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Canadian River at Canadian Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCDNT2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (3:00AM Sep 27, 2020)Flood Stage is 8 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Canadian River at Canadian 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: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 20.00 ft on 10/02/1904
(2) 12.00 ft on 10/05/1923
(3) 12.00 ft on 05/02/1914
(4) 11.30 ft on 06/03/1937
(5) 9.84 ft on 05/18/1977
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.53 ft on 05/28/2015
(2) 7.25 ft on 06/23/2014
(3) 9.56 ft on 06/11/1983
(4) 9.84 ft on 05/18/1977
(5) 9.80 ft on 04/15/1973
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.40 ft on 09/01/1981
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20 Major flooding of farm and ranch land. Highway 83 bridge may be impassable due to overflow of highway approaches. Several structures along the north bank at Canadian are flooded.
10 Moderate overbank flooding of farm and ranch land occurs. Flooding of a few buildings along the left (north) bank near the gage is possible.
8 Minor overbank flooding of farm and ranch land occurs. No significant damage expected to occur.
(1) Looking upstream
(2) Looking downstream
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Latitude: 35.935000° N, Longitude: 100.370278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 8 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(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 2301.5 ft 2309.5 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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