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Red River of the North at Drayton Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 36.11 ft at 7:15PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 36.13 ft at 7:30PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 36.15 ft at 7:45PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 36.16 ft at 8:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 36.2 ft at 8:15PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 36.24 ft at 8:30PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 36.26 ft at 8:45PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 36.28 ft at 9:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 36.3 ft at 9:15PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 36.32 ft at 9:30PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 36.33 ft at 9:45PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 36.35 ft at 10:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 36.36 ft at 10:15PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 36.38 ft at 10:30PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 36.4 ft at 10:45PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 36.42 ft at 11:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 36.42 ft at 11:15PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 36.44 ft at 11:30PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 36.38 ft at 11:45PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 36.38 ft at 12:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.38 ft at 12:15AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.38 ft at 12:30AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.38 ft at 12:45AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.38 ft at 1:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.56 ft at 1:15AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.62 ft at 1:30AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.66 ft at 1:45AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.66 ft at 2:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.6 ft at 2:15AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.57 ft at 2:30AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.6 ft at 2:45AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.6 ft at 3:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.6 ft at 3:15AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.61 ft at 3:30AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.63 ft at 3:45AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.63 ft at 4:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.66 ft at 4:15AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.68 ft at 4:30AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.69 ft at 4:45AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.7 ft at 5:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.7 ft at 5:15AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.73 ft at 5:30AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.74 ft at 5:45AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.76 ft at 6:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.75 ft at 6:15AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.75 ft at 6:30AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.78 ft at 6:45AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.8 ft at 7:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.81 ft at 7:15AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.81 ft at 7:30AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.84 ft at 7:45AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.85 ft at 8:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.85 ft at 8:15AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.88 ft at 8:30AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.88 ft at 8:45AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.89 ft at 9:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.91 ft at 9:15AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.99 ft at 9:30AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 36.98 ft at 9:45AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37 ft at 10:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37 ft at 10:15AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.05 ft at 10:30AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.08 ft at 10:45AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.06 ft at 11:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.05 ft at 11:15AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.05 ft at 11:30AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.07 ft at 11:45AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.05 ft at 12:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.07 ft at 12:15PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.07 ft at 12:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.25 ft at 12:45PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.25 ft at 1:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.21 ft at 1:15PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.11 ft at 1:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.15 ft at 1:45PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.25 ft at 2:00PM Apr 16, 2014Highest Observation: 37.32 ft at 2:15PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.28 ft at 2:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.25 ft at 2:45PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.3 ft at 3:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.24 ft at 3:15PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.25 ft at 3:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.12 ft at 3:45PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.16 ft at 4:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.19 ft at 4:15PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.13 ft at 4:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 4:45PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.15 ft at 5:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 5:15PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.19 ft at 5:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.16 ft at 5:45PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.19 ft at 6:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.19 ft at 6:15PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.26 ft at 6:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.14 ft at 6:45PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.19 ft at 7:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.15 ft at 7:15PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.14 ft at 7:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.14 ft at 7:45PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.15 ft at 8:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.15 ft at 8:15PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.09 ft at 8:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.14 ft at 8:45PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.13 ft at 9:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.15 ft at 9:15PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.12 ft at 9:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.17 ft at 9:45PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.13 ft at 10:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.14 ft at 10:15PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.16 ft at 10:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.22 ft at 10:45PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.16 ft at 11:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 11:15PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 11:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 11:45PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 12:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.17 ft at 12:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 12:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.17 ft at 12:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.17 ft at 1:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.17 ft at 1:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.17 ft at 1:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 1:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 2:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 2:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.17 ft at 2:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 2:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 3:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 3:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 3:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.19 ft at 3:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 4:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 4:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 4:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.2 ft at 4:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 5:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.21 ft at 5:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.2 ft at 5:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.17 ft at 5:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.19 ft at 6:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.19 ft at 6:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.19 ft at 6:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 6:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.19 ft at 7:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 7:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 7:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 7:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 8:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.19 ft at 8:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.19 ft at 8:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.16 ft at 8:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 9:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.19 ft at 9:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.2 ft at 9:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.17 ft at 9:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.21 ft at 10:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.19 ft at 10:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.23 ft at 10:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.2 ft at 10:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.21 