Buffalo Outdoor Center

Current Buffalo River Levels

Float trips on the Upper Buffalo National River are on hold until the Ponca area receives enough rain to bring the river back up to a floatable level. We will update you as soon as we can float again!  In the meantime, take advantage of the many other activities and wonders that Buffalo River Country has to offer! From hiking and mountain bike trails to zip lining and swimming holes…there are so many adventures waiting for you this fall and winter on the Buffalo!

GAUGE KEY:
Black = Very Low  / Blue = Low / Green = Moderate / Yellow = High / Red = Flood Stage

Each gauge is designed to reflect a specific river section’s unique gradient, so color
segments will differ in length between gauges.  River levels update @ every 5 minutes.
(Water levels based on USGS data)

Boxley
Very Low
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43°
2.0 ft
Last Updated: December 04, 2023 10:42 AM Flow Rate: 21.4 CF/S
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43°
Ponca
Very Low
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44°
2.2 ft
Last Updated: December 04, 2023 10:42 AM Flow Rate: 30.4 CF/S
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44°
Pruitt
Low but Floatable
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44°
3.9 ft
Last Updated: December 04, 2023 10:42 AM Flow Rate: 108 CF/S
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44°
Carver
Very Low
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52°
6.7 ft
Last Updated: December 04, 2023 10:42 AM
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52°
St. Joe
Moderate, Ample Water for Floating
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47°
4.6 ft
Last Updated: December 04, 2023 10:42 AM Flow Rate: 659 CF/S
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47°
Harriet
Moderate, Ample Water for Floating
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47°
4.5 ft
Last Updated: December 04, 2023 10:42 AM Flow Rate: 1530 CF/S
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47°
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