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Washita River at Lindsay Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)LNDO2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (9:01AM Dec 5, 2019)Flood Stage is 18 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 Washita River at Lindsay 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: 24
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 25.60 ft on 05/25/2015
(2) 23.50 ft on 08/23/2007
(3) 22.23 ft on 05/10/1993
(4) 21.60 ft on 06/29/2007
(5) 20.00 ft on 06/27/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.51 ft on 05/29/2015
(2) 25.60 ft on 05/25/2015
(3) 18.10 ft on 05/20/2015
(4) 23.50 ft on 08/23/2007
(5) 19.70 ft on 08/20/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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

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26 Agricultural lands... rural roads... and oilfields from near Lindsay to near Maysville are covered by overflow depths up to 8 feet... with devastating currents. The Washita River isolates Lindsay when the stage rises to 24 feet... blocking State Highway 19 east and west of town. Secions of Lindsay overflow when the stage rises above 20 feet. Near the time of crest... very serious inundation affects most homes and and businesses.
25 Agricultural lands... rural roads... and oilfields from near Lindsay to near Maysville are covered by overflow depths up to 7 feet... with devastating currents. The Washita River isolates Lindsay when the stage rises to 24 feet... blocking State Highway 19 east and west of town. Secions of Lindsay overflow when the stage rises above 20 feet... with widespread inundation of homes and businesses to be seen near the time of crest.
24 Agricultural lands... rural roads... and oilfields from near Lindsay to near Maysville are covered by overflow depths up to 6 feet... with very dangerous currents. The Washita River isolates Lindsay... blocking State Highway 19 east and west of town... with serious overflows to residential and business areas.
23 Agricultural lands... rural roads... and oilfields from near Lindsay to near Maysville are covered by overflow depths up to 5 feet... with dangerous currents. The Washita River floods low-lying business and residential areas in southwest Lindsay.
22 Agricultural lands... rural roads... and oilfields from near Lindsay to near Maysville are covered by overflow depths up to 4 feet... with dangerous currents. The Washita River inundates low-lying residential streets at the outskirts of Lindsay.
21 Agricultural lands... rural roads... and oilfields from near Lindsay to near Maysville will see overflow depths near 3 feet. The Washita River may inundate low-lying streets at the outskirts of Lindsay.
20 Agricultural lands... rural roads... and oilfields from near Lindsay to near Maysville will see overflow depths near 2 feet. The Washita River approaches the outskirts of Lindsay.
19 Agricultural lands... rural roads... and oilfields from near Lindsay to near Maysville are covered by shallow flooding.
18 Agricultural lands and oilfields from near Lindsay to near Maysville are covered by shallow flooding.
17 Near bankfull levels occur along the river from near Lindsay to near Maysville.
16 The river remains wihtin its banks from near Lindsay to near Maysville.
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(1) Looking upstream at the Washita River from the OK State Highway 76 Bridge. Date: 1/25/2018
(2) Looking downstream at the Washita River from the OK State Highway 76 Bridge. Date: 1/25/2018
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Latitude: 34.818100° N, Longitude: 97.598300° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 18 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
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(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 29 947.4 ft 965.4 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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