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Cottonwood Creek (OK) at Guthrie Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)GUCO2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (6:46AM Dec 15, 2019)Flood Stage is 22 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 Cottonwood Creek (OK) at Guthrie 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: 27
Moderate Flood Stage: 25
Flood Stage: 22
Action Stage: 20
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 30.00 ft on 10/20/1983
(2) 29.60 ft on 05/09/1993
(3) 29.26 ft on 10/02/1959
(4) 28.58 ft on 05/15/1949
(5) 28.09 ft on 09/21/1965
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 27.40 ft on 05/22/2019
(2) 22.80 ft on 05/09/2019
(3) 23.10 ft on 04/30/2017
(4) 20.00 ft on 04/22/2017
(5) 22.10 ft on 05/25/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

For more information on your flood risk go to www.floodsmart.gov.

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32 People living in south Guthrie west of the creek can evacuate only by routes to the west. Large areas suffer depths of 12 feet or more. Water levels will approach the highest in history of Guthrie when on April 28 1897... at least 20 settlers were drowned along Cottonwood Creek.
31 People living in south Guthrie west of the creek can evacuate only by routes to the west. Large areas in the city will suffer life-threatening currents and flood depths near 11 feet. Rural flood plain areas near Guthrie could see similar depths.
30 People living in south Guthrie west of the creek can evacuate only by routes to the west. Areas west of the railroads could suffer life-threatening currents and flood depths near 10 feet. Rural flood plain areas near Guthrie could see similar depths.
29 People living in south Guthrie west of the creek can evacuate only by routes to the west. Areas in town west of the railroads could suffer life-threatening currents and flood depths near 9 feet. Rural flood plain areas near Guthrie could see similar depths. Floodwaters close 5th Street near the Oklahoma State Highway 33 bridge.
28 People living in south Guthrie west of the creek can evacuate only by routes to the west. Many areas in town west of the railroads could suffer life-threatening currents and flood depths near 8 feet. Rural flood plain areas near Guthrie could see similar depths. Floodwaters close 5th Street near the Oklahoma State Highway 33 bridge.
27 People living in south Guthrie west of the creek can evacuate only by routes to the west. Many areas in town west of the railroads could suffer life-threatening currents and depths near 7 feet. Rural flood plain areas near Guthrie could see similar depths. Floodwaters close 5th Street near the Oklahoma State Highway 33 bridge.
26 Residential and business areas in town could suffer life-threatening currents and flood depths approaching 6 feet. Rural flood plain areas near Guthrie could see similar depths. Floodwaters close 5th Street near the Oklahoma State Highway 33 bridge.
25 Residential and business areas in town could suffer life-threatening currents and flood depths approaching 5 feet. Rural flood plain areas near Guthrie could see similar depths. Floodwaters close 5th Street near the Oklahoma State Highway 33 bridge.
24 Residential and business areas in town could see flood depths approaching 4 feet. Rural flood plain areas near Guthrie could experience similar depths. Floodwaters close 5th Street near the Oklahoma State Highway 33 bridge.
23 Bottomland residences and businesses in town may be flooded as deep as 3 feet. Rural flood plain areas near Guthrie could experience similar depths. Floodwaters close 5th Street near the Oklahoma State Highway 33 bridge.
22 Residences in southwest Guthrie may be flooded or isolated by water in streets. Rural flood plain areas near Guthrie and downstream to the Cimarron River could experience depths up to 2 feet. Floodwaters close 5th Street near the Oklahoma State Highway 33 bridge.
21 Residences in southwest Guthrie may be flooded or isolated by water in streets. Rural flood plain areas near Guthrie and downstream to the Cimarron River could be covered by depths up to a foot or more.
20 Some residences in southwest Guthrie may isolated by water in low-lying streets. Cottonwood Creek reaches bankfull levels or higher in a few places along the rural flood plain downstream to the Cimarron River.
19 The creek remains with its banks downstream to the Cimarron River.
18 The creek remains with its banks downstream to the Cimarron River.
17 The creek remains with its banks downstream to the Cimarron River.
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Latitude: 35.880000° N, Longitude: 97.429400° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 22 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 29 901.73 ft 923.73 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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