USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
07237500 NORTH CANADIAN RIVER AT WOODWARD, OK
LOCATION - Lat 36°26'12", long 99°16'41" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.30, T.23 N., R.19 W., Woodward County, OK, Hydrologic Unit 11100301, on downstream side of pier of bridge on State Highway 412 (formerly State Highway 15), 275 ft downstream from railroad bridge, 6.0 mi east of Woodward, 7.2 mi upstream from Indian Creek, 27.5 mi downstream from Wolf Creek, and at mile 460.2.
DRAINAGE AREA - 11,883 mi² of which 3,497 mi² probably is noncontributing. from automated delineation using 10-meter National Elevation Dataset digital elevation model data dated 10/01/2006 and Watershed Boundary Dataset dated 10/01/2006, using Albers Equal-Area Projection, North American Datum 1983.
- WSP 1341: Drainage area. WSP 1731: 1951(M). WDR 2012: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1903 to September 1905 (gage heights only), October 1905 to June 1906, October 1938 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1311. Published as Canadian River (North Fork) near Woodward 1903-06. Gage-height records collected in this vicinity since 1919 are contained in reports of National Weather Service.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1831.30 feet above NAVD of 1988. The NAVD of 1988 datum was determined by a Level II GNSS survey (Reference Frame NAD_83(2011) (EPOCH:2010.0000) ITRF2014 (EPOCH:2022.6053) (GEOID18) by USGS on 8/9/2022 and tied to RM-6. Prior to 8/9/2022 the datum of gage was 1,829.95 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to July 1906, nonrecording gage at railway bridge 275 ft upstream at different datum. Oct. 1, 1938 to Oct. 26, 1943, nonrecording gage and Oct. 27, 1943 to July 12, 1951, water-stage recorder, at site 7.8 mi upstream at datum 37.01 ft higher than present datum.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of Oct. 12, 1923, reached a stage of 11.0 ft, site and datum then in use; from reports of National Weather Service.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge for period of record 42,000 ft³/s, Oct. 10, 1946.
Maximum gage height for period of record 9.80 ft, Oct. 10, 1946, site and datum then in use.
No flow has occurred multiple times.
AVERAGE DISCHARGE FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - Water years 1939-78, 194 ft³/s.