Near Canyon in Randall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
High Water Mark
24.0 Feet (21 feet above the low water crossing)
On this day, water from the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River
rose to the level indicated by the red line at this location.
For more information, contact:
National Weather Service Amarillo, TX
Arkansas-Red Basin River Forecast Center
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Erected by Texas Parks & Wildlife.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is May 27, 1978.
Location. 34° 57.963′ N, 101° 40.303′ W. Marker is near Canyon, Texas, in Randall County. Marker is on State Highway Park Road (State Highway 5) 4 miles south of Palo Duro Drive (State Highway 217), on the left when traveling south. Marker is located in Palo Duro Canyon State Park near the Hackberry Campground. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canyon TX 79015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, The Civilian Conservation Corps at Palo Duro Canyon State Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Old JA Ranch (approx. 2.1 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Battle of Palo Duro Canyon (approx. 3.2 miles away); St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery (approx. 8.1 miles away); Palisades State Park Concession Building (approx. 10.4 miles away); a different marker also named Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 14 miles away).
Also see . . . May 1978: Canyon, Texas, and Palo Duro Canyon Flood. Without competition from a line of storms for moisture, these two cells evolved into enormous cell storms. The easternmost of these bore down on Canyon around 7 p.m. As the storms slowed, intense rains poured down near Canyon between 6:30 and 8 p.m. Outside of canyon, Texas, two small creeks join to form the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River, which has helped to carve the spectacular Palo Duro Canyon. At 6:56 p.m. a tornado was sighted southwest of Canyon. At 7:24 p.m. 90-mph winds were clocked two miles southwest of Canyon. At 7:38 p.m. a funnel cloud was spotted east of Canyon. Near Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge a motorist reported that golf-ball-size hail battered his car and broke its windshield. (Submitted on May 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.