Helpful Links
a ny times article about a rafting trip an author took to promote his book

Gaging Stations with daily Q output: (map of all current continuous stations, flagged by flow percentile, links to each gage)
Specific gages at and DS of St Louis: (St. Louis) (Chester) (Thebes)
Unfortunately no close gaging stations US of STL - Alton daily Q collection was discontinued in May.