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Cimarron River near Buffalo Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 3.64 ft at 4:00PM May 09, 2021Observed: 3.64 ft at 4:30PM May 09, 2021Observed: 3.64 ft at 5:00PM May 09, 2021Observed: 3.64 ft at 5:30PM May 09, 2021Observed: 3.63 ft at 6:00PM May 09, 2021Observed: 3.63 ft at 6:30PM May 09, 2021Observed: 3.63 ft at 7:00PM May 09, 2021Observed: 3.63 ft at 7:30PM May 09, 2021Observed: 3.62 ft at 8:00PM May 09, 2021Observed: 3.65 ft at 8:30PM May 09, 2021Observed: 3.62 ft at 9:00PM May 09, 2021Observed: 3.62 ft at 9:30PM May 09, 2021Observed: 3.61 ft at 10:00PM May 09, 2021Observed: 3.62 ft at 10:30PM May 09, 2021Observed: 3.63 ft at 11:00PM May 09, 2021Observed: 3.61 ft at 11:30PM May 09, 2021Observed: 3.63 ft at 12:00AM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.6 ft at 12:30AM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.61 ft at 1:00AM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.63 ft at 1:30AM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.61 ft at 2:00AM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.62 ft at 2:30AM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.61 ft at 3:00AM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.62 ft at 3:30AM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.62 ft at 4:00AM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.62 ft at 4:30AM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.61 ft at 5:00AM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.61 ft at 5:30AM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.64 ft at 6:00AM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.63 ft at 6:30AM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.64 ft at 7:00AM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.64 ft at 7:30AM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.64 ft at 8:00AM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.65 ft at 8:30AM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.65 ft at 9:00AM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.65 ft at 9:30AM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.65 ft at 10:00AM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.65 ft at 10:30AM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 11:00AM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 11:30AM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 12:00PM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 12:30PM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 1:00PM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 1:30PM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 2:00PM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 2:30PM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 3:00PM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 3:30PM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 4:00PM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 4:30PM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 5:00PM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 5:30PM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 6:00PM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.71 ft at 6:30PM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.73 ft at 7:00PM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.78 ft at 7:30PM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.8 ft at 8:00PM May 10, 2021Highest Observation: 3.82 ft at 8:30PM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.8 ft at 9:00PM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.8 ft at 9:30PM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.79 ft at 10:00PM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.81 ft at 10:30PM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.8 ft at 11:00PM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.79 ft at 11:30PM May 10, 2021Observed: 3.77 ft at 12:00AM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.77 ft at 12:30AM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.74 ft at 1:00AM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.73 ft at 1:30AM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.74 ft at 2:00AM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.72 ft at 2:30AM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.71 ft at 3:00AM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.7 ft at 3:30AM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.7 ft at 4:00AM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 4:30AM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.7 ft at 5:00AM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 5:30AM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 6:00AM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 6:30AM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.7 ft at 7:00AM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 7:30AM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 8:00AM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 8:30AM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 9:00AM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 9:30AM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 10:00AM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 10:30AM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 11:00AM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 11:30AM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 12:00PM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 12:30PM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 1:00PM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 1:30PM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 2:00PM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 2:30PM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 3:00PM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 3:30PM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 4:00PM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 4:30PM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 5:00PM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 5:30PM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 6:00PM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 6:30PM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 7:00PM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 7:30PM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 8:00PM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 8:30PM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 9:00PM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 9:30PM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 10:00PM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 10:30PM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 11:00PM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 11:30PM May 11, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 12:00AM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 12:30AM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 1:00AM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 1:30AM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 2:00AM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 2:30AM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 3:00AM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 3:30AM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 4:00AM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 4:30AM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 5:00AM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 5:30AM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 6:00AM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 6:30AM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.7 ft at 7:00AM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 7:30AM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 8:00AM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 8:30AM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 9:00AM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 9:30AM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 10:00AM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 10:30AM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 11:00AM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 11:30AM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 12:00PM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 12:30PM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 1:00PM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 1:30PM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.71 ft at 2:00PM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 