05053000 WILD RICE RIVER NEAR ABERCROMBIE, ND


List Of Figures:

Annual mean discharge
Annual flow duration


LOCATION.--Lat 4628'05'', long 9647'00", in NE1/4NE1/4 sec.36, T.135 N., R.49 W., Richland County, Hydrologic Unit 09020105, on right bank 420 ft upstream from bridge on county highway, 0.75 mi upstream from rubble masonry dam which serves as control, 3.2 mi northwest of Abercrombie, and 7 mi downstream from Antelope Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA.--2,080 mi2, of which about 590 mi2 is probably noncontributing.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--April 1932 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in Water-Supply Paper 1308.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and masonry control. Datum of gage is 907.94 ft above sea level. Prior to Dec. 7, 1939, nonrecording gage at site 420 ft downstream at datum 5.0 ft lower. Dec. 7, 1939, to Nov. 24, 1952, nonrecording gage at site 0.75 mi downstream at present datum.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 9,540 ft3/s, Apr. 11, 1969, gage height, 24.58 ft; no flow at times.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood in spring of 1897 reached a stage of 27.5 ft, present site and datum, from floodmarks pointed out by local residents.

Annual mean discharge

Annual mean discharge for 05053000 WILD RICE RIVER NEAR ABERCROMBIE, ND
Post-regulation period, 1958-97
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                              Statistics of monthly and annual mean discharges
                                    [m, more than 1 year of occurrence]
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                  Maximum                  Minimum                              Mean
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                       Water year                 Water year              Standard     Coeffi-    Percentage
 Month     Discharge       of         Discharge       of       Discharge  deviation    cient of   of annual
            (ft3/s)    occurrence      (ft3/s)    occurrence    (ft3/s)     (ft3/s)    variation   discharge
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October      117       1996            0         m               9.70        22.1        2.28       0.76
November     53.4      1996            0         m               7.47        11.9        1.59       0.58
December     18.8      1987            0         m               3.88        5.37        1.39       0.30
January      14.5      1994            0         m               1.61        2.82        1.75       0.13
February     37.6      1984            0         m               2.70        7.08        2.62       0.21
March        1,200     1995            0         m               177         275         1.55       13.9
April        5,510     1997            2.81      1991            578         1,020       1.76       45.3
May          951       1996            1.43      1988            165         241         1.46       12.9
June         929       1962            0.085     1988            116         182         1.57       9.10
July         1,790     1962            0         1961            168         370         2.21       13.1
August       462       1993            0         m               36.3        90.9        2.50       2.85
September    159       1986            0         m               11.4        29.6        2.59       0.89
Annual       560       1997            2.70      1990            106         122         1.15       100

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Annual flow duration, post-regulation period

