Ozark Creek Information Summary

Last Page Update: 04/23 23:32

Name Rating Size Level Ref. Gauge Time C.Q. Photos
Mulberry R. (below Hwy 23) I-II L fall USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
3.87 [1.7, 2.3, 5]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
A
Mulberry R. (above Hwy 23) II L fall USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
3.87 [1.9, 2.8, 5]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
A
Fisher's Ford PLAY A fall USGS: Illinois R. nr Siloam Springs
3.74 [2.1, 3.7, 5]
04/23 23:15
(0.2 hr)
A
Big Piney Cr (blw Longpool) I-II L hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
2.57 [1.2, 2.0, 5.0]
04/23 22:45
(0.7 hr)
A
Cadron Cr. I-II+ L hold USGS: Cadron Cr. nr Guy
2.7 [1.5, 2.0, 6]
04/23 23:00
(0.5 hr)
A
Lower Saline R. (Play Waves) PLAY DC hold USGS: Saline River nr Dierks
7.17 [6, 6.4, 11]
04/23 23:00
(0.5 hr)
A
Dragover (Ouachita R.) I-II L hold USGS: Ouachita River nr Mount Ida
3.61 [2.75, 3.5, 6.5]
04/23 22:45
(0.7 hr)
A
Buffalo R. (below Ponca) I-II L hold USGS: Buffalo R. at Ponca
3.76 [3.0, 3.7, 6.3]
04/23 23:15
(0.2 hr)
A
Illinois Bayou II M fall USGS: Illinois Bayou nr Scottsville
6.94 [6, 7, 8]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
A
Roger's Private Idaho II L hold USGS: Strawberry R. nr Poughkeepsie
3.42 [2.5, 3.7, 6]
04/23 23:00
(0.5 hr)
A
Big Piney Cr (abv Longpool) II+ L hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
2.57 [2.0, 3.0, 5.0]
04/23 22:45
(0.7 hr)
A
Saint Francis R. (MO) II-IV L hold USGS: St. Francis River near Roselle
3.23 [3, 4, 8]
N/A A
South Fork Little Red R. I-III M hold USGS: S Fk Little Red R. at Clinton
5.6 [5.5, 6.5, 8.0]
04/23 23:00
(0.5 hr)
B
M. Fork Little Red R. II+ M fall USGS: Middle Fork nr Shirley
8.45 [8.5, 9.5, 11]
04/23 23:00
(0.5 hr)
A
Caddo R. I-II L fall USGS: Caddo R. nr Caddo Gap
5.24 [5.3, 5.75, 7.25]
04/23 22:45
(0.7 hr)
A
E. Fk. White R. II S fall USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
3.87 [4, 5, 7]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
D
Trigger Gap PLAY L fall USGS: Kings R. nr Berryville
5.79 [6, 7, 10]
04/23 23:15
(0.2 hr)
A
Lee Cr. II+ M fall USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
4.19 [4.5, 5.5, 9]
04/23 17:15
(6.2 hr)
A
Cossatot R. II-IV L hold USGS: Cossatot R. at Vandervoort
2.68 [3, 3.4, 5.5]
04/23 23:15
(0.2 hr)
A
White R., West Fork I-II M hold USGS: West Fork White River nr Fay
4.11 [4.5, 6, 8]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
A
South Fourche Lafave R. II+ L hold USGS: South Fourche LaFave nr Hollis
3.11 [3.5, 4, 6]
04/23 22:45
(0.7 hr)
A
Spadra Cr. III+ M hold USGS: Spadra Cr. at Clarksville
3.5 [4, 5.5, 8]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
A
Richland Cr. III-IV M hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
2.43 [3, 4, 6]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
A
Buffalo R. (Boxley Valley) II L hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
3.03 [3.7, 4.2, 5.8]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
A
Sugar Cr. II-III M hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
3.9 [5, 6, 8]
04/23 22:45
(0.7 hr)
C
Little Missouri R. II-III S hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
3.64 [4.75, 6, 8]
04/23 23:00
(0.5 hr)
A
Pine Cr. OK III+ M hold USGS: Pine Creek at Eubanks, OK
6.29 [7.5, 8.0, 9.0]
04/23 23:15
(0.2 hr)
A
Wister Wave III L hold USGS: Poteau River near Panama, OK
10.08 [11.5, 12.5, 13.5]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
A
Archey Cr. II+ M hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
2.57 [4, 5.5, 8]
04/23 22:45
(0.7 hr)
C
Falling Water Cr. III S hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
2.43 [4, 5, 6.5]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
B
Rockport PLAY DC hold USGS: Ouachita R. bl Remmel Dam
2.88 [4.5, 6.0, 7.0]
04/23 23:15
(0.2 hr)
A
Frog Bayou II L hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Rudy
0.32 [2.0, 2.7, 4.3]
04/23 23:00
(0.5 hr)
A
