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Cimarron River near Ripley Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 8.16 ft at 8:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 9:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 8.07 ft at 10:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 8.08 ft at 11:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 8.16 ft at 12:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 8.16 ft at 1:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 2:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 3:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 4:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 5:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 6:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 7:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 8:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 9:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 10:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 11:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 12:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 8.16 ft at 1:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 8.16 ft at 2:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 8.17 ft at 3:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 8.17 ft at 4:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 8.17 ft at 5:00AM Dec 13, 2017Highest Observation: 8.18 ft at 6:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 8.17 ft at 7:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 8.17 ft at 8:00AM Dec 13, 2017Highest Observation: 8.18 ft at 9:00AM Dec 13, 2017Highest Observation: 8.18 ft at 10:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 8.11 ft at 11:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 8.11 ft at 12:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 8.1 ft at 1:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 8.11 ft at 2:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 8.17 ft at 3:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 8.17 ft at 4:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 8.16 ft at 5:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 8.16 ft at 6:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 8.16 ft at 7:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 8.17 ft at 8:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 8.16 ft at 9:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 8.16 ft at 10:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 8.16 ft at 11:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 8.16 ft at 12:00AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 8.16 ft at 1:00AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 8.17 ft at 2:00AM Dec 14, 2017Highest Observation: 8.18 ft at 3:00AM Dec 14, 2017Highest Observation: 8.18 ft at 4:00AM Dec 14, 2017Highest Observation: 8.18 ft at 5:00AM Dec 14, 2017Highest Observation: 8.18 ft at 6:00AM Dec 14, 2017Highest Observation: 8.18 ft at 7:00AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 8.17 ft at 8:00AM Dec 14, 2017Highest Observation: 8.18 ft at 9:00AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 8.1 ft at 10:00AM Dec 14, 2017Highest Observation: 8.18 ft at 11:00AM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 8.09 ft at 12:00PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 1:00PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 8.08 ft at 2:00PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 8.09 ft at 3:00PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 4:00PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 5:00PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 6:00PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 7:00PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 8:00PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 9:00PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 10:00PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 11:00PM Dec 14, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 12:00AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 8.16 ft at 1:00AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 8.17 ft at 2:00AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 8.16 ft at 3:00AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 8.17 ft at 4:00AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 8.16 ft at 5:00AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 8.17 ft at 6:00AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 8.17 ft at 7:00AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 8.16 ft at 8:00AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 8.16 ft at 9:00AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 10:00AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 11:00AM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 12:00PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 1:00PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 2:00PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 8.14 ft at 3:00PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 8.14 ft at 4:00PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 8.14 ft at 5:00PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 8.14 ft at 6:00PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 7:00PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 8.14 ft at 8:00PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 8.14 ft at 9:00PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 8.14 ft at 10:00PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 8.14 ft at 11:00PM Dec 15, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 12:00AM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 1:00AM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 2:00AM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 3:00AM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 8.08 ft at 4:00AM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 8.08 ft at 5:00AM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 8.08 ft at 6:00AM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 7:00AM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 8.13 ft at 8:00AM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 8.07 ft at 9:00AM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 8.08 ft at 10:00AM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 8.07 ft at 11:00AM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 8.06 ft at 12:00PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 8.03 ft at 1:00PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 8.05 ft at 2:00PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 8.06 ft at 3:00PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 8.02 ft at 4:00PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 8.12 ft at 5:00PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 8.12 ft at 6:00PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 8.07 ft at 7:00PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 8.08 ft at 8:00PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 8.11 ft at 9:00PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 8.1 ft at 10:00PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 8.14 ft at 11:00PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 8.15 ft at 12:00AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 8.13 ft at 1:00AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 8.16 ft at 2:00AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 8.14 ft at 3:00AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 8.09 ft at 4:00AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 8.16 ft at 5:00AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 8.16 ft at 6:00AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 8.16 ft at 7:00AM Dec 17, 2017USGS--Water Resources for the United StatesRIPO2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:46AM Dec 17, 2017)ObservedLatest observed value: 8.16 ft at 7:00 AM CST 17-Dec-2017. Flood Stage is 17 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 30 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Cimarron River near Ripley 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: 22
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 28.36 ft on 05/10/1993
(2) 25.23 ft on 06/10/1995
(3) 24.06 ft on 05/26/2015
(4) 23.04 ft on 03/06/2004
(5) 22.87 ft on 11/02/1998
(6) 22.58 ft on 06/30/2007
(7) 22.29 ft on 05/04/1993
(8) 22.10 ft on 04/26/1999
(9) 21.71 ft on 03/18/1998
(10) 21.43 ft on 03/11/1990
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.09 ft on 05/29/2015
(2) 24.06 ft on 05/26/2015
(3) 16.27 ft on 05/07/2015
(4) 17.95 ft on 08/01/2013
(5) 16.68 ft on 07/28/2013
(6) 19.12 ft on 06/02/2013
(7) 16.05 ft on 05/31/2013
(8) 17.46 ft on 06/16/2010
(9) 18.57 ft on 05/21/2010
(10) 16.04 ft on 10/10/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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29 The Cimarron River valley in Payne County could suffer worse damages than from the great floods in October of 1986 and May 1957 and surpass levels seen in the May 1993 flood. Flood depths up to 12 feet devastate rural lands... oil fields... and other properties... Overflows continue... from many hours before to many hours after the crest passes Ripley.
28 The Cimarron River valley in Payne County could suffer worse damages than from the great floods in October of 1986 and May 1957 and approach levels seen in the May 1993 flood. 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 Ripley.
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 Ripley.
26 The Cimarron River valley in Payne County experiences water levels higher than the great floods of May 1957... October 1986... and June 1995. Flood depths up to 9 feet inundate rural areas... from many hours before to many hours after the crest passes Ripley.
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. The flooding also apprroaches depths seen in the great floods of October 1986 and June 1995. Rural lands and roads located near the river banks are inundated... from many hours before to many hours after the crest passes Ripley.
24 The Cimarron River valley in Payne County is covered by flood depths near 7 feet... and the flooding surpasses water levels seen during the floods of November 1998 and March 2004. Rural lands and roads located near the river banks are inundated... from many hours before to many hours after the crest passes Ripley.
23 The Cimarron River valley in Payne County is covered by flood depths averaging 6 feet... with very hazardous currents. Floodwaters approach level seen in March 2004... and 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 Ripley.
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 Ripley.
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 Ripley.
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 Ripley.
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 Places along the Cimarron River valley in Payne County are briefly flooded to depths of about a foot. Agricultural lands and oil wells located near the river banks are inundated or cut off by water in side channels.
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 river valley.
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.
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 river valley.
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Latitude: 35.985800° N, Longitude: 96.911900° 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 29 795.86 ft 812.86 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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