Ozark Creek Information Summary

Last Page Update: 10/22 06:42

Name Rating Size Level Ref. Gauge Time C.Q. Photos
Whistlepost Cr. IV-V (P) XS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.61 [14, 18, 22]
10/22 06:15
(0.4 hr)
C+
Trigger Gap PLAY L hold USGS: Kings R. nr Berryville
2.63 [6, 7, 10]
10/22 06:15
(0.4 hr)
A
Tanyard Cr. III-IV (V) VS hold USGS: Spavinaw Creek near Cherokee
6.13 [8, 9, 10]
10/22 06:15
(0.4 hr)
F
Rockport PLAY DC up USGS: Ouachita R. bl Remmel Dam
5.2 [4.5, 6.0, 7.0]
10/22 06:15
(0.4 hr)
A
Rattlesnake Cr. IV (V) XS hold USGS: Jack Cr. at Winfrey
[5, 6, 7.5]
10/22 06:15
(0.4 hr)
F
Micro Cr. III XS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.61 [12, 16, 25]
10/22 06:15
(0.4 hr)
B+
Lee Cr. II+ M hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.61 [4.5, 5.5, 9]
10/22 06:15
(0.4 hr)
A
Hart Cr. III-IV (V) VS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.61 [11, 14, 22]
10/22 06:15
(0.4 hr)
B+
Fisher's Ford PLAY A rise USGS: Illinois R. nr Siloam Springs
2.65 [2.1, 3.7, 5]
10/22 06:15
(0.4 hr)
A
Cossatot R. II-IV L hold USGS: Cossatot R. at Vandervoort
2.15 [3, 3.4, 5.5]
10/22 06:15
(0.4 hr)
A
Buffalo R. (below Ponca) I-II L rise USGS: Buffalo R. at Ponca
2.33 [2.2, 2.8, 4.8]
10/22 06:15
(0.4 hr)
A
Blackburn Cr. II-III S hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.61 [6.5, 7.8, 10]
10/22 06:15
(0.4 hr)
B
Ben Doodle Cr. IV-V XS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.61 [14, 18, 24]
10/22 06:15
(0.4 hr)
C+
Baker Cr. II-IV S hold USGS: Cossatot R. at Vandervoort
2.15 [5, 6, 8]
10/22 06:15
(0.4 hr)
B
White Rock Cr. III-IV VS hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Winfrey
2.4 [13, 14, 16]
10/22 06:00
(0.7 hr)
F
White R., Middle Fork II S hold USGS: White R. near Fayetteville
2.62 [9, 10, 13]
10/22 06:00
(0.7 hr)
F
South Fork Little Red R. I-III M hold USGS: S Fk Little Red R. at Clinton
4.09 [5.5, 6.5, 8.0]
10/22 06:00
(0.7 hr)
B
Saline R. II-III VS hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
3.38 [7, 8, 9]
10/22 06:00
(0.7 hr)
D+
Roger's Private Idaho II L hold USGS: Strawberry R. nr Poughkeepsie
1.04 [2.5, 3.7, 6]
10/22 06:00
(0.7 hr)
A
Possum Walk Cr. IV-V (P) S hold USGS: Cadron Cr. nr Guy
0.95 [8, 10, 14]
10/22 06:00
(0.7 hr)
F
Meadow Cr. III+ VS hold USGS: Middle Fork nr Shirley
4.94 [12, 13, 15]
10/22 06:00
(0.7 hr)
B+
M. Fork Little Red R. II+ M hold USGS: Middle Fork nr Shirley
4.94 [8.5, 9.5, 11]
10/22 06:00
(0.7 hr)
A
Lower Saline R. (Play Waves) PLAY DC hold USGS: Saline River nr Dierks
3.66 [6, 6.4, 11]
10/22 06:00
(0.7 hr)
A
Little Missouri R. II-III S hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
3.38 [4.75, 6, 8]
10/22 06:00
(0.7 hr)
A
Frog Bayou II L hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Rudy
-1.06 [2.0, 2.7, 4.3]
10/22 06:00
(0.7 hr)
A
Crooked Cr. III-IV (V) VS hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
3.38 [7.5, 9.5, 11]
10/22 06:00
(0.7 hr)
B
Clear Cr. II-III S hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Rudy
-1.06 [4.5, 5.5, 7.5]
10/22 06:00
(0.7 hr)
B
Cedar Cr. II+ S hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Rudy
-1.06 [5.0, 6.0, 7.5]
10/22 06:00
(0.7 hr)
B
Camp Cr. IV+ S hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
3.38 [6, 7.5, 9]
10/22 06:00
(0.7 hr)
C+
Cadron Cr. I-II+ L fall USGS: Cadron Cr. nr Guy
0.95 [1.5, 2.0, 6]
10/22 06:00
(0.7 hr)
A
Upper Upper Shoal Cr. III+ XS hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
2.44 [9, 10, 11.5]
10/22 05:45
(0.9 hr)
D+
Sugar Cr. II-III M hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
2.44 [5, 6, 8]
10/22 05:45
(0.9 hr)
C
South Fourche Lafave R. II+ L hold USGS: South Fourche LaFave nr Hollis
2.17 [3.5, 4, 6]
10/22 05:45
(0.9 hr)
A
Shoal Cr. III VS hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
2.44 [7, 8, 9.5]
10/22 05:45
(0.9 hr)
D+
Jack Cr. II-III S hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
2.44 [6, 7.5, 9]
10/22 05:45
(0.9 hr)
C
Hurricane Cr. (Newton) II+-III S hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
-0.01 [5, 6, 8.5]
10/22 05:45
(0.9 hr)
B+
Haw Cr. II+-III VS hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
-0.01 [5.5, 7.0, 10]
10/22 05:45
(0.9 hr)
B+
Gutter Rock Cr. III+ VS hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
2.44 [7.2, 8.5, 10]
10/22 05:45
(0.9 hr)
D+
Dragover (Ouachita R.) I-II L hold USGS: Ouachita River nr Mount Ida
