Spoon River Anthology (1915), by Edgar Lee Masters, is a collection of short free verse poems that collectively narrates the epitaphs of the residents of Spoon River, a fictional small town named after the real Spoon River that ran near Masters' home town of Lewistown, Illinois. The aim of the poems is to demystify rural and small town American life. The collection includes 212 separate characters, in all providing 244 accounts of their lives, losses, and manner of death. Many of the poems contain cross-references that create an unabashed tapestry of the community. The poems were originally published in the ... Source: Wikipedia
Maximum discharge on the river today is recorded at the Spoon River At Seville with a streamflow rate of 2,710 cfs. This is also the deepest point on the Spoon River, reporting a gauge stage of 11.68 ft. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the Spoon River, the first of which is perched at an elevation of 557 ft, the Spoon River At London Mills .
|Location||Streamflow||River Stage||Air Temp||Elevation|
Spoon River At London Mills
|1790 cfs||7.21 ft|
Spoon River At Seville
|2710 cfs||11.68 ft|