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Difficulty I
Length 67 Miles
Gauge Meramec River near Steelville, MO
Flow Range 100 - 1000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 23 minutes ago 222 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 12/29/2005 1:05 am

River Description

A good description can be found in A Paddler's Guide to Missouri (Missouri Department of Conservation, 2003), an updated version of Missouri Ozark Waterways by Oz Hawksley.

The Upper Meramec and it's Courtois and Huzzah tributaries are awesome flatwater float streams, they rate among Missouri's finest. Access points and float liveries exist all along the rivers upper course approximately every five or ten miles. Ten miles is an average leisurely day float (depending on your choice of craft) during average flow conditions. During high water periods these streams can be very challenging and satisfy one's need for an adrenaline fix quite nicely.

Rapid Descriptions


Gage Descriptions

The Meramec is normally a gentle stream but flow can fluctuate wildly (from 75 cfs to 48,000 cfs at Steelville). Average flow is about 130 (at Steelville) and if it gets above 1000 discretion concerning one's paddling skills should be employed.

Directions Description

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