2013 Historic River Levels
01-01 1.6 Thought it might come up a little more than that after yesterday’s slow rain, and maybe it will yet. Good riddance to 2012.
01-02 2.1 That is up a few inches over yesterday’s reading.
01-04 1.95 That is OK for a low water float.
01-05 1.9 A few snow flakes are falling. A few hikers are out.
01-12 2.2 That is a little higher than yesterday. There have not been many readings above 2′ in the last year.
01-14 2.8 Yesterday was first day since last March that the river level was over 3′.
01-15 2.5 It’s cold, but then it’s supposed to be this time of year.
01-19 2.1 Nice weekend for floating.
01-23 1.75 You can still bump down it.
01-29 1.55 Thundershowers expected today
01-30 5.9 We had heavy rain here late yesterday.
01-30 5.6 and falling. It was 5.9 at 6:00 this AM.
01-31 4.4 River level started at 5.6 this morning, and now at 4.4
01-31 3.4 It fell pretty quickly from yesterday morning’s crest. It did not rain quite as much way upriver as it did here.
02-01 3.0 Looking good after so long a drought.
02-03 2.6 The valley was full of boats and jeeps yesterday.
02-04 2.45 It was good to see boaters out on the river this weekend.
02-06 2.3 is today’s river level. Spring like weather is already here.
02-07 2.2 is today’s river level. That is getting pretty boney. Chance of showers in the next few days.
02-08 2.15 No rise from the showers we had yesterday.
02-10 2.4 & rising quickly. The waterfalls are full & beautiful this morning.
02-11 3.8 River level has reached 3’8″ as of 4:30 this afternoon. Still rising very slowly.
02-12 3.0 Listening to Dr John today ’cause it’s Fat Tuesday
02-13 3.0 is today’s reading. Same as yesterday after getting a bit of rain. An eagle was sitting in the tree over our landing this morning—-eyeing our ducks.
02-14 2.8 is our Valentines Day reading. Cold start, but warmer later in the day.
02-15 2.6 Sun is shining, the water level is at 2′ 6″ and flowing very nice, it’s a beautiful day to be on the water.
02-17 2.5 High of 60 – beautiful, sunny day… get out of that chair and come float!
02-22 2.5 Ground is pretty wet from all the winter mixed precipitation.
02-23 2.5 Snow and ice melt keeping the river level steady.
02-25 2.45 Looks like we should miss the snow to our northwest.
02-26 3.3 Lots of wind and rain yesterday.
02-27 3.1 Getting prepared for the Mulberry River Clean Up Day which is this Saturday.
02-28 3.0 Feb was a good month for water on the Mulberry.
03-02 2.7 The 22nd Annual Mulberry River Clean Up Day is today. Volunteers needed.
03-03 2.6 River clean up day was big success.
03-04 2.5 Had floaters from Wisconsin yesterday.
03-06 2.4 Prime time for hikers is here.
03-08 2.15 Jungle Boaters arriving tonight.
03-09 2.1 It’s time to “Go Up The Country”
03-10 2.7 We have had about 1.5″ of rain. Jungle Boater Race is still on unless the river climbs more than we expect.
03-10 3.4 and rising.
03-10 3.8 Almost noon and River Level is at 3’8″ and rising slowly. Rain has stopped. Race is ON
03-11 4.1 and falling. Yesterday’s Jungle Boater Race was wild. Only the hearty showed up, and that was a good thing.
03-13 3.1 and falling. About as good as it gets
03-14 2.95 Warming up nice today
03-15 2.8 and looking good.
03-17 2.6 Be sure to wear green today.
03-19 2.45 Starting to get bony. Barely enough water for a short raft trip.
03-22 2.6 and it should be rising. We had a slow, steady rain last night.
03-22 3.0 Probably about crested. This month we have had customers from MN, OK, NJ, MI, NV, TX, TN, MO, PA, LA, KS, WI, and AR.
03-23 3.1 Great water, but the weather is not great
03-29 2.45 A few rain showers passing through
03-30 2.8 Running at a really good level
03-31 3.1 Happy Easter
04-01 3.3 As good as it gets.
04-02 3.1 Cold and rainy today. Looks like a rainy midweek spell.
04-03 3.4 Three long time groups from Louisiana are here. Les Bons Temps Rouler!
04-06 2.95 Lots of boaters hitting the river
04-07 2.8 You can get daily river updates on twitter. click on the twitter icon on our home page
04-08 2.75 Lots of boaters on the Mulberry this past weekend
04-09 2.65 Redbuds are blooming. Rain moving in tonight.
04-11 2.7 The level is up slightly from yesterday’s half inch rain.
