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North Canadian River at Woodward Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)WDWO2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (3:31AM Jul 17, 2019)Flood Stage is 10 ft
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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 North Canadian River at Woodward 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: 13
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 15.85 ft on 10/12/1923
(2) 15.40 ft on 05/18/1935
(3) 14.90 ft on 06/10/1923
(4) 14.80 ft on 10/10/1946
(5) 14.40 ft on 10/22/1920
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.38 ft on 06/02/2007
(2) 8.34 ft on 09/26/1996
(3) 12.40 ft on 05/22/1989
(4) 10.10 ft on 05/18/1979
(5) 9.78 ft on 06/02/1978
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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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17 Very serious flooding of mobile and suburban homes occurs at the northern edge of Woodward. In addition... flooding affects croplands... pastures... oil and gas wells... and rural roads... extending along the river from southern Harper County east of Laverne... to central Woodward County. Flooding affects areas in Harper County several hours before the crest reaches the Woodward vicinity. Property should be moved to places 7 feet higher than nearby river banks to avoid being stranded for several hours.
16 Serious flooding of mobile and suburban homes occurs at the northern edge of Woodward. In addition... flooding affects croplands... pastures... oil and gas wells... and rural roads... extending along the river from southern Harper County east of Laverne to central Woodward County. Flooding affects areas in Harper County several hours before the crest reaches the Woodward vicinity. Property should be moved to places 6 feet higher than nearby river banks to avoid being stranded for several hours.
15 Serious flooding or isolation of mobile and suburban homes occurs at the northern edge of Woodward. In addition... flooding affects croplands... pastures... oil and gas wells... and rural roads... extending along the river from southern Harper County east of Laverne to mid Woodward County. Flooding affects areas in Harper County several hours before the crest reaches the Woodward vicinity. Property should be moved to places 5 feet higher than nearby river banks to avoid being stranded for several hours.
14 Shallow flooding or isolation of mobile and suburban homes occurs at the northern edge of Woodward. In addition... flooding affects croplands... pastures... oil wells... and rural roads... extending along the river from southern Harper County east of Laverne... to central Woodward County. Flooding affects areas in Harper County several hours before the crest reaches the Woodward vicinity. Property should be moved to places 4 feet higher than nearby river banks to avoid being stranded for several hours.
13 Shallow flooding or isolation of mobile and suburban homes occurs at the northern edge of Woodward. Deeper flooding affects croplands... pastures... oil and gas wells... and rural roads... and extend along the river from southern Harper County east of Laverne... to central Woodward County. Flooding affects areas in Harper County several hours before the crest reaches the Woodward vicinity. Property should be moved to places 3 feet higher than nearby river banks to avoid being stranded for several hours.
12 Flooding of croplands... pastures... oil and gas wells... and rural roads... extends along the river from southern Harper County east of Laverne... to central Woodward County. Shallow depths may approach the edge of Woodward. Flooding affects areas in Harper County several hours before the crest reaches the Woodward vicinity. Cattle and other property should be moved to locations 2 feet higher than nearby river banks to avoid being stranded for hours.
11 Flooding of croplands... pastures... oil and gas wells... and rural roads... extends along the river from southern Harper County east of Laverne... to central Woodward County. Shallow depths may approach the edge of Woodward. Flooding affects areas in Harper County several hours before the crest reaches the Woodward vicinity. Cattle and other property should be moved to locations 1 foot higher than nearby river banks to avoid being stranded for hours.
10 Flooding of croplands... pastures... oil and gas wells... and rural roads... extends along the river from southern Harper County east of Laverne... to central Woodward County. Flooding affects areas in Harper County several hours before the crest reaches the Woodward vicinity. Cattle and other property should be moved to locations higher than nearby river banks to avoid being stranded for hours by high water in side channels.
9 Near bankfull conditions extend along the river from southern Harper County east of Laverne... to central Woodward County. Cattle and other property should be moved to locations higher than nearby river banks to avoid being stranded for hours by high water in side channels.
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Latitude: 36.446100° N, Longitude: 99.390800° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 10 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 1862.44 ft 1872.44 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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