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2015 River Levels
01/01/15 2.15 Happy New Year to you all!
01/03/15 6.2 Rising. Lots of rain lately
01/03/15 7.4 Highest the water has been in a few months
01/04/15 4.6 Cold wind blowing in
01/07/15 3.1 We're in for a deep freeze
01/08/15 2.95 and cold!!
01/10/15 2.7 Water level holding pretty good, 2'7″ today and a large group of paddlers went out early.
01/12/15 2.5 Not much sunshine lately
01/14/15 2.3 The sun is shining!
01/15/15 2.3 A warming trend begins
01/22/15 1.8 Dropping just a bit each day
01/24/15 1.8 Third day in a row to be at that level.
01/26/15 1.7 Great hiking weather
01/28/15 1.6 check out this website: www.mulberryriversociety.org
02/01/15 1.7 Light rain last night
02/02/15 2.1 cold front is here
02/05/15 1.9 Cold today, but pretty weather ahead
02/09/15 1.9 Big group of runners on hand for the White Rock Run.
02/14/15 1.65 Happy Valentines Day
02/16/15 1.6 Iced in today
02/17/15 1.6 Too cold to work or play.
02/18/15 1.65 Harshest winter weather this year
02/19/15 1.65 Some ice in the river
02/21/15 1.7 Showers last night raising river a little
02/22/15 2.7 Rain and snow melt combined to raise the river
02/23/15 2.5 Forecast for this Saturday's Mulberry River Clean Up Day does not look good. Might have to postpone until March 7. Will make decision Wed or Thursday.
02/25/15 2.5 River Clean Up Day is on for this Saturday. Weather looks to be OK. Keep your fingers crossed.
02/27/15 2.4 Mulberry River Spring Clean Up Day this Saturday. Door prizes galore, kayak raffle, good food and company.
03/01/15 2.3 Snow, rain, some ice.
03/03/15 2.5 Cold, light rain today
03/04/15 3.1 steady rain with snow expected later
03/04/15 3.9 Rain is turning into sleet.Hope we don't get freezing rain.
03/05/15 4.3 Hope the snow starts melting today
03/06/15 3.8 The river clean up day is on for tomorrow. Jungle Boater on Sunday
03/07/15 3.6 Great day for the 24th Annual Mulberry River Spring Clean UP
03/08/15 3.4 Calling All Jungle Boaters!
03/09/15 3.2 Yesterday's Jungle Boater Race was Great!
03/10/15 3.6 Rafters from Michigan's Upper Peninsula are here on spring break
03/12/15 3.3 Water temp is 41
03/13/15 3.2 Raining with the level likely to rise
03/14/15 7.1 Lots of rain
03/14/15 7.3 running a little higher. Forest Service re-opening Wolf Pen and High Bank.
03/15/15 5.1 We are soggy wet
03/16/15 4.1 On the way down, but still a big flow
03/17/15 3.7 Happy St Patrick's Day
03/19/15 3.3 Great water so far for March
03/20/15 3.1 Yet another 18 wheeler wreck 2 miles south of here
03/23/15 2.8 Lots of people out this weekend
03/24/15 2.7 Spring Break for lots of folks
03/25/15 2.6 Great floating for spring break
03/26/15 3.8 Thunderstorms brought the level up
03/27/15 3.6 Fast moving whitewater
03/28/15 3.3 King Bob and the Court Jesters are in the valley
03/29/15 3.1 About as good as it gets
03/30/15 2.95 Another great day on the Mulberry.
03/31/15 2.8 Beautiful sunny day on the Mulberry!
04/01/15 2.7 Spring colors popping out
04/02/15 2.7 Warm enough it feels like May
04/03/15 2.55 Don't forget the meaning of Good Friday
04/04/15 2.4 Redbuds are blooming
04/05/15 2.3 Happy Easter!
04/07/15 2.25 Redbuds and dogwoods both blooming
04/09/15 2.1 Several long-time groups will be here this weekend
04/12/15 1.95 Water level holding very well, expecting rain tomorrow and next week.
04/13/15 1.9 Much needed rain expected today
04/14/15 4.3 That was all the rain we needed
04/15/15 3.5 Write that check to Uncle Sam, then head to the river
04/16/15 3.5 Milky green. Spring is full on.
04/17/15 3.25 Rain approaching from the west
04/18/15 3.1 Rain showers are forecasted
04/19/15 2.9 Perfect float!! Don't miss out on a great time with good friends.