04-12 2.6 Spring colors are peaking
04-16 2.3 Falling about an inch per day
04-17 2.25 Time for some rain to freshen up the river and wash the pollen away
04-18 2.2 raining
04-19 2.8 crested about 2.9 Should be a great weekend
04-21 2.6 Don’t wait for it to get better, it’s great now.
04-24 2.5 River came up a bit instead of falling. Rained about a half inch.
04-27 3.2 Rising. Rained a little over an inch last night. Rain moving out.
04-27 4.0 River is at 4 ft and rising, looking to crest before 5 ft. Tomorrow is experienced paddlers only.
04-27 5.1 Experienced paddlers only on Sunday. Likely to be rafts and kayak rentals only. Might be too much water for canoes. Best guess for tomorrow is 4.3
04-28 4.4 Slowly falling. Experienced boaters only. Raft and kayak rentals only today. No canoe rentals today. We will run shuttle for you if you have your own boat.
04-30 3.3 Lots of misadventure on the Mulberry lately. The river has been rough on ill suited boats.
05-01 3.05 There are about a half dozen privately owned boats stuck in trees or abandoned on the Mulberry right now.
05-02 2.8 Cold front and the Arkansas Canoe Club arriving. All abandoned boats have been recovered from the river.
05-03 2.8 Unseasonably cold. Arkansas Canoe Club School of Whitewater Paddling is here this weekend. Check out this link: http://www.adeq.state.ar.us/poa/envy_award/envy_award.asp
05-04 2.9 Ideal river level. Arkansas Canoe Club School of Whitewater Paddling is underway. The band Mas Agua plays here tonight.
05-05 2.85 About the same level as the last couple of days. Arkansas Canoe Club concludes their whitewater clinic today.
05-06 2.7 Arkansas Canoe Club weekend was big success.
05-09 2.4 Trying to rain. Logjam 1.5 miles below Turner Bend has river blocked. Use Big Eddy as put in to avoid it.
05-12 2.1 Happy Mother’s Day. Take your Mom to the Mulberry today. The water is mild and the weather is great.
05-15 1.85 Lots of boaters, not much water. Need a rain badly. One of Arkansas’ whitewater pioneers, Mike Beard, has passed away. Like the song says Mike “was country when country wasn’t cool.”
05-16 1.8 Just enough rain to get the pavement wet. We tried our best to cut out the log jam below Turner Bend but only had partial success.
05-21 2.1 Rain is not over yet. The season isn’t over yet either.
05-22 3.6 We got just the right amount of rain. The river is prime. Good floating for several days.
05-25 2.5 It is going to be busy in the valley
05-27 2.2 Great floating for late May
05-29 2.0 Too low for rafts, but canoes and kayaks are making it OK.
05-30 1.95 Wakarusa Music Festival starts today
05-31 2.9 May ending on a wet note
05-31 3.1 Rain coming tonight and tomorrow. Likely to be washed out this weekend.
06-01 3.8 & rising too high to rent boat’s today However, next several day’s should be prime whitewater
06.01 6.2 and rising fast
06-01 7.0 crested. Sun came out and the water receded. 6.3 now.
06-02 4.6 falling, but be very careful
06-03 3.6 Prime whitewater. Wakarusa concert goers leaving town.
06-04 3.2 Water like this in June is a rare thing
06-05 2.9 Bill Cummings was here from Shanghai to go canoeing.
06-06 2.7 Great river level and fantastic weather. Thunder on the Mountain starts today.
06-09 2.2 Still good floating. Thunder on the Mountain brought a big crowd into the valley.
06-14 1.7 Redding to Turner Bend is about it. River Clean Up float set for Sunday. Volunteers welcome.
06-16 1.5 Happy Fathers Day. Just about too low to go, but lots of kayaks going anyway. A green and black Old Town Otter was lost on the road between Redding and Turner Bend Yesterday. If you have any info please call us at 479-667-3641 so we can reunite the owner with his boat.
06-17 1.75 Rained a little bit here. Need a lot more.
06-18 1.7 A few light showers yesterday. We are still floating, but it looks like it will only last a few more days. Allan Hancock and friends have cleaned almost 10 miles of the Mulberry in the last couple of days.
06-25 1.2 Several kayaks bumped and drug their way down from Redding yesterday. Every shoal is shallow now.
06-27 none The Mulberry River is too low to float. Time to go fishing and swimming.
07-01 1.0 Getting pretty dry in the Ozarks. Unusually cool for July.
07-04 .9 The most pleasant weather anyone remembers for July 4th.
07-08 .8 Dog Days of Summer are here.
07-10 .8 Really hot and dry here now
07-20 Been raining; ground is saturated but the river is still not flowing at our river gauge. Will keep the postings up if the rain continues!
07-22 1.2 The recent rains have freshened up the river, but still not enough to float.
