Flood Warning: Latest readings show Cottonwood Creek coming down

Update on Sunday, April 30 at 3:45 p.m.

The latest projections show the Cottonwood Creek has crested at Broadway and the water on the west side lowering.

The latest reading on Broadway at 2:30 p.m. showed 28.9 feet, or 1.1 feet below flood stage (30 feet). It shows the river appears to have crested at 33.05 at around noon.

For the Cottonwood Creek on the west side of Guthrie, the projection rose as high as 24.6 feet, which is two feet over flood stage (22 feet). However, the latest calculations show the river coming down. The latest level has 22.1 feet and declining.

The Cimarron River (north of town) is approaching the limit of its banks, which will play a role for the Cottonwood Creek.

The next reading is scheduled for 4 p.m.

Original article on Sunday, April 30 at 9:30 a.m.

With heavy rains throughout the weekend, the Cottonwood Creek came out of its bank on Broadway early Sunday morning and is likely to happen to Guthrie’s west side.

Officials believe minor flooding is likely to occur for the Cottonwood Creek on the west side of the viaduct in Guthrie. Just after 3 a.m. the creek flooded Broadway, at Camp Road, and has been shut down. It is expected to crest sometime early this morning.

A Flood Warning has been issued for the creek.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation and City of Guthrie are now preparing the streets with barricades.

The latest projections has the waters going three feet above the flood stage level of 30 feet on Broadway.

For Guthrie, the creek is expected to go a foot over the flood stage level of 22 feet. It’s predicted to crest between 4 – 6 p.m. on Sunday.

If the numbers proved to be accurate, Noble Ave. is likely to be shut down at the viaduct, but traffic could be rerouted to College Ave.

Stay tuned to this page for any updates


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