04/20/15 2.95 Yesterday's rain shower holding river level steady
04/21/15 2.7 Beautiful weather and great water
04/22/15 2.6 Very few floaters considering how great the conditions are
04/23/15 2.5 Arkansas Dept of Parks and Tourism staff floating the Mulberry today
04/24/15 2.4 Rainy day. The river is 2.4. Keep your fingers crossed for good weather and water tomorrow.
04/25/15 2.3 We did not get much rain here
04/26/15 2.2 The river was full of boats yesterday
04/27/15 2.1 Everyone and their dog was on the river this weekend
04/28/15 2.0 No rain yet to stop the decline
04/29/15 1.9 Water is getting low but really pretty weather
04/30/15 1.8 April going out with a whimper
05/01/15 1.7 40th Annual Arkansas School of Whitewater Paddling begins this evening
05/02/15 1.6 Arkansas Canoe Club is here for the 40th time!
05/05/15 1.45 Just enough water to float a kayak
05/07/15 1.3 Rain approaching
05/08/15 1.5 Some rain has fallen, more to come
05/08/15 2.1 River has come up some since this morning. More rain tonight.
05/08/15 2.7 Might be too high to float tomorrow if it rains hard tonight
05/09/15 3.15 More rain is forecast for later today thru tomorrow
05/09/15 3.9 Water level rising. Not sure on the crest just yet. More rain expected later today. No rentals today.
05/10/15 16.0 and rising – road is closed temporarily on other side of bridge. More water upriver coming down, and more rain predicted.
05/10/15 12.5 water appeared to have crested about 17 ft. Road was closed all a.m. Open temporarily, but pouring down rain again.
05/11/15 15.5 water is over the highway north of the bridge
05/12/15 6.3 The river is at 6.3 this morning. We will not be renting any boat's today.
05/13/15 4.7 The river is still rolling at 4.7 this morning.
05/14/15 4.2 still too high for rentals
05/15/15 3.9 Scattered showers are forecasted
05/16/15 3.7 Falling slowly
05/16/15 3.6 and the weather cooperated, turned out to be a beautiful day!
05/17/15 4.4 Should be still rising
05/18/15 4.7 An exceptional amount of rain has fallen in the last 10 days
05/19/15 4.5 Maybe a day of sunshine
05/20/15 5.1 Rising. The deluge continues.
05/20/15 6.3 still rising
05/21/15 5.2 There is a movement underway to rename this the Ozark National Rain Forest
05/21/15 7.0 Falling after cresting at 7.4
05/22/15 4.2 Highway 23 closed 9 miles North of Turner Bend. The highway is open from the South
05/23/15 3.8 Don't need any more rain
05/24/15 3.7 Not sure how much rain to expect
05/25/15 8.0 No rentals tomorrow, wish the rain would hold off.
05/26/15 6.0 Relentless rainfall. Hwy 23 is closed due to landslide about 8 miles north of here, but is open to the South.
05/27/15 4.7 Getting back down within the banks
05/28/15 4.0 Renting rafts and kayaks today.
05/29/15 3.7 Hoping to dodge any big rains
05/30/15 5.4 Falling and needs to keep falling
05/31/15 4.7 Should be a good week ahead for boaters
06/01/15 4.1 Falling slowly. Rafts and kayaks only today.
06/02/15 3.7 Still a strong current, but getting down into a better range
06/03/15 3.4 Great paddling in June.
06/04/15 3.15 Wakarusa Music Festival starts today
06/05/15 3.0 Lots of concert goers swimming in the river
06/06/15 2.8 Lots of people getting on and in the river
06/07/15 2.85 It must have rained a bit upstream
06/08/15 2.6 Wakarusa exodus today
06/09/15 2.5 Mild flow compared to the last month
06/10/15 2.4 Young hippies have made stacks of rocks (hippie piles) all along the river
06/11/15 2.25 Our gauge seems to be reading about .4 higher than before the May deluge. Corps of Engineers gauge is reading about 1.9.
06/12/15 2.1 Really more like 1.8. Shoal below the bridge has gotten narrower causing level to rise at landing. Hwy 23 is partially open to the north now.
06/13/15 2.0 More like 1.7. Short floats only. Wear good shoes and be prepared for the gnats. Hwy 23 open now.
06/14/15 2.1 Low but floatable. Must not have rained as hard upstream as it did here.
06/15/15 2.9 Looks like we are going to get drenched again
06/16/15 5.0 Big rain moving in
06/17/15 3.8 Probably the lowest level for the next few days.. Hwy 23 closed again.