07-25 1.6 That’s enough to float Redding to Turner Bend
07-26 1.5 Rain today might make for whitewater in July
07-28 1.6 Fairly decent low water floating. Canoes making it OK from Redding to here. Kayaks making it easier. RIP to the legendary musician J J Cale who passed away Friday.
08-03 1.2 Rain showers moving through the area. Don’t know if it will rain enough to bring the river back up.
08-04 2.2 Water in August! Looks like it crested about 2.5
08-06 1.7 Back to being barely floatable
08-08 1.7 We have had a pretty good rain. River should rise most of the day. Decent floating likely tomorrow.
08-08 We crested at 5.6 and now reading 5.4
08-09 4.6 and still raining
08-10 4.4 raining and still rising
08-10 6.3 and rising fast
08-10 9.0 and still rising fast
08-10 12.5 and STILL rising
08-10 14.5 river crested and has since dropped to 11.5
08-11 5.5 Falling. Some private boats likely to venture out on the river today after it falls a bit more. Not expecting to be able to rent until Monday.
08-12 3.9 more rain on the way
08-13 4.2 Looks like we stepped over a snake. The heavy rain is supposed to stay south of us. Glad to not be flooding.
08-14 3.7 Water is milky green, skies are clearing.
08-15 3.2 Nicest August 15th anyone can recall. Weather and water are beautiful.
08-16 2.9 Lots of floaters taking advantage of this rare opportunity.
08-21 2.2 Best to not go over 8 miles when it to this level
08-23 1.9 There is a fallen tree just upsteam from Turner Bend. We have opened it up as best we can.
08-24 1.85 The channel is clear. Falling about an inch per day.
09-02 1.4 Too low to float. Happy Labor Day.
09-09 1.2 getting dry again
09-17 1.0 Get your motor running. Mas Agua to play here Sat at noon.
09-18 1.0 Bikes, Blues. and Bar B Q crowd starting to show up
09-30 .9 Wake Up Maggie! It’s late September.
10-01 .9 Gnats are pretty rough right now
10-03 1.0 Eagles are back in the valley
10-04 1.4 We did not get enough rain to bring the river up much Pray for more!
10-10 1.3 Beautiful time of year. Leaves starting to turn, but still not close to peak.
10-11 1.3 Rainy spell moving in. Hope the government shutdown ends soon because almost all of the access points are closed now.
10-15 1.6 Rained about 1.5″. River level should rise enough to float tomorrow, but will know more later today.
10-16 2.45 crested at 2.6 Great to have some water, but most access points are closed
10-17 2.3 Harvest Music Festival is underway
10-18 2.05 Falling on down. All access points are open.
10-19 1.9 Muzzle load season, craft fair weekend, Harvest Music Fest. There is a lot going on.
10-24 1.7 Lots of hikers on the Ozark Highlands Trail these days.
10-25 1.6 Frost on the pumpkin this morning. Rocktoberfest happening at Byrds.
10-28 1.5 Colors are at their peak. Rain expected Wed and Thur.
10-31 1.5 No rise in river yet. Rained about 1″. Happy Halloween.
11-03 1.5 This is the prettiest fall in years. Lots of folks checking out the colors while they last.
11-04 1.6 Fall colors are just past their peak, but still really nice. Rain moving in mid week.
11-06 3.7 Rising and pretty muddy. Total rainfall a little over 2′.
11-06 5.8 Should crest soon. Cold front is here.
11-07 3.5 Crested just over 6′. Rained a bit more upriver than it did here.
11-08 2.95 Rifle deer season starts tomorrow.
11-12 2.2 cold front is here
11-17 1.9 Unusually warm and muggy for this time of year
11-19 1.9 The river level has been hovering just under 2′ for a few days.
11-22 1.9 Not much rain here. Cold front moving in. Byrds is hosting a Pre-1865 Historical Reinactment Festival this weekend. Flint knapping, leather tanning, rope making, tomahawk throwing, etc.
11-25 1.9 Fourth day in a row to read 1.9.
12-02 1.7 This if the 31st anniversary of the epic flood of Dec 2-3 1982. Turner Bend almost became Turner Straights.
12-05 1.6 Bad Moon On The Rise
12-07 1.6 Snowbound! Trying to keep the pipes from freezing.
12-10 1.9 Rising from snow melt. More thawing to come.
12-12 1.9 snow melting
12-14 2.55 Snow melt and rain combining to raise the river
12-16 2.9 Snow melt holding river level steady. A few hearty boaters out yesterday.
12-17 3.0 Level keeps creeping up
12-20 3.2 rain expected
12-21 3.7 / 4.8 / 6.7 / 8.2 crested
12-22 5.8 Should drop slowly since we are saturated
12-23 4.2 Prime whitewater level
12-24 3.6 MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
12-27 2.95 great paddling
12-31 2.5 Last posting of the year,today? Sunny and COLD