2.37 [2.75, 3.5, 6.5]
10/22 05:45
(0.9 hr)
A
Caddo R. I-II L rise USGS: Caddo R. nr Caddo Gap
4.92 [5.3, 5.75, 7.25]
10/22 05:45
(0.9 hr)
A
Big Piney Cr (blw Longpool) I-II L hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
-0.01 [1.2, 2.0, 5.0]
10/22 05:45
(0.9 hr)
A
Big Piney Cr (abv Longpool) II+ L hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
-0.01 [2.0, 3.0, 5.0]
10/22 05:45
(0.9 hr)
A
Archey Cr. II+ M hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
-0.01 [4, 5.5, 8]
10/22 05:45
(0.9 hr)
C
Wister Wave III L hold USGS: Poteau River near Panama, OK
6.34 [11.5, 12.5, 13.5]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
A
White R., West Fork I-II M up USGS: West Fork White River nr Fay
5 [4.5, 6, 8]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
A
West Horsehead Cr. III-IV+ XS hold USGS: Spadra Cr. at Clarksville
2.43 [9, 10.5, 14]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
C+
Tulsa Wave III DC hold USGS: Arkansas River at Tulsa, OK
2320 [10000, 10500, 15800]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
A
Thomas Cr. III-IV VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [7, 8.5, 11]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
C+
Sulphur Cr. IV-V+ XS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.3 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
B+
Stepp Cr. III-IV+ VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [6.5, 7.5, 10]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
C+
Spirits Cr. III VS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.07 [8, 9, 11]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
B+
Spadra Cr. III+ M hold USGS: Spadra Cr. at Clarksville
2.43 [4, 5.5, 8]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
A
Smith Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [7, 8.5, 11]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
B+
Shop Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [7.5, 8.5, 11]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
D+
Salt Fork II-III S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.07 [7, 8.5, 11]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
B+
Rock Cr. II-III VS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.07 [7.5, 9, 11.5]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
B+
Richland Cr. III-IV M hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.3 [3, 4, 6]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
A
Osage Cr. III-IV S hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [6, 7, 9.5]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
D
Mystery Cr. IV+ (V) VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [7.5, 9, 11.5]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
C+
Mulberry R. (below Hwy 23) I-II L hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.07 [1.7, 2.3, 5]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
A
Mulberry R. (above Hwy 23) II L hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.07 [1.9, 2.8, 5]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
A
Mormon Cr. IV (IV+) XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.07 [8.5, 10.5, 12]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
B+
Mill Cr. II-III+ S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.07 [6, 8, 11]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
B+
M. Fork Little Mill Cr. III-IV XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.07 [10, 11, 13]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
B+
Long Devils Fork Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.3 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
B+
Long Branch (EFLB) III-V XS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.3 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
C+
Little Mulberry Cr. III-IV S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.07 [6, 7, 10]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
B+
Little Mill Cr., W. Fk. III+ (IV) XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.07 [8.5, 10, 13]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
B+
Little Mill Cr. III-IV S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.07 [7.5, 9, 11]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
B+
Left Hand Prong II-IV VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.3 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
C+
Jordan Cr. III+ VS hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
