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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