Tanyard Cr. III-IV (V) VS hold USGS: Spavinaw Creek near Cherokee
6.3 [8, 9, 10]
04/23 23:15
(0.2 hr)
F
Illinois R. (Hogeye Run) II+ S hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
1.74 [3.5, 5, 6]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
C
Hailstone Cr. II-III+ S hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
3.03 [4.8, 5.3, 6.5]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
A
Fall Cr. II-IV S hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
1.74 [3.75, 5, 6]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
C
Bobtail Cr. III-IV+ S hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
2.43 [4.5, 6.5, 8]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
B+
Jack Cr. II-III S hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
3.9 [6, 7.5, 9]
04/23 22:45
(0.7 hr)
C
Hurricane Cr. (Franklin) II+ S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
3.87 [6, 7, 10]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
B+
Little Mulberry Cr. III-IV S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
3.87 [6, 7, 10]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
B+
Mill Cr. II-III+ S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
3.87 [6, 8, 11]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
B+
Blackburn Cr. II-III S hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
4.19 [6.5, 7.8, 10]
04/23 17:15
(6.2 hr)
B
Baker Cr. II-IV S hold USGS: Cossatot R. at Vandervoort
2.68 [5, 6, 8]
04/23 23:15
(0.2 hr)
B
Camp Cr. IV+ S hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
3.64 [6, 7.5, 9]
04/23 23:00
(0.5 hr)
C+
Hurricane Cr. (Newton) II+-III S hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
2.57 [5, 6, 8.5]
04/23 22:45
(0.7 hr)
B+
EFLB III-IV (V) S hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
3.03 [5.8, 6.5, 9]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
C
Haw Cr. II+-III VS hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
2.57 [5.5, 7.0, 10]
04/23 22:45
(0.7 hr)
B+
Osage Cr. III-IV S hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
3.03 [6, 7, 9.5]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
D
Shoal Cr. III VS hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
3.9 [7, 8, 9.5]
04/23 22:45
(0.7 hr)
D+
Salt Fork II-III S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
3.87 [7, 8.5, 11]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
B+
Jordan Cr. III+ VS hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
1.74 [5.0, 6.5, 8.0]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
B+
Gutter Rock Cr. III+ VS hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
3.9 [7.2, 8.5, 10]
04/23 22:45
(0.7 hr)
D+
Saline R. II-III VS hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
3.64 [7, 8, 9]
04/23 23:00
(0.5 hr)
D+
Beech Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
3.03 [6.5, 8.5, 10]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
B+
Stepp Cr. III-IV+ VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
3.03 [6.5, 7.5, 10]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
C+
Meadow Cr. III+ VS hold USGS: Middle Fork nr Shirley
8.45 [12, 13, 15]
04/23 23:00
(0.5 hr)
B+
Bear Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
2.43 [6, 7, 8.5]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
C+
Big Devils Fork Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
2.43 [6, 7, 8.5]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
B+
Boss Hollow IV-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
2.43 [6, 7, 8.5]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
C+
Falls Br. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
2.43 [6, 7, 8.5]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
C+
Left Hand Prong II-IV VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
2.43 [6, 7, 8.5]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
C+
Long Branch (EFLB) III-V XS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
2.43 [6, 7, 8.5]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
