Skip Navigation Link weather.gov  
NOAA logo - Click to go to the NOAA homepage National Weather Service NWS logo - Click to go to the NWS homepage
Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service
Image background of Navigation bar Left
Bookmark and Share Navigation Bar End Cap

  
 
Hydrograph River at a Glance Download
Cimarron River near Perkins Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)PRKO2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (1:46AM Sep 26, 2018)Flood Stage is 17 ft
Printable Image
About this graph
Tabular Data (UTC)
Tabular Data (CDT)
XML Data
RSS Files
Datum: Not Available
Metadata
NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 18 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Cimarron River near Perkins are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

Return to Area Map
Upstream Gauge - near Guthrie Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Ripley
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 22
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 26.75 ft on 10/04/1986
(2) 24.53 ft on 05/17/1957
(3) 23.00 ft on 06/21/1935
(4) 22.20 ft on 03/11/1990
(5) 22.03 ft on 05/19/1982
Show More Historic Crests

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.40 ft on 06/10/2008
(2) 17.93 ft on 08/20/2007
(3) 18.35 ft on 07/14/2007
(4) 18.80 ft on 06/30/2007
(5) 17.45 ft on 06/21/2007
Show More Recent Crests

(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.

Zoom Level:16
KML Image
Gauge LocationGauge Map Marker
Disclaimer
Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
Flood Impacts & Photos Collapse
If you notice any errors in the below information, please contact our Webmaster
28 The Cimarron River valley in Payne County could suffer worse damages than from the great floods in October of 1986 and May 1957. Flood depths up to 11 feet devastate rural lands... oil fields... and other properties... Overflows continue... from many hours before to many hours after the crest passes Perkins. Floodwaters close U.S. Highway 177 south of Perkins.
27 The Cimarron River valley in Payne County could suffer worse damages than from the great floods in October 1986 and May 1957. Flood depths up to 10 feet devastate rural lands... oil fields... and other properties. Overflows continue from many hours before to many hours after the crest passes Perkins. Floodwaters close U.S. Highway 177 south of Perkins.
26 The Cimarron River valley in Payne County experiences water levels within a foot of the great flood of October 1986... and higher than the flood in May 1957... when the railroad line was destroyed between Guthrie and Perkins. Flood depths up to 9 feet inundate rural areas... from many hours before to many hours after the crest passes Perkins. Floodwaters close U.S. Highway 177 south of Perkins.
25 The Cimarron River valley in Payne County is covered by flood depths averaging 8 feet... worse than the flooding which occurred in May 1957... which destroyed the railroad line between Guthrie and Perkins. Rural lands and roads located near the river banks are inundated... from many hours before to many hours after the crest passes Perkins. Floodwaters close U.S. Highway 177 south of Perkins.
24 The Cimarron River valley in Payne County is covered by flood depths near 7 feet... nearly like the flood in May 1957... which destroyed the railroad line between Guthrie and Perkins. Rural lands and roads located near the river banks are inundated... from many hours before to many hours after the crest passes Perkins. Floodwaters close U.S. Highway 177 south of Perkins.
23 The Cimarron River valley in Payne County is covered by flood depths averaging 6 feet... with very hazardous currents. Agricultural lands... oil wells... and water wells located near the river banks are inundated... from many hours before to many hours after the crest passes Perkins. High water closes U.S. Highway 177 south of Perkins.
22 The Cimarron River valley in Payne County is covered by flood depths averaging 5 feet... with very hazardous currents. Agricultural lands... oil wells... and water wells located near the river banks are inundated... from many hours before to many hours after the crest passes Perkins. High water closes U.S. Highway 177 south of Perkins.
21 The Cimarron River valley in Payne County is covered by flood depths averaging 4 feet... with hazardous currents. Agricultural lands... oil wells... and water wells located near the river banks are inundated or cut off... from several hours before to several hours after the crest passes Perkins. High water closes U.S. Highway 177 south of Perkins.
20 The Cimarron River valley in Payne County is covered by flood depths averaging 3 feet... with hazardous currents. Agricultural lands... oil wells... and water wells located near the river banks are inundated or cut off... several hours before and after the crest passes Perkins. Water overtops and may close U.S. Highway 177 south of Perkins.
19.5 Places along the Cimarron River valley in Payne County are covered by flood depths averaging over 2 feet. Agricultural lands... oil wells... and water wells located near the river banks are inundated or cut off... for several hours... by water in side channels. Water overtops the roadway of U.S. Highway 177 south of Perkins... making crossing there hazardous.
19 Places along the Cimarron River valley in Payne County are covered by flood depths averaging 2 feet. Agricultural lands... oil wells... and water wells located near the river banks are inundated or cut off for several hours... by water in side channels.
18.5 Places along the Cimarron River valley in Payne County are briefly flooded. Agricultural lands and oil wells located near the river banks are inundated or cut off by water in side channels.
18 Places along the Cimarron River valley in Payne County are briefly flooded. Agricultural lands and oil wells located near the river banks are inundated or cut off by water in side channels.
17.5 Places along the Cimarron River valley in Payne County are briefly flooded. Agricultural lands and oil wells located near the river banks are isolated by water in cutoff channels along the valley. No major roads are threatened.
17 Places along the Cimarron River valley in Payne County are briefly flooded. Agricultural lands and oil wells located near the channel are isolated by water in cutoff channels along the valley. No major roads are threatened.
16 Expect the Cimarron River to reach bankfull levels through Payne County. Small areas of agricultural land and oil wells located near the channel are isolated by water in cutoff channels along the river valley. No major roads are threatened.
15 Expect the Cimarron River to remain mostly within its banks through Payne County. Small areas of agricultural land and oil wells located near the channel are isolated by water in cutoff channels along the valley. No major roads are river threatened.
About This Location Collapse

Latitude: 35.959200° N, Longitude: 97.032500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 17 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 29 814.88 ft 831.88 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  
Resources Collapse
Hydrologic Resources Additional Resources
Collaborative Agencies Collapse
The National Weather Service prepares its forecasts and other services in collaboration with agencies like the US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Park Service, ALERT Users Group, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many state and local emergency managers across the country. For details, please click here.
NWS Information
National Weather Service
Norman Weather Forecast Office
National Weather Center
120 David L. Boren Blvd.
Suite 2400
Norman, OK 73072
(405) 325-3816
Ask Questions/Webmaster
Page last modified: 21-Dec-2016 10:37 PM
Disclaimer
Credits
Glossary
Privacy Policy
About Us
Career Opportunities