While boating traffic is usually light on the Arkansas River, rowers need to be mindful of fishermen, pleasure boats (particularly on the weekends) and barge traffic from local businesses. Navigational maps and bridge diagrams showing the proper channels for rowing can be found HERE.
*NOTE: There are other factors coaches consider when deciding if practice should be on land for safety reasons (wind, crew speed/experience, water/air temperature, storms in the area…etc).
Remember, practice is not cancelled unless your coach/instructor contacts you. The predictions are exactly that and rowable conditions may exist by practice time. If you are unsure, contact your coach/instructor for more information.
The Arkansas River can develop significant current (flow rate) and experience flooding during the rainy seasons. One rainfall can affect the river height and flow rate. For current conditions and data, please follow the links below.