Annual flow duration for 05053000 WILD RICE RIVER NEAR ABERCROMBIE, ND
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                   Monthly and annual flow duration, in cubic feet per second, post-regulation period
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 Percentage
  of days
 discharge     Jan.    Feb.    March    April    May     June    July     Aug.    Sept.   Oct.    Nov.    Dec.   Annual
 equaled or
  exceeded
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  95           0       0       0        1.40     0.67    0.05    0        0       0       0       0       0       0
  90           0       0       0        6.93     3.19    0.30    0.05     0       0       0       0       0       0
  85           0       0       0        12.7     5.30    0.94    0.15     0       0       0       0       0       0
  80           0       0       0.07     19.3     8.18    2.00    0.48     0       0       0       0       0       0
  75           0       0       0.35     25.9     12.2    4.74    1.00     0.03    0       0       0       0       0.02
  70           0       0       0.53     36.3     18.6    7.70    2.99     0.06    0       0       0       0       0.12
  65           0       0       0.78     56.7     25.7    11.2    5.06     0.12    0       0       0       0       0.28
  60           0       0       1.70     77.3     33.3    15.8    7.24     0.24    0.02    0       0       0.19    0.64
  55           0.18    0.06    4.23     107      41.6    20.2    11.7     0.50    0.10    0.02    0.09    0.86    1.50
  50           0.36    0.16    9.73     137      51.7    27.0    17.1     1.00    0.18    0.06    0.34    1.40    2.99
  45           0.45    0.30    16.5     168      62.9    34.9    22.9     2.00    0.25    0.15    2.30    1.80    5.38
  40           0.70    0.40    22.8     210      78.5    43.6    30.6     4.26    0.49    0.28    4.41    2.30    8.59
  35           1.10    0.55    28.9     258      95.7    55.5    43.4     7.43    0.93    0.94    5.57    3.00    13.8
  30           1.40    0.55    36.8     317      121     72.2    60.8     14.6    1.80    2.30    7.45    4.36    21.5
  25           1.70    0.74    53.9     411      154     96.6    88.7     23.0    4.82    6.28    9.61    5.38    32.7
  20           2.10    1.00    91.0     566      211     137     144      37.7    10.2    11.4    13.9    6.66    52.0
  15           2.70    2.51    170      894      302     195     226      54.4    17.2    20.3    19.1    8.71    91.4
  10           4.84    4.38    426      1,480    417     282     339      85.5    32.0    31.1    24.6    11.6    186
  5            7.18    8.13    1,200    3,000    746     544     1,020    180     58.0    48.3    35.0    18.1    444

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                Probability of annual high discharges, post-regulation period
                                  [ng, statistic not given]
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                                                       Maximum average discharge
                                                               (ft3/s)
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             Recurrence     Maximum
Exceedance    interval   instantaneous  3-day period  7-day period  15-day period  30-day period
probability    (years)      (ft3/s)
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  0.99         1.01         15.6           11.0         8.70          7.14           6.12
  0.95         1.05         63.9           49.0         38.1          28.9           22.4
  0.90         1.11         128            102          79.1          58.1           43.3
  0.80         1.25         282            235          182           130            92.6
  0.50         2            1,100          974          771           533            359
  0.20         5            3,520          3,280        2,700         1,870          1,220
  0.10         10           6,030          5,710        4,830         3,380          2,210
  0.04         25           10,100         9,750        8,520         6,090          4,010
  0.02         50           13,800         13,400       12,000        8,700          5,770
  0.01         100          17,900         17,400       15,900        11,800         7,910
  0.005        200          22,300         21,900       20,400        15,400         10,400
  0.002        500          28,800         ng           ng            ng             ng
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           Annual peak discharge and corresponding gage height, period of record
                                 [--, no data]
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                     Gage     Peak                               Gage     Peak
Water    Date       height  discharge   Water    Date           height  discharge
year                (feet)   (ft3/s)    year                    (feet)   (ft3/s)
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          Annual peak discharge, by year, and corresponding gage height

1933    March 13    4.10     75.0       1966    March 19        18.43    2,850
1934    April 7     2.10     15.0       1967    June 17         14.17    2,050
1935    March 16    10.21    513        1968    April 28        2.53     127
1936    March 22    8.00     415        1969    April 11        24.58    9,540
1937    April 9     8.71     540        1970    June 17         4.18     556
1938    March 17    7.28     318        1971    July 4          4.18     508
1939    March 25    15.17    1,350      1972    March 18        14.69    2,100
1940    April 8     3.20     300        1973    March 17        3.67     426
1941    June 11     3.90     608        1974    April 12        4.73     630
1942    June 10     3.77     579        1975    July 4          19.16    3,500
1943    April 2     21.02    5,500      1976    March 24        6.90     870
1944    July 7      6.58     956        1977    September 27    2.41     91.0
1945    March 19    15.00    2,840      1978    March 30        20.03    4,900
1946    March 24    13.07    2,320      1979    April 15        22.39    6,000
1947    April 12  --         2,450      1980    April 1         12.22    1,800
1948    April 11    4.66     729        1981    April 2         1.69     25.8
1949    April 3     5.60     650        1982    April 1         11.62    1,550
1950    April 3     16.28    2,300      1983    March 19        2.79     265
1951    April 6     11.95    1,890      1984    March 29        16.74    2,970
1952    April 12    20.62    5,400      1985    June 3          9.01     1,210
1953    May 29      14.45    2,500      1986    March 28        14.07    2,210
1954    July 2      5.93     800        1987    March 27        5.34     701
1955    April 1     5.76     550        1988    March 10        2.33     105
1956    April 12    6.17     750        1989    April 7         23.27    7,150
1957    April 19    3.47     408        1990    April 2         2.12     74.0
1958    April 9     3.03     262        1991    July 5          3.72     410
1959    June 17     2.84     222        1992    June 18         8.32     1,000
1960    April 6     5.00     640        1993    April 1         17.52    3,630
1961    March 3     2.20     36.0       1994    July 23         12.83    2,430
1962    July 9      18.38    3,610      1995    March 30        18.18    3,730
1963    June 13     10.21    1,460      1996    May 20          16.18    3,260
1964    April 17    3.65     415        1997    April 16      --         9,470
1965    April 12    16.50    2,820

