For the most up-to-date information about river closures during flood conditions, please visit our Facebook page, or contact park headquarters at 573-323-4236, or park dispatch at 844-460-3604.
Please use the following chart to estimate floating conditions based on river level averages and (River Closure)-flood stages. Follow the links for the latest river gauge levels as they currently exist.
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 "Water Now" SystemThe USGS 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 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)
Last updated: September 13, 2018