The St. Francis River is the premier whitewater river in Missouri. It’s not a creek in any stretch of the imagination, so I’m not going to describe it here. Check out the American Whitewater page if you want details.

If you’re wondering if the creeks are running, you’re in the right place. It’s all about the St. Francis river level.

This page should always be up-to-date with the latest river level at Roselle.

US Army Corps of Engineers (includes recent precipitation)

Don’t trust how the D bridge level is calculated on this page? No worries, you can calculate it yourself. Here’s how.

Get the latest observed value from the graph above. That’s the gauge level.

If gauge level is less that 6.0 ft., use:
(gauge level – 3) x 15 = D bridge level in inches

For example, if latest observed level is 4.86 then (4.86 – 3) x 15 = 27.9 inches

If gauge level is over 6.0 ft, then the reading will be in “feet over the bridge,” use:
(gauge level – 6) x 1.25 = D bridge level in feet over bridge

For example, if latest observed level is 10.48, then (10.48 – 6) x 1.25 = 2.18 feet over the bridge