Annual peak discharge, from highest to lowest, and corresponding gage height

1969    April 11    24.58    9,540      1962    July 9          18.38    3,610
1997    April 16  --         9,470      1975    July 4          19.16    3,500
1989    April 7     23.27    7,150      1996    May 20          16.18    3,260
1979    April 15    22.39    6,000      1984    March 29        16.74    2,970
1943    April 2     21.02    5,500      1966    March 19        18.43    2,850
1952    April 12    20.62    5,400      1945    March 19        15.00    2,840
1978    March 30    20.03    4,900      1965    April 12        16.50    2,820
1995    March 30    18.18    3,730      1953    May 29          14.45    2,500
1993    April 1     17.52    3,630      1947    April 12      --         2,450
1994    July 23     12.83    2,430      1970    June 17         4.18     556
1946    March 24    13.07    2,320      1955    April 1         5.76     550
1950    April 3     16.28    2,300      1937    April 9         8.71     540
1986    March 28    14.07    2,210      1935    March 16        10.21    513
1972    March 18    14.69    2,100      1971    July 4          4.18     508
1967    June 17     14.17    2,050      1973    March 17        3.67     426
1951    April 6     11.95    1,890      1936    March 22        8.00     415
1980    April 1     12.22    1,800      1964    April 17        3.65     415
1982    April 1     11.62    1,550      1991    July 5          3.72     410
1963    June 13     10.21    1,460      1957    April 19        3.47     408
1939    March 25    15.17    1,350      1938    March 17        7.28     318
1985    June 3      9.01     1,210      1940    April 8         3.20     300
1992    June 18     8.32     1,000      1983    March 19        2.79     265
1944    July 7      6.58     956        1958    April 9         3.03     262
1976    March 24    6.90     870        1959    June 17         2.84     222
1954    July 2      5.93     800        1968    April 28        2.53     127
1956    April 12    6.17     750        1988    March 10        2.33     105
1948    April 11    4.66     729        1977    September 27    2.41     91.0
1987    March 27    5.34     701        1933    March 13        4.10     75.0
1949    April 3     5.60     650        1990    April 2         2.12     74.0
1960    April 6     5.00     640        1961    March 3         2.20     36.0
1974    April 12    4.73     630        1981    April 2         1.69     25.8
1941    June 11     3.90     608        1934    April 7         2.10     15.0
1942    June 10     3.77     579

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                             Monthly and annual mean discharges, in cubic feet per second
          [Data were not rounded in accordance with U.S. Geological Survey publication standards; --, no data]
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Year     Oct.     Nov.     Dec.     Jan.     Feb.     March    April    May      June     July     Aug.     Sept.    Annual
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 1932    --       --       --       --       --       --       --       5.80     3.26     0.706    0        0        --
 1933    0        0        0        0        0.429    33.2     14.7     7.48     1.82     0        0        0        4.84
 1934    0        0        0        0        0        0.316    3.71     0.110    1.35     0.355    0        0        .482
 1935    0        0        0        0        0        152.7    20.0     12.7     42.2     20.0     5.00     1.00     21.4
 1936    0        0        0        0        0        80.4     55.6     13.0     0.357    0        0        0        12.5

