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Due to an ever-changing rain forecast and inevitably not receiving the rain we had originally expected over the past couple days, the Upper Buffalo River has now reached a level that is no longer conducive for floating. We had hoped to be able to float through the holiday weekend, but will unfortunately be halting canoe and kayak rentals at this time.

Boxley

River Level

1.64 ft

Very Low

Flow Rate

6.35 cf/s

Last Updated: Sept. 21, 2020, 3:11 p.m.

Ponca

River Level

1.57 ft

Very Low

Flow Rate

9.96 cf/s

Last Updated: Sept. 21, 2020, 3:11 p.m.

Pruitt

River Level

3.41 ft

Very Low

Flow Rate

15.10 cf/s

Last Updated: Sept. 21, 2020, 3:11 p.m.

Carver

River Level

6.02 ft

Very Low

Last Updated: Sept. 21, 2020, 3:11 p.m.

St. Joe

River Level

3.57 ft

Low but Floatable

Flow Rate

98.90 cf/s

Last Updated: Sept. 21, 2020, 3:11 p.m.

Harriet

River Level

3.07 ft

Low but Floatable

Flow Rate

153.00 cf/s

Last Updated: Sept. 21, 2020, 3:11 p.m.

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