Monday, August 2, 2010

Eureka Springs and Buffalo River

Just a short 1hour trip southeast of Eureka Springs Arkansas is the beautiful Buffalo River. Home to giant rock cliff wall and the Buffalo River.The River and the U.S. Geological Survey partnered to develop a new interactive website: ar.water.usgs.gov/buffaloriver/. River flow and water levels can now be accessed by clicking on one of the five icons (highlighted in a color to represent current floating conditions) strategically located on the map.
The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Buffalo National River, several state and federal agencies, and several canoe rental companies, collects stream flow, water levels and rainfall data at each of five locations. From upstream to downstream, gauges are located at or near Boxley, Ponca, Pruitt (Highway 7 bridge), Grinder’s Ferry (Highway 65) and Dillard’s Ferry (Highway 14).
Data are collected in 15-minute intervals and transmitted to the Internet once every hour, which provides useful scientific water resources information.
“This website is a very useful tool,” Superintendent Kevin Cheri said. “The public can use it to get a good understanding of whether they should canoe the upper, middle or lower sections of the Buffalo River – all with the click of a mouse. Canoeists can also use the site to locate such things as equipment rental concessionaires, hiking trails and campgrounds authorized by the National Park Service.”he Buffalo National River and the U.S. Geological Survey partnered to develop a new interactive website: ar.water.usgs.gov/buffaloriver/. River flow and water levels can now be accessed by clicking on one of the five icons (highlighted in a color to represent current floating conditions) strategically located on the map.
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