Ozark Creek Information Summary

Last Page Update: 10/28 16:08

Name Rating Size Level Ref. Gauge Time C.Q. Photos
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
Tulsa Wave III DC hold USGS: Arkansas River at Tulsa, OK
1500 [10000, 10500, 15800]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
A
Ellis Cr. III-IV XS hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
4.4 [5.5, 6.5, 8]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
C
Fall Cr. II-IV S up USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
4.4 [3.75, 5, 6]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
C
Illinois R. (Hogeye Run) II+ S up USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
4.4 [3.5, 5, 6]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
C
Jordan Cr. III+ VS rise USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
4.4 [5.0, 6.5, 8.0]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Archey Cr. II+ M hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
1.7 [4, 5.5, 8]
10/28 15:45
(0.3 hr)
C
Big Piney Cr (abv Longpool) II+ L fall USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
1.7 [2.0, 3.0, 5.0]
10/28 15:45
(0.3 hr)
A
Big Piney Cr (blw Longpool) I-II L fall USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
1.7 [1.2, 2.0, 5.0]
10/28 15:45
(0.3 hr)
A
Haw Cr. II+-III VS hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
1.7 [5.5, 7.0, 10]
10/28 15:45
(0.3 hr)
B+
Hurricane Cr. (Newton) II+-III S hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
1.7 [5, 6, 8.5]
10/28 15:45
(0.3 hr)
B+
Buffalo R. (below Ponca) I-II L rise USGS: Buffalo R. at Ponca
5.44 [3.0, 3.7, 6.3]
10/28 15:45
(0.3 hr)
A
Adkins Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
5.37 [7, 8.5, 11]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Beech Cr. III-V VS up USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
5.37 [6.5, 8.5, 10]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Boulder Cr. IV-V+ (P) VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
5.37 [7, 8.5, 10]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
D+
Buffalo R. (Boxley Valley) II L up USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
5.37 [3.7, 4.2, 5.8]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
A
EFLB III-IV (V) S up USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
5.37 [5.8, 6.5, 9]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
C
Hailstone Cr. II-III+ S up USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
5.37 [4.8, 5.3, 6.5]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
A
Mystery Cr. IV+ (V) VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
5.37 [7.5, 9, 11.5]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
Osage Cr. III-IV S up USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
5.37 [6, 7, 9.5]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
D
Shop Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
5.37 [7.5, 8.5, 11]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
D+
Smith Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
5.37 [7, 8.5, 11]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Stepp Cr. III-IV+ VS up USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
5.37 [6.5, 7.5, 10]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
Thomas Cr. III-IV VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
5.37 [7, 8.5, 11]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
Caddo R. I-II L rise USGS: Caddo R. nr Caddo Gap
5.53 [5.3, 5.75, 7.25]
10/28 15:45
(0.3 hr)
A
Cadron Cr. I-II+ L hold USGS: Cadron Cr. nr Guy
1.44 [1.5, 2.0, 6]
10/28 15:00
(1.1 hr)
A
Possum Walk Cr. IV-V (P) S hold USGS: Cadron Cr. nr Guy
1.44 [8, 10, 14]
10/28 15:00
(1.1 hr)
F
Baker Cr. II-IV S hold USGS: Cossatot R. at Vandervoort
3.31 [5, 6, 8]
10/28 15:45
(0.3 hr)
B
Cossatot R. II-IV L rise USGS: Cossatot R. at Vandervoort
3.31 [3, 3.4, 5.5]
10/28 15:45
(0.3 hr)
A
Gutter Rock Cr. III+ VS hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
3.98 [7.2, 8.5, 10]
10/28 15:45
(0.3 hr)
D+
Jack Cr. II-III S hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
3.98 [6, 7.5, 9]
10/28 15:45
(0.3 hr)
C
Shoal Cr. III VS hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
3.98 [7, 8, 9.5]
10/28 15:45
(0.3 hr)
D+
Sugar Cr. II-III M hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
3.98 [5, 6, 8]
10/28 15:45
(0.3 hr)
C
Upper Upper Shoal Cr. III+ XS hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
3.98 [9, 10, 11.5]
10/28 15:45
(0.3 hr)
D+
Cedar Cr. II+ S up USGS: Frog Bayou at Rudy
9.13 [5.0, 6.0, 7.5]
10/28 15:00
(1.1 hr)
B
Clear Cr. II-III S up USGS: Frog Bayou at Rudy
9.13 [4.5, 5.5, 7.5]
10/28 15:00
(1.1 hr)
B
Frog Bayou II L up USGS: Frog Bayou at Rudy
9.13 [2.0, 2.7, 4.3]
10/28 15:00
(1.1 hr)
A
White Rock Cr. III-IV VS hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Winfrey
11.46 [13, 14, 16]
10/28 15:00
(1.1 hr)
F
Illinois Bayou II M rise USGS: Illinois Bayou nr Scottsville
5.45 [6, 7, 8]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
A
Fisher's Ford PLAY A fall USGS: Illinois R. nr Siloam Springs
4.12 [2.1, 3.7, 5]
10/28 15:15
(0.8 hr)
A
Rattlesnake Cr. IV (V) XS hold USGS: Jack Cr. at Winfrey
[5, 6, 7.5]
10/28 15:15
(0.8 hr)
F
Trigger Gap PLAY L rise USGS: Kings R. nr Berryville
5.23 [6, 7, 10]
10/28 15:15
(0.8 hr)
A
Ben Doodle Cr. IV-V XS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
8.53 [14, 18, 24]
10/28 15:15
(0.8 hr)
C+
Blackburn Cr. II-III S up USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
8.53 [6.5, 7.8, 10]
10/28 15:15
(0.8 hr)
B
Hart Cr. III-IV (V) VS rise USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
8.53 [11, 14, 22]
10/28 15:15
(0.8 hr)
B+
Lee Cr. II+ M up USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
8.53 [4.5, 5.5, 9]
10/28 15:15
(0.8 hr)
A
Micro Cr. III XS rise USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
8.53 [12, 16, 25]
10/28 15:15
(0.8 hr)
B+
Whistlepost Cr. IV-V (P) XS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
