River Levels Streamgages Weather

Total streamflow across the North Canadian River was last observed at 568 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,126 acre-ft of water today; about 29% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,945 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-05-23 when daily discharge volume was observed at 83,189 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the North Canadian River At Shawnee reporting a streamflow rate of 280 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the North Canadian River, with a gauge stage of 10.07 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 11 different streamgauging stations along the North Canadian River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,851 ft, the North Canadian River At Woodward.

The North Canadian River is a river in the central United States that flows through Oklahoma. The river is approximately 470 miles long and has a drainage area of over 17,000 square miles. The river was historically used by Native American tribes for transportation and trade. In the early 20th century, several reservoirs and dams were built along the river, including Lake Overholser and Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City. These reservoirs provide drinking water and recreational opportunities for residents of the area. The river is also used for agricultural purposes, with irrigation systems drawing water from the river to irrigate crops. Overall, the North Canadian River is an important resource for the region, providing water for drinking, irrigation, and recreation.

July 20, 2024







Last Updated 2024-07-20
Discharge Volume 1,126 ACRE-FT
Streamflow 567.9 cfs
+153.7 cfs (+37.11%)
Percent of Normal 29.2%
Maximum 83,189.0 cfs
Seasonal Avg 1,945 cfs
Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
North Canadian River At Woodward
USGS 07237500
62 cfs 3.26 ft 11.01
North Canadian River Near Seiling
USGS 07238000
56 cfs 4.73 ft -27.76
North Canadian River Blw Weavers Ck Nr Watonga
USGS 07239300
6 cfs 7.21 ft -8.13
North Canadian River Near Calumet
USGS 07239450
12 cfs 3.3 ft 0
North Canadian River Near El Reno
USGS 07239500
20 cfs 2.75 ft 0
North Canadian River Near Yukon
USGS 07239700
20 cfs 0.88 ft -22.69
North Canadian River Blw Lk Overholser Nr Okc
USGS 07241000
6 cfs 3.65 ft -26.81
North Canadian River At Britton Rd At Okc
USGS 07241520
20 cfs 4.8 ft -47.47
North Canadian River Near Harrah
USGS 07241550
69 cfs 3.21 ft -18.06
North Canadian River At Shawnee
USGS 07241800
280 cfs 10.07 ft 141.38
North Canadian River Near Wetumka
USGS 07242000
157 cfs 5.3 ft -4.85

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The North Canadian River is a tributary of the Canadian River, approximately 441 miles (710 km) long, that flows through New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma in the United States.
A seven-mile portion of the river flowing through Oklahoma City was renamed the Oklahoma River in 2004.

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