C+
Long Devils Fork Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
2.43 [6, 7, 8.5]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
B+
Sulphur Cr. IV-V+ XS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
2.43 [6, 7, 8.5]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
B+
Little Mill Cr. III-IV S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
3.87 [7.5, 9, 11]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
B+
Rock Cr. II-III VS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
3.87 [7.5, 9, 11.5]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
B+
Ellis Cr. III-IV XS hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
1.74 [5.5, 6.5, 8]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
C
Crooked Cr. III-IV (V) VS hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
3.64 [7.5, 9.5, 11]
04/23 23:00
(0.5 hr)
B
Adkins Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
3.03 [7, 8.5, 11]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
B+
Boulder Cr. IV-V+ (P) VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
3.03 [7, 8.5, 10]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
D+
Smith Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
3.03 [7, 8.5, 11]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
B+
Thomas Cr. III-IV VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
3.03 [7, 8.5, 11]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
C+
Spirits Cr. III VS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
3.87 [8, 9, 11]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
B+
Clear Cr. II-III S hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Rudy
0.32 [4.5, 5.5, 7.5]
04/23 23:00
(0.5 hr)
B
Mystery Cr. IV+ (V) VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
3.03 [7.5, 9, 11.5]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
C+
Shop Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
3.03 [7.5, 8.5, 11]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
D+
Little Mill Cr., W. Fk. III+ (IV) XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
3.87 [8.5, 10, 13]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
B+
Mormon Cr. IV (IV+) XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
3.87 [8.5, 10.5, 12]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
B+
Cedar Cr. II+ S hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Rudy
0.32 [5.0, 6.0, 7.5]
04/23 23:00
(0.5 hr)
B
White R., Middle Fork II S hold USGS: White R. near Fayetteville
4.28 [9, 10, 13]
04/23 23:00
(0.5 hr)
F
Rattlesnake Cr. IV (V) XS hold USGS: Jack Cr. at Winfrey
[5, 6, 7.5]
04/23 23:15
(0.2 hr)
F
Upper Upper Shoal Cr. III+ XS hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
3.9 [9, 10, 11.5]
04/23 22:45
(0.7 hr)
D+
Possum Walk Cr. IV-V (P) S hold USGS: Cadron Cr. nr Guy
2.7 [8, 10, 14]
04/23 23:00
(0.5 hr)
F
West Horsehead Cr. III-IV+ XS hold USGS: Spadra Cr. at Clarksville
3.5 [9, 10.5, 14]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
C+
M. Fork Little Mill Cr. III-IV XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
3.87 [10, 11, 13]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
B+
Hart Cr. III-IV (V) VS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
4.19 [11, 14, 22]
04/23 17:15
(6.2 hr)
B+
Fern Gulley IV-V XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
3.87 [11, 12, 15]
04/23 22:30
(1 hr)
B+
Micro Cr. III XS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
4.19 [12, 16, 25]
04/23 17:15
(6.2 hr)
B+
Ben Doodle Cr. IV-V XS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
4.19 [14, 18, 24]
04/23 17:15
(6.2 hr)
C+
Whistlepost Cr. IV-V (P) XS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
4.19 [14, 18, 22]
04/23 17:15
(6.2 hr)
C+
White Rock Cr. III-IV VS hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Winfrey
3.07 [13, 14, 16]
04/23 23:00
(0.5 hr)
F
Tulsa Wave III DC hold USGS: Arkansas River at Tulsa, OK
88.5 [10000, 10500, 15800]
04/23 22:30
(1 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!