Ozark Creek Information Summary

Last Page Update: 10/22 05:09

Name Rating Size Level Ref. Gauge Time C.Q. Photos
Fisher's Ford PLAY A rise USGS: Illinois R. nr Siloam Springs
2.58 [2.1, 3.7, 5]
10/22 04:15
(0.9 hr)
A
Buffalo R. (below Ponca) I-II L rise USGS: Buffalo R. at Ponca
2.22 [2.2, 2.8, 4.8]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
A
Saint Francis R. (MO) II-IV L hold USGS: St. Francis River near Roselle
3.23 [3, 4, 8]
07/08 09:30
(2539.6 hr)
A
Cadron Cr. I-II+ L rise USGS: Cadron Cr. nr Guy
0.95 [1.5, 2.0, 6]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
A
Mulberry R. (below Hwy 23) I-II L rise USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [1.7, 2.3, 5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
A
Mulberry R. (above Hwy 23) II L rise USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [1.9, 2.8, 5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
A
Dragover (Ouachita R.) I-II L hold USGS: Ouachita River nr Mount Ida
2.37 [2.75, 3.5, 6.5]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
A
Caddo R. I-II L fall USGS: Caddo R. nr Caddo Gap
4.87 [5.3, 5.75, 7.25]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
A
Illinois Bayou II M hold USGS: Illinois Bayou nr Scottsville
5.21 [6, 7, 8]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
A
Cossatot R. II-IV L hold USGS: Cossatot R. at Vandervoort
2.12 [3, 3.4, 5.5]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
A
Big Piney Cr (blw Longpool) I-II L hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
-0.02 [1.2, 2.0, 5.0]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
A
South Fourche Lafave R. II+ L hold USGS: South Fourche LaFave nr Hollis
2.16 [3.5, 4, 6]
10/22 03:45
(1.4 hr)
A
Little Missouri R. II-III S hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
3.37 [4.75, 6, 8]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
A
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 04:00
(1.1 hr)
B
Roger's Private Idaho II L hold USGS: Strawberry R. nr Poughkeepsie
0.99 [2.5, 3.7, 6]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
A
Richland Cr. III-IV M hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.31 [3, 4, 6]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
A
Spadra Cr. III+ M hold USGS: Spadra Cr. at Clarksville
2.2 [4, 5.5, 8]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
A
Rockport PLAY DC hold USGS: Ouachita R. bl Remmel Dam
2.66 [4.5, 6.0, 7.0]
10/22 04:15
(0.9 hr)
A
Tanyard Cr. III-IV (V) VS hold USGS: Spavinaw Creek near Cherokee
6.1 [8, 9, 10]
10/22 04:15
(0.9 hr)
F
Lee Cr. II+ M hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.56 [4.5, 5.5, 9]
10/22 04:15
(0.9 hr)
A
White R., West Fork I-II M hold USGS: West Fork White River nr Fay
2.55 [4.5, 6, 8]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
A
Illinois R. (Hogeye Run) II+ S hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
1.54 [3.5, 5, 6]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
C
Big Piney Cr (abv Longpool) II+ L hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
-0.02 [2.0, 3.0, 5.0]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
A
Fall Cr. II-IV S hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
1.54 [3.75, 5, 6]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
C
Lower Saline R. (Play Waves) PLAY DC hold USGS: Saline River nr Dierks
3.66 [6, 6.4, 11]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
A
Buffalo R. (Boxley Valley) II L hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [3.7, 4.2, 5.8]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
A
Sugar Cr. II-III M hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
2.43 [5, 6, 8]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
C
Camp Cr. IV+ S hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
3.37 [6, 7.5, 9]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
C+
Falling Water Cr. III S hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.31 [4, 5, 6.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B
Baker Cr. II-IV S hold USGS: Cossatot R. at Vandervoort
2.12 [5, 6, 8]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
B
E. Fk. White R. II S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [4, 5, 7]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
D
Frog Bayou II L hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Rudy
-1.11 [2.0, 2.7, 4.3]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
A
Bobtail Cr. III-IV+ S hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.31 [4.5, 6.5, 8]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Trigger Gap PLAY L hold USGS: Kings R. nr Berryville
2.59 [6, 7, 10]
10/22 04:15
(0.9 hr)
A
Jordan Cr. III+ VS hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
1.54 [5.0, 6.5, 8.0]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Hailstone Cr. II-III+ S hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [4.8, 5.3, 6.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
A
Jack Cr. II-III S hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
2.43 [6, 7.5, 9]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
C
M. Fork Little Red R. II+ M hold USGS: Middle Fork nr Shirley
4.88 [8.5, 9.5, 11]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
A
Saline R. II-III VS hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
3.37 [7, 8, 9]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
D+
Blackburn Cr. II-III S hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.56 [6.5, 7.8, 10]
10/22 04:15
(0.9 hr)
B
Ellis Cr. III-IV XS hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
1.54 [5.5, 6.5, 8]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
C
Archey Cr. II+ M hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
-0.02 [4, 5.5, 8]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
C
Crooked Cr. III-IV (V) VS hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
3.37 [7.5, 9.5, 11]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
B
EFLB III-IV (V) S hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [5.8, 6.5, 9]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
C
Shoal Cr. III VS hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
2.43 [7, 8, 9.5]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
D+
Bear Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.31 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