06/18/15 3.4 Rain from Bill about to move in
06/19/15 9.0 Way too much water, but at least not a massive flood
06/19/15 7.4 The river crested and is now reading 7.4
06/20/15 5.2 Falling but needs to fall some more
06/20/15 4.6 Plan to rent rafts and kayaks tomorrow
06/21/15 4.0 Raft and kayak rentals today. Wait for lower water to bring young kids.
06/22/15 3.5 Best water ever on this date if you are experienced
06/23/15 3.2 Yesterday several people said "best float I ever had"
06/24/15 2.9 Better get it while you can
06/25/15 2.75 No word on when Hwy 23 will be fixed. This summer we hope.
06/26/15 2.6 This weekend "Music on the Mulberry" is at Byrd's Adventure Center
06/27/15 3.5 Muddy from yesterday's thunderstorm. Wait for lower water before you bring small children.
06/28/15 2.9 Rare event for the Mulberry to be at a prime level in late June
06/29/15 2.6 The river was full of boats yesterday
06/30/15 2.5 Seems more like about 2.2. Still very good for the last day of June.
07/01/15 2.3 Floating in July – a pretty rare event
07/02/15 2.2 The boating, swimming, and fishing are all good.
07/03/15 2.2 Chance of more rain. Highberry Music Festival is at Byrds
07/04/15 2.3 Give thanks for the USA!
07/05/15 2.3 Rain showers have been holding the level steady
07/06/15 2.45 Great to have water this time of year
07/07/15 2.4 Rain showers are keeping the river up and the temp down
07/08/15 3.1 Yesterday's rain was just right
07/09/15 5.3 Too much water in July. A rare event.
07/09/15 4.4 Falling.
07/10/15 3.8 Falling. What a midsummer treat!
07/11/15 3.3 Everybody is headed to the river
07/12/15 3.0 Swift flowing water that can be rough on novices
07/13/15 2.8 Excellent water in mid July!
07/15/15 2.6 Get on the river before this water runs out
07/16/15 2.3 Keep your float short. The water is getting pretty low.
07/17/15 2.2 The water is getting low. We will be renting through the weekend
07/18/15 2.1 Redding to Turner Bend is about all we can offer at this level
07/19/15 2.0 Everyone is still having fun even though the water is low
07/20/15 1.9 Still barely enough to take a short float
07/21/15 2.8 Muddy and probably still rising from last night's rain
07/22/15 3.6 Not much water in the river above Low Water Bridge
07/23/15 2.8 and, like yesterday? best water is from Herrod's Creek down. Putting in at Byrd's is perfect.
07/25/15 2.1 A 4 mile float with kayaks has lots of beautiful swimming and picnicking opportunities.
07/26/15 2.0 Water level holding pretty good. Beat the Heat!! kayaks from Redding down.
07/27/15 1.95 River level. Kayaks from Redding to Turner Bend only
07/28/15 1.8 River level today. Kayaks from Redding to Turner Bend.
07/29/15 1.75 Kayaks from Redding to Turner Bend, low and slow.
07/30/15 1.6 Kayaks only from Redding.
07/31/15 1.6 Rain yesterday holding water level, last day to enjoy "Water in July"... here's hoping for the sequel: Water in August!
08/01/15 1.5 Too low but a few are still dragging down the river
08/02/15 1.4 Last call for a short kayak trip until it rains again
08/04/15 1.4 Getting a bit shallower each day
08/06/15 1.7 Up enough for a short kayak trip
08/07/15 1.9 Enough flow for a decent short float
08/08/15 1.7 Glad to have some water this time of year
08/09/15 1.6 Beat the Heat! Still having water in August is amazing; kayaks from Redding down, and everyone had a great time yesterday.
08/10/15 1.5 Still quite a few kayaks bumping down the river
08/11/15 1.5 Catfish are biting.
08/12/15 1.35 Cooler weather, but we are out of water
08/13/15 1.3 Repair of Hwy 23 has begun.
08/15/15 1.2 Great for fishing, swimming and picnicking. Come by the store and we will send you to ALL the best places!
08/19/15 1.1 Rain showers to start the day
08/19/15 1.9 Rain shower brought the level up a bit
08/20/15 1.9 Very pleasant weather to go with water in the river
08/21/15 1.7 Just enough water for a good fishing float
08/22/15 1.65 Some rain expected. Bikers, Hikers & Fishermen, come by the store for directions to breathtaking destinations! Exciting Adventures in Arkansas await!
08/23/15 1.6+ Still hasn't come up from all morning's rain, but reports say it has been pouring upstream pretty good. Expecting rain to last a little while this morning, updates later.
