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Red River of the North at Drayton Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 14.08 ft at 12:45PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 14.24 ft at 1:15PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 14.34 ft at 1:30PM Jan 14, 2017Highest Observation: 14.46 ft at 1:45PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 13.92 ft at 9:15AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 13.95 ft at 9:30AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 13.96 ft at 9:45AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 14.04 ft at 10:15AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 14.13 ft at 10:30AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 14.19 ft at 10:45AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 14.45 ft at 11:45AM Jan 15, 2017USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesDRTN8(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:02AM Jan 16, 2017)ObservedLatest observed value: 14.45 ft at 11:45 AM CST 15-Jan-2017. Flood Stage is 32 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Red River of the North at Drayton are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 42
Moderate Flood Stage: 38
Flood Stage: 32
Action Stage: 28
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 45.55 ft on 04/24/1997
(2) 43.82 ft on 04/06/2009
(3) 43.66 ft on 04/28/1979
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 39.91 ft on 05/06/2013
(2) 22.26 ft on 03/20/2012
(3) 43.17 ft on 04/19/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.75 ft on 10/16/1936
(2) 12.10 ft on 10/13/1984

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47.2 Lowest elevation on the approaches to bridge (803.19' re NAVD88)
42 Major Flood Stage. General Urban Flood Damage to Drayton and its environs.
39 Rural road damages start.
38 Moderate Flood Stage.
32 Minor Flood Stage. Agricultural Damage starts.
28 Forecast Service Stage. Bankfull Stage.
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Latitude: 48.572222° N, Longitude: 97.147222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 32 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 755 ft 787 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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