1.55 [5.0, 6.5, 8.0]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
B+
Illinois R. (Hogeye Run) II+ S hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
1.55 [3.5, 5, 6]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
C
Illinois Bayou II M hold USGS: Illinois Bayou nr Scottsville
5.23 [6, 7, 8]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
A
Hurricane Cr. (Franklin) II+ S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.07 [6, 7, 10]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
B+
Hailstone Cr. II-III+ S hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [4.8, 5.3, 6.5]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
A
Fern Gulley IV-V XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.07 [11, 12, 15]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
B+
Falls Br. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.3 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
C+
Falling Water Cr. III S hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.3 [4, 5, 6.5]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
B
Fall Cr. II-IV S hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
1.55 [3.75, 5, 6]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
C
Ellis Cr. III-IV XS hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
1.55 [5.5, 6.5, 8]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
C
EFLB III-IV (V) S hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [5.8, 6.5, 9]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
C
E. Fk. White R. II S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.07 [4, 5, 7]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
D
Buffalo R. (Boxley Valley) II L hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [3.7, 4.2, 5.8]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
A
Boulder Cr. IV-V+ (P) VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [7, 8.5, 10]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
D+
Boss Hollow IV-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.3 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
C+
Bobtail Cr. III-IV+ S hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.3 [4.5, 6.5, 8]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
B+
Big Devils Fork Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.3 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
B+
Beech Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [6.5, 8.5, 10]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
B+
Bear Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.3 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
C+
Adkins Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [7, 8.5, 11]
10/22 05:30
(1.2 hr)
B+
Saint Francis R. (MO) II-IV L hold USGS: St. Francis River near Roselle
3.23 [3, 4, 8]
07/08 09:30
(2541.2 hr)
A
N. Fork Blakely Cr. II S N/A none N/A
[0, 0, 0]
N/A F
Kings R. (upper) III+ S N/A none N/A
[0, 0, 0]
N/A F
Jimmy Cr. III-IV VS N/A none N/A
[0, 0, 0]
N/A F
Graves Cr. III+ (IV+) VS N/A none N/A
[0, 0, 0]
N/A F
Galla Cr. III-IV VS N/A none N/A
[0, 0, 0]
N/A F
DeRoach Cr. II-III S N/A none N/A
[0, 0, 0]
N/A F




Key


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 LowCreek is too low for fun paddling.
LLowCreek is low but paddlable. May have to drag/portage in places.
OOptimalCreek is perfect for paddling. The ratings listed are for this range.
HHigh/FloodCreek is high and potentially very dangerous. Many more hazards are present in this range and ratings typically are 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.

C.Q.: Correlation Quality - how well the gauge is correlated to the creek. Refer to the chart below for details:
C.Q.Explanation
AExcellect correlation. Gauge is on the creek near the run.
A+Gauge is on a small creek and should be rising for a good run.
BGood correlation. Creek is an upstream tributary to the gauged creek.
B+Creek is a small upstream tributary to the gauged creek. Gauge should be rising.
CFair correlation. Creek is in a nearby watershed or is a downstream tributary to the gauged creek.
C+Same as C, but creek is small and gauge should be rising.
DPoor correlation. Creek is weakly correlated to the gauge. If rain is widespread, correlation may be good.
D+Same as D, but creek is small and gauge should be rising.
FNo/Unknown correlation. This is a wild guess at best. More information would be appreciated!