Big Devils Fork Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.31 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Boss Hollow IV-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.31 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
Falls Br. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.31 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
Left Hand Prong II-IV VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.31 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
Long Branch (EFLB) III-V XS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.31 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
Long Devils Fork Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.31 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Osage Cr. III-IV S hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [6, 7, 9.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
D
Sulphur Cr. IV-V+ XS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.31 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Gutter Rock Cr. III+ VS hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
2.43 [7.2, 8.5, 10]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
D+
Hurricane Cr. (Franklin) II+ S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [6, 7, 10]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Little Mulberry Cr. III-IV S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [6, 7, 10]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Mill Cr. II-III+ S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [6, 8, 11]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Rattlesnake Cr. IV (V) XS hold USGS: Jack Cr. at Winfrey
[5, 6, 7.5]
10/22 04:15
(0.9 hr)
F
Hurricane Cr. (Newton) II+-III S hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
-0.02 [5, 6, 8.5]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
B+
Wister Wave III L hold USGS: Poteau River near Panama, OK
6.35 [11.5, 12.5, 13.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
A
Beech Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [6.5, 8.5, 10]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Stepp Cr. III-IV+ VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [6.5, 7.5, 10]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
Haw Cr. II+-III VS hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
-0.02 [5.5, 7.0, 10]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
B+
Clear Cr. II-III S hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Rudy
-1.11 [4.5, 5.5, 7.5]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
B
Adkins Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [7, 8.5, 11]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Boulder Cr. IV-V+ (P) VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [7, 8.5, 10]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
D+
Smith Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [7, 8.5, 11]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Thomas Cr. III-IV VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [7, 8.5, 11]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
Salt Fork II-III S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [7, 8.5, 11]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Cedar Cr. II+ S hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Rudy
-1.11 [5.0, 6.0, 7.5]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
B
Mystery Cr. IV+ (V) VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [7.5, 9, 11.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
Shop Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [7.5, 8.5, 11]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
D+
Little Mill Cr. III-IV S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [7.5, 9, 11]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Rock Cr. II-III VS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [7.5, 9, 11.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Upper Upper Shoal Cr. III+ XS hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
2.43 [9, 10, 11.5]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
D+
White R., Middle Fork II S hold USGS: White R. near Fayetteville
2.23 [9, 10, 13]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
F
West Horsehead Cr. III-IV+ XS hold USGS: Spadra Cr. at Clarksville
2.2 [9, 10.5, 14]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
Spirits Cr. III VS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [8, 9, 11]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Possum Walk Cr. IV-V (P) S hold USGS: Cadron Cr. nr Guy
0.95 [8, 10, 14]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
F
Meadow Cr. III+ VS hold USGS: Middle Fork nr Shirley
4.88 [12, 13, 15]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
B+
Little Mill Cr., W. Fk. III+ (IV) XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [8.5, 10, 13]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Mormon Cr. IV (IV+) XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [8.5, 10.5, 12]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Hart Cr. III-IV (V) VS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.56 [11, 14, 22]
10/22 04:15
(0.9 hr)
B+
M. Fork Little Mill Cr. III-IV XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [10, 11, 13]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Micro Cr. III XS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.56 [12, 16, 25]
10/22 04:15
(0.9 hr)
B+
Fern Gulley IV-V XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [11, 12, 15]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
White Rock Cr. III-IV VS hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Winfrey
2.38 [13, 14, 16]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
F
Ben Doodle Cr. IV-V XS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.56 [14, 18, 24]
10/22 04:15
(0.9 hr)
C+
Whistlepost Cr. IV-V (P) XS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.56 [14, 18, 22]
10/22 04:15
(0.9 hr)
C+
Tulsa Wave III DC hold USGS: Arkansas River at Tulsa, OK
3000 [10000, 10500, 15800]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
A
DeRoach Cr. II-III S 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
Graves Cr. III+ (IV+) VS 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
Kings R. (upper) III+ S N/A none N/A
[0, 0, 0]
N/A F
N. Fork Blakely Cr. II 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!