 1937    0        0        0        0        0        0        117.5    85.1     20.9     18.0     3.89     2.00     20.6
 1938    0        0        0        0        0        86.1     12.6     33.3     9.33     0.361    0        0        12.0
 1939    0        0        0        0        0        223.0    45.8     3.21     23.4     23.4     1.85     0        27.0
 1940    0        0        0        0        0        0        71.6     19.4     2.39     0.003    0        0        7.70
 1941    0        0        0        0        0        79.1     63.5     18.9     78.0     12.2     4.50     9.96     22.2

 1942    7.31     5.64     3.18     0.074    0        15.0     66.4     151.4    299.6    75.9     45.1     100.1    64.1
 1943    110.9    60.4     19.2     6.69     1.83     232.6    1,767    174.2    706.9    353.5    51.5     22.6     290.8
 1944    7.22     11.6     5.75     0.506    0.369    20.7     148.0    168.6    243.4    463.5    134.3    86.1     107.9
 1945    19.6     32.4     12.8     0.890    1.25     1,006    412.5    130.4    157.4    15.8     4.19     2.19     150.8
 1946    2.08     2.62     0.694    0        0        537.5    202.6    27.0     8.21     30.6     2.53     0.120    68.5

 1947    5.27     6.89     2.09     0.961    0.243    52.8     716.9    158.4    74.5     22.1     0.606    0        86.2
 1948    0        0        0        0        0        3.78     217.2    19.6     6.29     5.58     7.16     0.060    21.4
 1949    0        0        0        0        0        32.6     150.3    25.0     7.13     95.0     13.3     0        27.0
 1950    0        0        0        0        0        176.6    812.9    593.8    57.5     7.65     1.73     0        137.8
 1951    0        0        0        0        0        14.6     583.5    41.0     27.1     19.8     0.458    0.957    56.7

 1952    1.59     4.22     9.19     1.19     0.703    0.500    2,352    279.1    22.4     29.4     4.68     0.373    222.6
 1953    0        0.483    1.20     0.726    0.993    95.4     39.7     272.5    321.7    47.5     6.25     0.197    65.8
 1954    0        0        0.068    0.048    0.271    44.2     41.4     31.8     66.0     48.5     0.471    1.54     19.6
 1955    0.268    0.257    0.977    0.194    0.029    23.1     106.4    3.33     1.29     1.93     16.9     0.020    12.8
 1956    0        0        0        0        0        0        195.7    35.8     2.94     0        3.60     0        19.6

 1957    0        0        0        0        0        46.0     95.7     58.0     80.8     47.5     21.6     79.8     35.8
 1958    31.8     27.0     10.4     2.76     3.26     37.5     159.6    74.1     16.1     25.8     0.084    0.030    32.4
 1959    0        0        0        0        0        11.9     6.70     2.93     23.2     4.05     0        0        4.06
 1960    0        0        0        0        0        20.5     206.8    54.0     5.07     2.94     0.087    0        23.9
 1961    0        0        0        0        0        21.1     8.58     10.4     1.03     0        0        0        3.46


 1962    0        0        0        0        0        0        646.8    727.8    929.0    1,787    324.6    16.5     372.0
 1963    6.35     7.64     2.88     0.171    0        43.0     87.0     40.0     453.4    20.3     2.12     0.120    54.8
 1964    0        0        0        0        0        16.4     150.5    92.8     28.6     14.9     1.36     0.673    25.4
 1965    0        0        0        0        0        0        732.3    95.8     109.5    79.0     22.8     3.67     86.3
 1966    12.5     4.29     3.70     1.40     0.229    902.5    333.7    107.5    63.6     59.2     189.7    22.8     143.3

