Cimarron River

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Cimarron River Levels

June 6 2023

30,200 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-3354.0 cfs (-18.05%) since yesterday
214.06% of Normal 12 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Cimarron River was last observed at 15226 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 30200 acre-ft of water today; about 214% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 7113 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 217,928 cfs on 2019-05-22.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Cimarron River Near Ripley reporting a streamflow rate of 6,830 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Cimarron River Near Dover with a gage stage of 12.83 ft. This river is monitored from 12 different streamgauging stations along the Cimarron River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 8,643 ft, the Cimarron River Near Cimarron.

River Summary: The Cimarron River is a 698-mile long river that flows from the northeastern corner of New Mexico through Oklahoma and into Kansas. The river has a rich history, having served as an important trade route for Native American tribes and early American settlers. Today, the river is used for irrigation, with several reservoirs and dams along its course, including the Ute Reservoir and the Conchas Dam. These reservoirs provide water for agricultural purposes and also offer recreational activities such as boating and fishing. Despite its importance to the region, the Cimarron River has experienced periods of drought and pollution, leading to concerns about its long-term sustainability.

Last Updated 2023-06-06
Streamflow 15,226.0 cfs
Percent Normal 214.06%
Maximum 217,928.0 cfs

Area Surface Flows

Streamgauge Streamflow River Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Cimarron River Near Cimarron
USGS 09126000
341 cfs 2.53 ft -5.28
Cimarron River Below Eagle Nest Dam
USGS 07206000
2 cfs 0.27 ft 0
Cimarron River Bl Squaw Creek
USGS 09127000
495 cfs 9.65 ft -2.94
Cimarron River Near Cimarron
USGS 07207000
44 cfs 1.62 ft -7.02
Cimarron River Near Kenton
USGS 07154500
1 cfs 5.82 ft -37.8
Cimarron River Near Forgan
USGS 07156900
69 cfs 3.17 ft -61.08
Cimarron R Near Buttermilk
USGS 07157740
4 cfs 8.96 ft -8.56
Cimarron River Near Buffalo
USGS 07157950
28 cfs 3.55 ft 7.25
Cimarron River Near Waynoka
USGS 07158000
169 cfs 6.15 ft -33.73
Cimarron River Near Dover
USGS 07159100
1950 cfs 12.83 ft -52.9
Cimarron River Near Guthrie
USGS 07160000
5610 cfs 10.01 ft -47.08
Cimarron River Near Ripley
USGS 07161450
6830 cfs 12.74 ft 129.97

Cimarron River Peak Annual Discharge

Cimarron River maximum total discharge

Cimarron River Seasonal Comparison

Year over year discharge

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