ft at 11:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.21 ft at 11:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.2 ft at 11:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.2 ft at 11:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.19 ft at 12:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.19 ft at 12:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.19 ft at 12:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.19 ft at 12:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 1:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.2 ft at 1:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.19 ft at 1:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.16 ft at 1:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.19 ft at 2:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 2:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.17 ft at 2:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.19 ft at 2:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.2 ft at 3:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.16 ft at 3:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 3:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.19 ft at 3:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.2 ft at 4:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.17 ft at 4:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.15 ft at 4:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 4:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 5:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.17 ft at 5:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.16 ft at 5:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.18 ft at 5:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.17 ft at 6:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.15 ft at 6:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.16 ft at 6:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.14 ft at 6:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.13 ft at 7:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.14 ft at 7:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.14 ft at 7:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.12 ft at 7:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.11 ft at 8:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.12 ft at 8:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.11 ft at 8:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.12 ft at 8:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.11 ft at 9:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.1 ft at 9:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.11 ft at 9:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.09 ft at 9:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.1 ft at 10:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.09 ft at 10:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.1 ft at 10:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.08 ft at 10:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.08 ft at 11:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.08 ft at 11:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.07 ft at 11:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.05 ft at 11:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 37.04 ft at 12:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 37.05 ft at 12:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 37.04 ft at 12:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 37.04 ft at 12:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 37.05 ft at 1:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 37.03 ft at 1:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 37.03 ft at 1:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 37.02 ft at 1:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 37.02 ft at 2:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 37.02 ft at 2:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 37.02 ft at 2:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 37.02 ft at 2:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 37.01 ft at 3:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 37.02 ft at 3:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 37.01 ft at 3:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 37.01 ft at 3:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 37.01 ft at 4:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 37 ft at 4:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 37 ft at 4:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.98 ft at 4:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.99 ft at 5:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.98 ft at 5:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.96 ft at 5:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.97 ft at 5:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.97 ft at 6:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.97 ft at 6:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.97 ft at 6:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.95 ft at 6:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.96 ft at 7:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.94 ft at 7:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.95 ft at 7:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.95 ft at 7:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.94 ft at 8:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.94 ft at 8:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.94 ft at 8:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.91 ft at 8:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.92 ft at 9:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.92 ft at 9:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.9 ft at 9:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.91 ft at 9:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.89 ft at 10:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.89 ft at 10:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.87 ft at 10:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.89 ft at 10:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.87 ft at 11:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.87 ft at 11:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.87 ft at 11:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.83 ft at 11:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.85 ft at 12:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.84 ft at 12:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.82 ft at 12:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.84 ft at 12:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.82 ft at 1:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.83 ft at 1:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.82 ft at 1:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.82 ft at 1:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.81 ft at 2:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.81 ft at 2:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.8 ft at 2:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.78 ft at 2:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.79 ft at 3:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.79 ft at 3:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.81 ft at 3:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.81 ft at 3:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.78 ft at 4:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.76 ft at 4:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.75 ft at 4:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.76 ft at 4:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.75 ft at 5:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.77 ft at 5:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.76 ft at 5:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.76 ft at 5:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.74 ft at 6:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.76 ft at 6:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.76 ft at 6:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 36.74 ft at 6:45PM Apr 18, 2014Highest Forecast: 36.4 ft 1:00AM Apr 19, 2014Forecast: 36.2 ft 7:00AM Apr 19, 2014Forecast: 36 ft 1:00PM Apr 19, 2014Forecast: 35.8 ft 7:00PM Apr 19, 2014Forecast: 35.6 ft 1:00AM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 35.4 ft 7:00AM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 35.2 ft 1:00PM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 35 ft 7:00PM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 34.7 ft 1:00AM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 34.5 ft 7:00AM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 34.2 ft 1:00PM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 34 ft 7:00PM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 33.7 ft 1:00AM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 33.5 ft 7:00AM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 33.2 ft 1:00PM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 33 ft 7:00PM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 32.7 ft 1:00AM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 32.5 ft 7:00AM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 32.2 ft 1:00PM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 32 ft 7:00PM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 31.7 ft 1:00AM Apr 24, 2014Forecast: 31.4 ft 7:00AM Apr 24, 2014Forecast: 31.2 ft 1:00PM Apr 24, 2014Forecast: 31 ft 7:00PM Apr 24, 2014Forecast: 30.7 ft 1:00AM Apr 25, 2014Forecast: 30.4 ft 7:00AM Apr 25, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesDRTN8(plotting HGIR2) Graph Created (7:03PM Apr 18, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 10:21AM Apr 18)Latest observed value: 36.74 ft at 6:45 PM CDT 18-Apr-2014. Flood Stage is 32 ft
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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

Historical 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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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

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 32 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
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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