also linked to a history of recent levels and notes about the interpretation of the levels.

Time: The time the last gauge reading was taken and the number of hours since that reading. Remember that for streams of the XS, VS, and S variety, a reading that is a few hours old may not reflect the current stream flow. The color of the text also indicates how old the reading is: green = < 1.5 hrs ; blue = 1.5 - 3.0 hrs ; yellow = 3.0 - 10.0 hrs ; red = > 10 hrs.
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