2:30PM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.71 ft at 3:00PM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 3:30PM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 4:00PM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.71 ft at 4:30PM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.7 ft at 5:00PM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.71 ft at 5:30PM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.71 ft at 6:00PM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 6:30PM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.7 ft at 7:00PM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.7 ft at 7:30PM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.71 ft at 8:00PM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 8:30PM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.7 ft at 9:00PM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 9:30PM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 10:00PM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.71 ft at 10:30PM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 11:00PM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 11:30PM May 12, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 12:00AM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 12:30AM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 1:00AM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 1:30AM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 2:00AM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 2:30AM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 3:00AM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 3:30AM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 4:00AM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 4:30AM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 5:00AM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 5:30AM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 6:00AM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 6:30AM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 7:00AM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 7:30AM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 8:00AM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 8:30AM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.7 ft at 9:00AM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.7 ft at 9:30AM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 10:00AM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 10:30AM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 11:00AM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 11:30AM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 12:00PM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.7 ft at 12:30PM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.7 ft at 1:00PM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.7 ft at 1:30PM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 2:00PM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 2:30PM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 3:00PM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 3:30PM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 4:00PM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 4:30PM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 5:00PM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 5:30PM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 6:00PM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.7 ft at 6:30PM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 7:00PM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 7:30PM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 8:00PM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 8:30PM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 9:00PM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 9:30PM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 10:00PM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 10:30PM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 11:00PM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 11:30PM May 13, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 12:00AM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 12:30AM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 1:00AM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 1:30AM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 2:00AM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 2:30AM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 3:00AM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 3:30AM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 4:00AM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 4:30AM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 5:00AM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 5:30AM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 6:00AM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 6:30AM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 7:00AM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 7:30AM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 8:00AM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 8:30AM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 9:00AM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 9:30AM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 10:00AM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 10:30AM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 11:00AM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 11:30AM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.67 ft at 12:00PM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.66 ft at 12:30PM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 1:00PM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 1:30PM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 2:00PM May 14, 2021Observed: 3.68 ft at 2:30PM May 14, 2021USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesBFFO2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (3:46PM May 14, 2021)ObservedLatest observed value: 3.68 ft at 2:30 PM CDT 14-May-2021. Flood Stage is 9 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 Cimarron River near Buffalo 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: 12
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 9.74 ft on 05/09/2019
(2) 9.09 ft on 05/27/2019
(3) 9.04 ft on 05/27/1987
(4) 8.82 ft on 04/24/1987
(5) 8.71 ft on 05/08/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.23 ft on 08/11/2020
(2) 9.09 ft on 05/27/2019
(3) 8.56 ft on 05/22/2019
(4) 9.74 ft on 05/09/2019
(5) 7.69 ft on 07/03/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.
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12 Flood depths up to three feet cover croplands... pastures... and other low-lying areas near the river. Areas affected extend from near the Oklahoma-Kansas state line... downstream to near Freedom. Cattle and other property should be relocated to places which are higher than nearby river banks... to avoid being isolated by deep water in side channels.
11 Flood depths up to two feet cover croplands... pastures... and other low-lying areas near the river. Areas affected extend from near the Oklahoma-Kansas state line... downstream to near Freedom. Cattle and other property should be relocated to places which are higher than nearby river banks... to avoid being isolated by deep water in side channels.
10 Flood depths up to a foot affect croplands... pastures... and other low-lying areas near the river. Areas affected extend from near the Oklahoma-Kansas state line... downstream to near Freedom. Cattle and other property should be relocated to places which are higher than nearby river banks... to avoid being isolated by deep water in side channels.
9 Shallow flooding affects croplands... pastures... and other low-lying areas near the river. Areas affected extend from near the Oklahoma-Kansas state line... downstream to near Freedom. Cattle and other property should be relocated to places which are higher than nearby river banks... to avoid being isolated for several hours by water in side channels.
8 Some inundation of low-lying areas may occur near the river. Areas affected extend from near the Oklahoma-Kansas state line... downstream to near Freedom.
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Latitude: 36.851944° N, Longitude: 99.315000° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 9 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 1599.67 1605.67 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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