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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)

 
 
Palo Duro Canyon Flood of May 27, 1978 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 25, 2018
1. Palo Duro Canyon Flood of May 27, 1978 Marker
Inscription.
May 27, 1978

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
www.srh.noaa.gov.ama
Arkansas-Red Basin River Forecast Center
www.srh.noaa.gov/abrfc
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/palo_duro

 
Erected by Texas Parks & Wildlife.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is located in Palo Duro Canyon State Park near the Hackberry Campground. Marker is in this post office area: Canyon TX 79015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Civilian Conservation Corps at Palo Duro Canyon State Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Old JA Ranch (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Battle of Palo Duro Canyon
Palo Duro Canyon Flood of May 27, 1978 Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 25, 2018
2. Palo Duro Canyon Flood of May 27, 1978 Marker (tall view)
(approx. 3.2 miles away); St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery (approx. 8.1 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.) 
 
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Palo Duro Canyon Flood of May 27, 1978 Marker (<i>wide view; marker on left side of highway</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 25, 2018
3. Palo Duro Canyon Flood of May 27, 1978 Marker (wide view; marker on left side of highway)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. 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.
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