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Bird Creek near Owasso Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 4.37 ft at 9:00PM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 9:30PM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 10:00PM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 10:30PM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 11:00PM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 11:30PM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 12:00AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 12:30AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 1:00AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 1:30AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 2:00AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 2:30AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 3:00AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 3:30AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 4:00AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 4:30AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 5:00AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 5:30AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 6:00AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.36 ft at 6:30AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.36 ft at 7:00AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 7:30AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 8:00AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 8:30AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 9:00AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 9:30AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 10:00AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.38 ft at 10:30AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 11:00AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.36 ft at 11:30AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 12:00PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.36 ft at 12:30PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 1:00PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 1:30PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 2:00PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.36 ft at 2:30PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 3:00PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 3:30PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 4:00PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.38 ft at 4:30PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.38 ft at 5:00PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.39 ft at 5:30PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.39 ft at 6:00PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.39 ft at 6:30PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.4 ft at 7:00PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.4 ft at 7:30PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.4 ft at 8:00PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 8:30PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 9:00PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 9:30PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 10:00PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 10:30PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 11:00PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 11:30PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 4.43 ft at 12:00AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 4.43 ft at 12:30AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 4.43 ft at 1:00AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 4.44 ft at 1:30AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 4.44 ft at 2:00AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 4.44 ft at 2:30AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 4.45 ft at 3:00AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 4.45 ft at 3:30AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 4.45 ft at 4:00AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 4.45 ft at 4:30AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 4.45 ft at 5:00AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 4.45 ft at 5:30AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 4.46 ft at 6:00AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 4.46 ft at 6:30AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 4.46 ft at 7:00AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 4.46 ft at 7:30AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 4.46 ft at 8:00AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 4.46 ft at 8:30AM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 9:00AM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 9:30AM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 10:00AM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 10:30AM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 11:00AM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 11:30AM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 12:00PM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 12:30PM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 1:00PM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 1:30PM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 2:00PM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 2:30PM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 3:00PM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 3:30PM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 4:00PM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 4:30PM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 5:00PM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 5:30PM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 6:00PM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 6:30PM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 7:00PM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 7:30PM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 8:00PM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 8:30PM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 9:00PM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 9:30PM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 10:00PM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 10:30PM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 11:00PM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 11:30PM Dec 10, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 12:00AM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 12:30AM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 1:00AM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 1:30AM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 2:00AM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 2:30AM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 3:00AM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 3:30AM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 4:00AM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 4:30AM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 5:00AM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 5:30AM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 6:00AM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 6:30AM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 7:00AM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 7:30AM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 8:00AM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 8:30AM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 9:00AM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 9:30AM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 10:00AM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 11:30AM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 12:00PM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 12:30PM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 1:00PM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 1:30PM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 2:00PM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 2:30PM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 3:00PM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 3:30PM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 4:00PM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 4:30PM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 5:00PM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 5:30PM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 6:00PM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 4.46 ft at 6:30PM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 7:00PM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 4.46 ft at 7:30PM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 8:00PM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 8:30PM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 4.46 ft at 9:00PM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 4.46 ft at 9:30PM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 10:00PM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 4.46 ft at 10:30PM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 11:00PM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 4.46 ft at 11:30PM Dec 11, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 12:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.46 ft at 12:30AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.46 ft at 1:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.46 ft at 1:30AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.46 ft at 2:00AM Dec 12, 2017Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 2:30AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.46 ft at 3:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.46 ft at 3:30AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.46 ft at 4:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.46 ft at 4:30AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.46 ft at 5:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.46 ft at 5:30AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.46 ft at 6:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.45 ft at 6:30AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.45 ft at 7:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.45 ft at 7:30AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.45 ft at 8:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.44 ft at 8:30AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.44 ft at 9:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.44 ft at 9:30AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.43 ft at 10:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.43 ft at 10:30AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.43 ft at 11:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.43 ft at 11:30AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 12:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 12:30PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 1:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 1:30PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 2:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.4 ft at 2:30PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 3:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.4 ft at 3:30PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.4 ft at 4:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.39 ft at 4:30PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.39 ft at 5:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.39 ft at 5:30PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.39 ft at 6:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.38 ft at 6:30PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.38 ft at 7:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.38 ft at 7:30PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.38 ft at 8:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 8:30PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 9:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 9:30PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 10:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 10:30PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.36 ft at 11:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.36 ft at 11:30PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 4.36 ft at 12:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.36 ft at 12:30AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.36 ft at 1:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.36 ft at 1:30AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 2:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 2:30AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 3:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 3:30AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 4:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 4:30AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 5:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 5:30AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 6:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 6:30AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 7:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 7:30AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 8:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 8:30AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 9:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 9:30AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 10:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 10:30AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 11:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 11:30AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 12:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 12:30PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 1:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 1:30PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 2:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 2:30PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 3:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 3:30PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 4:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 4:30PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 5:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 5:30PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 6:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 6:30PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 7:00PM Dec 13, 2017USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesOWSO2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:36PM Dec 13, 2017)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.34 ft at 7:00 PM CST 13-Dec-2017. 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 30 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Bird Creek near Owasso 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: 17
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 34.00 ft on 10/25/1908
(2) 31.50 ft on 05/23/1943 (P)
(3) 30.50 ft on 10/04/1959 (P)
(4) 29.50 ft on 03/12/1974 (P)
(5) 28.50 ft on 04/15/1927
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.86 ft on 05/20/2017 (P)
(2) 16.81 ft on 05/13/2017
(3) 20.74 ft on 04/30/2017 (P)
(4) 17.49 ft on 04/22/2017 (P)
(5) 23.51 ft on 12/28/2015 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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29 disasterous flooding occurs between north Tulsa and Catoosa. Many homes are severely flooded.
28 disasterous flooding occurs on Bird Creek between north Tulsa and Catoosa. Impacts are comparable to the flooding which occurred on October 1, 1986. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.
27 disastrous flooding extends along Bird Creek from north Tulsa to near Catoosa. Suburban homes between Owasso and north Tulsa are severely flooded. This flood is comparable to the flooding which occurred on May 11, 1993. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.
26 very severe flooding occurs. Some suburban homes between north Tulsa and Owasso are flooded. Mingo Road is flooded. The Oxley Nature Center at Mohawk Park is flooded. Levees which had protected some agricultural or suburban property may be breached. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.
25 severe flooding occurs in suburban areas between Owasso and northeast Tulsa. Mingo Road is closed. The Oxley Nature Center building at Mohawk Park is flooded. Some suburban homes may be isolated. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.
24 serious overflows along Bird Creek reach into suburban areas south of Owasso. Mingo Road and several roads southwest of Owasso and in the Mohawk Park area are closed. Flood waters will threaten the Oxley Nature Center. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.
23 extensive flooding occurs in Mohawk Park with access roads covered by high water. Mingo Road between 56th Street North and 76th Street North is closed due to high water. Flood waters may threaten the Oxley Nature Center.
22 extensive flooding of Mohawk Park occurs with access roads impassable. Mingo Road between 56th Street North and 76th Street North is covered by high water.
21 widespread flooding occurs in Mohawk Park with access roads flooded near the Oxley Nature Center. Mingo Road near 66th Street may be flooded. 56th Street North near Mingo Road becomes impassable.
20 moderate flooding occurs near 56th Street North near Mingo Road. Mingo Road near 66th Street North may become impassable. Access roads near the Oxley Nature Center at Mohawk Park may be flooded.
19 minor flooding occurs near Mohawk Park. 56th Street North may be impassable near Mingo Road.
18 minor flooding occurs at Mohawk Park and along 56th Street North near Mingo Road.
17 faster flows are expected along the river but no flooding occurs. Interests near the river and near Mohawk Park should continue to monitor later forecasts.
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Latitude: 36.248333° N, Longitude: 95.866944° 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)
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 29 560.17 ft 578.17 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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In concurrence with the USGS, COE, and local government officials, the flood stage was changed from 19 feet to 18 feet on October 31 2006. This change will more accurately reflect when flooding begins.
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