 1967    8.07     17.0     6.15     1.89     0.741    197.9    324.6    197.7    481.0    241.2    29.0     0.584    125.6
 1968    0.011    1.02     1.22     0.405    0.049    19.3     57.8     51.8     26.0     5.35     1.98     2.95     14.0
 1969    7.70     7.31     5.15     0.559    0.299    0.342    3,077    351.6    76.4     60.7     31.0     1.25     298.7
 1970    0.061    0.049    2.07     1.71     1.03     18.1     139.4    51.6     177.7    41.9     0.074    0        36.0
 1971    0        0        0        0        0        105.8    40.0     11.7     17.3     72.9     0.516    8.06     21.6

 1972    2.96     19.5     10.1     2.87     0.687    543.3    281.1    499.4    146.2    50.6     16.1     0.388    132.0
 1973    0        2.95     2.50     2.00     0.782    102.4    25.1     10.5     8.78     9.75     0.011    0.118    13.9
 1974    5.94     3.98     2.38     0.354    0.232    65.3     151.1    61.6     17.7     0.103    0.046    0        25.8
 1975    0        0        0        0        0        0.219    817.8    140.9    378.1    1,144    40.2     3.08     211.1
 1976    9.31     14.1     4.65     2.96     24.6     255.3    176.2    25.9     0.726    0.034    0        0        42.9

 1977    0        0        0        0        0        7.61     20.9     5.15     3.33     3.21     0.151    11.1     4.27
 1978    24.6     9.16     6.08     3.52     2.30     614.4    1,018    146.2    39.8     222.7    45.7     26.7     180.4
 1979    5.10     4.09     2.30     0.701    0.500    0.644    1,931    361.9    41.8     63.9     44.1     2.32     203.4
 1980    0.138    7.69     4.11     1.75     0.741    118.2    282.6    24.7     55.5     0.935    3.46     0.271    41.4
 1981    0.480    0.484    0.955    0.437    3.36     9.67     14.9     2.91     9.21     7.83     1.19     0.002    4.28

 1982    0        0        0        0        0        48.8     359.4    25.2     2.39     26.9     1.07     0        38.4
 1983    8.12     4.75     5.45     0.891    0.655    107.6    36.5     6.17     0.093    17.7     0.863    7.33     16.5
 1984    0.390    0.126    0.025    0.052    37.6     588.0    472.0    64.0     126.0    3.79     1.09     0.001    107.7
 1985    18.8     10.3     5.94     1.76     0.682    204.0    30.1     21.0     198.7    8.98     0.052    3.49     42.1
 1986    0.225    0.033    2.34     1.98     1.16     433.0    884.0    682.3    67.6     22.0     15.6     159.4    189.7

 1987    71.6     37.5     18.8     6.94     6.32     165.3    114.8    41.4     11.5     7.78     0.223    0.005    40.5
 1988    0        0        0        0        0        28.9     11.9     1.43     0.085    4.10     1.14     0        3.99
 1989    0        0        0        0        0        3.66     1808     69.7     37.4     2.09     1.07     0.305    158.2
 1990    0.012    0        0        0        0        8.57     14.9     7.91     0.906    0.023    0        0        2.70
 1991    0        0        0        0        0        7.69     2.81     27.1     12.7     69.2     4.39     9.57     11.3

 1992    0.036    0.010    0.064    0.068    .582     31.0     44.7     23.0     228.2    105.1    25.7     2.20     38.3
 1993    0.020    2.12     0.644    0        2.24     250.1    766.4    114.7    152.7    902.4    462.2    99.3     231.0
 1994    29.5     18.7     18.6     14.5     9.82     621.1    741.7    241.8    34.3     741.6    40.1     12.2     212.1
 1995    22.2     27.5     15.3     7.38     6.92     1,195    717.9    410.9    143.5    646.1    63.0     20.5     275.7
 1996    117.3    53.4     16.9     6.06     2.55     283.5    924.6    950.6    337.0    49.7     10.7     0.412    229.5
 1997    4.85     17.9     6.35     1.10     0.635    1.08     5,510    751.2    188.4    179.5    71.9     41.5     559.6

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