Canadian River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Canadian River Levels

September 21 2023

5,793 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
+144.33 cfs (+5.2%) since yesterday
117.1% of Normal 10 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Canadian River was last observed at 2,921 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 5,793 acre-ft of water today; about 117% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 2,494 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2015-05-26 when daily discharge volume was observed at 317,535 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Canadian River Near Whitefield reporting a streamflow rate of 2,010 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Canadian River At Norman with a gauge stage of 85.9 ft. This river is monitored from 10 different streamgauging stations along the Canadian River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 5,648 ft, the Canadian River Near Taylor Springs.

Last Updated 2023-09-21
Streamflow 2,920.56 cfs
Percent of Normal 117.1%
Maximum 317,535.0 cfs

About the canadian river

The Canadian River is a major river in the southern Great Plains of North America, flowing eastward from Colorado and New Mexico into Texas and Oklahoma. The river is approximately 906 miles long and was named by Spanish explorers after an encounter with indigenous tribes. The Canadian River has been a vital source of water for irrigation and agriculture for centuries. Today, the river provides water for many communities, including the cities of Oklahoma City and Amarillo. Notable reservoirs along the river include Ute Lake, Conchas Lake, and Lake Meredith. The riverside also serves as a popular recreational destination, with opportunities for camping, fishing, and boating. However, the Canadian River has also been subject to drought and water management issues, leading to conflicts over water rights between states and users.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Canadian River Near Taylor Springs
USGS 07211500
0 cfs 3.23 ft -47.73
Canadian River Near Sanchez
USGS 07221500
15 cfs 1.34 ft -13.17
Canadian River At Logan
USGS 07227000
3 cfs 1.05 ft -2.32
Canadian Rv Nr Amarillo
USGS 07227500
122 cfs 1.35 ft -17.57
Canadian Rv Nr Canadian
USGS 07228000
63 cfs 1.4 ft -12.69
Canadian River At Bridgeport
USGS 07228500
45 cfs 8.75 ft -32.29
Canadian River At Norman
USGS 07229050
145 cfs 85.9 ft -40.33
Canadian River At Purcell
USGS 07229200
244 cfs 2.92 ft -28.45
Canadian River At Calvin
USGS 07231500
319 cfs 6.12 ft 2.24
Canadian River Near Whitefield
USGS 07245000
2010 cfs 2.92 ft 22.56

Peak Annual Discharge

Canadian River Maximum Total Discharge

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Canadian River Year Over Year Discharge

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