Mulberry River Level Details
The Mulberry River gauge at the Turner Bend landing measures the river level in 2/10s increments. The river difficulty as it relates to that gauge is described as follows:
River Levels for Kayaking, Canoeing, and Rafting
Below 1.2 – Very low. Lots of dragging. Kayaks only.
1.3 – 1.4 – Low but floatable for canoes and kayaks. Some dragging unavoidable. Keep your trip short.
1.5 – 1.7 – Mild flow that is OK for beginners.You shouldn’t drag unless you pick the wrong path.
1.8 – 1.9 – Good low water floating. Too low for rafts.
2.0 – 2.1 – Mild whitewater with lots of rock dodging. Enough water for a short raft trip.
2.2 – 2.4 – Challenging for beginners because of the exposed rocks. Good fun level.
2.5 – 2.9 – The pools are not flowing fast, but many rapids are at their best in this range. Not a casual picnic float.
3.0 -3.6 – Prime whitewater. Most rocks are covered. Big waves that can swamp canoes. Great rafting.
3.7 – 4.0 – Big fast water with almost no pools. All the rocks are covered at this level. Powerful current.
4.1 – 4.5 – You must know the river and know what you are doing. Kayak and raft rentals only if we are assured that you are skilled.
4.6 – 5.0 – Too much water for rental. Too high to get under the Low Water Bridge. The river exceeds it’s banks and flows through the trees.
* Floods can alter the river channel and cause minor changes in the gauge readings compared to past experience.