08/24/15 1.7 weekend showers freshened the river up a bit
08/26/15 1.5 Dropping about an inch per day
08/29/15 1.3 Too low for anything but swimming and fishing. Plenty warm but not bad as normal
09/05/15 1.0 With Hwy 23 still under construction the question we get all day is "How do I get to Eureka Springs?"
09/09/15 1.0 Acorns are dropping, leaves are starting to change
09/10/15 1.1 Happy 50th Birthday to Turner Bend employee Brenda Mabry!
09/12/15 1.1 Byrd's Mulberry River Clean Up Day is today
09/12/15 1.1 check out this video shot today https://youtu.be/U5nV5cG4MkI
09/20/15 1.0 Typical dry conditions for this time of year
09/25/15 1.0 Bikes, Blues, and Bar B Q is in NW Ark, but Hwy 23 is still closed
09/29/15 .8 You know the level is low when it starts with a decimal point
10/06/15 .7 There is reason to hope that Hwy 23 will reopen later next week
10/09/15 .7 Great news... Hwy 23 now has one lane opened!
10/10/15 .8 Hwy 23 has reopened!
10/17/15 .7 Hwy 23 reconstruction is complete. An 18 wheeler toppled over in a curve the next day . We are back to normal
10/26/15 .8 Not enough rain for any runoff
11/02/15 .7 Fall colors have peaked.
11/06/15 2.0 Last night's rain brought the river up enough for a low water float
11/07/15 1.8 Fallen trees two miles upstream from here require a portage
11/10/15 1.5 Lots of hikers on the Ozark Highlands Trail lately
11/16/15 1.4 Expecting substantial rain from this front. Rifle deer season started Saturday 14th
11/17/15 3.4 More rain expected
11/18/15 4.4 The river is back in full force
11/19/15 3.1 Beautiful late fall weather
11/20/15 2.7 A few hearty souls paddling lately
11/21/15 2.5 Chilly out there but we have wet suits!
11/23/15 2.2 Lots of eagles on the lower Mulberry
11/27/15 3.2 The river is 3.2 Still raining and rising.
11/28/15 6.0 The heaviest rain is mainly to our south. Waterfall viewing would be great today.
11/29/15 4.8 River at last recording yesterday, reached 6.5, maybe a little higher. Good, steady but light rain today is supposed to taper off. All the waterfalls are flowing beautifully.
11/30/15 4.9 Four days of rain.
12/01/15 4.0 Watch out for fallen trees up near High Bank
12/02/15 3.6 Thirty three years ago on Dec 2-3 1982 the rampaging Mulberry almost blew away the Turner Bend Bridge
12/03/15 3.3 Last few days of the main rifle deer season
12/04/15 3.0 On Wednesday hikers from Minneapolis remarked about the mild weather. Yesterday hikers from New Orleans thought it was freezing.
12/05/15 2.8+ We have quite few out today to float, even a couple of campers.
12/07/15 2.6 Warming up
12/08/15 2.5 Donald Trump's verbal exam to be administered to all persons wishing to enter this country consists of one question: "Do You Eat Bacon?"
12/09/15 2.45 Shop at Turner Bend. No crowds here.
12/11/15 2.3 Warm today. Rain approaching.
12/12/15 2.2 No trouble getting a parking spot here today
12/13/15 5.0 Next line of showers just starting, all the tributaries flowing. Waterfall viewing should be at it's best next couple of days!
12/13/15 12 + Pretty good rise in the river – probably crest around 8 p.m. and has increased about one ft in the last hour.
12/14/15 8.4 Crested just under 13′
12/15/15 5.4 Still a whole lot of water rushing by
12/16/15 4.9 Still running above the natural high water mark
12/17/15 4.2 Yet another beautiful day
12/18/15 3.8 It took five days, but the river is finally back down to the natural high water mark
12/21/15 3.3 Winter begins today though it hardly feels like it.
12/24/15 3.0 Beautiful water, beautiful weather – won't be a "White Christmas" but great for traveling. We hope you and yours are safe and happy this holiday season.
12/27/15 6′ 11″ and more to come. Rain in the forecast all day.
12/27/15 8.8 An increase of a little more than a foot in the last hour. Not a fast increase, but will likely continue to rise all day.
12/27/15 11. Still rising slowly, but not in danger of going over Hwy 23 yet. Watching weather move into area.
12/28/15 14.5 River level this morning and still raining. Highway 23 still closed North of the bridge.
12/29/15 6.8 River level this morning.
12/30/15 5.1 River level this morning.
12/31/15 4.4 Record setting rainfall this year
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