Closings and service reductaions due to Federal Budget Cuts announced.
The public will experience reduced hours and services provided by Ozark National Scenic Riverways due to the budget cuts that became effective March 1, 2013. Please check back often for further details or changes. List of closed facilities, click "MORE." More »
River Levels and Weather
"Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." - Will Rogers
Missouri DNR Water Resources Center River and Lake Level Observations,DNR gathers data from water level and precipitation recording devices in
Forecasts and Precipitation
Missouri maintained by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S. Geological Survey
and makes dynamic maps of this data available at this website.
USGS WaterAlertThe U.S. Geological Survey WaterAlert service sends e-mail or text messages
when certain parameters (such as Gage Height) measured by a USGS
data-collection station exceed user-definable thresholds. Go to this
website and select the gage and gage height and you will receive a message
when the gage is above that level.
USGS StreaMailThe USGS StreaMail system provides a method for you to query a USGS gaging
site via email, cell phone text message, or handheld device for gage height
and streamflow. Send your request to StreaMail and in a few minutes you
will get a reply showing the latest river stage and streamflow. If you
program the email address in your contact list all you have to do is type
in the gage number and send. Go to this website for instructions.
Current and Jacks Fork USGS gage numbers for use with StreaMail:
07064440 Current River at Montauk State Park
07064533 Current River above Akers
07067000 Current River at Van Buren
07067500 Big Spring near Van Buren
07065200 Jacks Fork near Mountain View
07065495 Jacks Fork at Alley Spring
07066000 Jacks Fork at Eminence
"Wild rivers are earth's renegades, defying gravity, dancing to their own tunes, resisting the authority of humans, always chipping away, and eventually always winning." - (Richard Bangs & Christian Kallen, River Gods)
Did You Know?
Blue Spring is 310 feet deep. If the Statue of Liberty was standing on the bottom, the top of her torch would be underwater! It is widely considered to be the most beautiful spring in Missouri due to its vivid blue color. More at www.nps.gov/ozar More...