8.53 [14, 18, 22]
10/28 15:15
(0.8 hr)
C+
Camp Cr. IV+ S hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
3.97 [6, 7.5, 9]
10/28 15:00
(1.1 hr)
C+
Crooked Cr. III-IV (V) VS hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
3.97 [7.5, 9.5, 11]
10/28 15:00
(1.1 hr)
B
Little Missouri R. II-III S rise USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
3.97 [4.75, 6, 8]
10/28 15:00
(1.1 hr)
A
Saline R. II-III VS hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
3.97 [7, 8, 9]
10/28 15:00
(1.1 hr)
D+
M. Fork Little Red R. II+ M hold USGS: Middle Fork nr Shirley
5.41 [8.5, 9.5, 11]
10/28 15:00
(1.1 hr)
A
Meadow Cr. III+ VS hold USGS: Middle Fork nr Shirley
5.41 [12, 13, 15]
10/28 15:00
(1.1 hr)
B+
E. Fk. White R. II S up USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
9.49 [4, 5, 7]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
D
Fern Gulley IV-V XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
9.49 [11, 12, 15]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Hurricane Cr. (Franklin) II+ S up USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
9.49 [6, 7, 10]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Little Mill Cr. III-IV S up USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
9.49 [7.5, 9, 11]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Little Mill Cr., W. Fk. III+ (IV) XS up USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
9.49 [8.5, 10, 13]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Little Mulberry Cr. III-IV S up USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
9.49 [6, 7, 10]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
M. Fork Little Mill Cr. III-IV XS up USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
9.49 [10, 11, 13]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Mill Cr. II-III+ S up USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
9.49 [6, 8, 11]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Mormon Cr. IV (IV+) XS up USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
9.49 [8.5, 10.5, 12]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Mulberry R. (above Hwy 23) II L up USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
9.49 [1.9, 2.8, 5]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
A
Mulberry R. (below Hwy 23) I-II L up USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
9.49 [1.7, 2.3, 5]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
A
Rock Cr. II-III VS up USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
9.49 [7.5, 9, 11.5]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Salt Fork II-III S up USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
9.49 [7, 8.5, 11]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Spirits Cr. III VS up USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
9.49 [8, 9, 11]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Rockport PLAY DC hold USGS: Ouachita R. bl Remmel Dam
2.53 [4.5, 6.0, 7.0]
10/28 15:15
(0.8 hr)
A
Dragover (Ouachita R.) I-II L rise USGS: Ouachita River nr Mount Ida
3.04 [2.75, 3.5, 6.5]
10/28 15:45
(0.3 hr)
A
Pine Cr. OK III+ M hold USGS: Pine Creek at Eubanks, OK
4.91 [7.5, 8.0, 9.0]
10/25 19:15
(68.8 hr)
A
Wister Wave III L up USGS: Poteau River near Panama, OK
21.7 [11.5, 12.5, 13.5]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
A
Bear Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.6 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
Big Devils Fork Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.6 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Bobtail Cr. III-IV+ S hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.6 [4.5, 6.5, 8]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Boss Hollow IV-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.6 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
Falling Water Cr. III S hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.6 [4, 5, 6.5]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
B
Falls Br. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.6 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
Left Hand Prong II-IV VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.6 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
Long Branch (EFLB) III-V XS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.6 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
Long Devils Fork Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.6 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Richland Cr. III-IV M hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.6 [3, 4, 6]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
A
Sulphur Cr. IV-V+ XS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.6 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
South Fork Little Red R. I-III M hold USGS: S Fk Little Red R. at Clinton
4.28 [5.5, 6.5, 8.0]
10/28 15:00
(1.1 hr)
B
Lower Saline R. (Play Waves) PLAY DC fall USGS: Saline River nr Dierks
4.37 [6, 6.4, 11]
10/28 15:00
(1.1 hr)
A
South Fourche Lafave R. II+ L hold USGS: South Fourche LaFave nr Hollis
2.22 [3.5, 4, 6]
10/28 14:45
(1.3 hr)
A
Spadra Cr. III+ M fall USGS: Spadra Cr. at Clarksville
3.04 [4, 5.5, 8]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
A
West Horsehead Cr. III-IV+ XS hold USGS: Spadra Cr. at Clarksville
3.04 [9, 10.5, 14]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
Tanyard Cr. III-IV (V) VS hold USGS: Spavinaw Creek near Cherokee
6.1 [8, 9, 10]
10/28 15:15
(0.8 hr)
F
Saint Francis R. (MO) II-IV L hold USGS: St. Francis River near Roselle
3.23 [3, 4, 8]
07/08 09:30
(2694.6 hr)
A
Roger's Private Idaho II L hold USGS: Strawberry R. nr Poughkeepsie
1.31 [2.5, 3.7, 6]
10/28 15:00
(1.1 hr)
A
White R., West Fork I-II M rise USGS: West Fork White River nr Fay
6.2 [4.5, 6, 8]
10/28 15:30
(0.6 hr)
A
White R., Middle Fork II S hold USGS: White R. near Fayetteville
4.81 [9, 10, 13]
10/28 15:00
(1.1 hr)
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!