05092000 RED RIVER OF THE NORTH AT DRAYTON, ND


List Of Figures:

Annual mean discharge
Annual flow duration
Highest daily mean discharge for period of record
Highest daily mean gage height for peiod of record

LOCATION.--Lat 4834'20'', long 9708'50", in SE1/4SE1/4SE1/4 sec.24, T.159 N., R.51 W., Pembina County, Hydrologic Unit 09020311, on downstream side of bridge on North Dakota State Highway 11, at the North Dakota-Minnesota border, 1.5 mi northeast of Drayton, and at mile 206.7.
DRAINAGE AREA.--34,800 mi2, approximately, includes 3,800 mi2 in closed basins.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--April 1936 to June 1937, April 1941 to current year (fragmentary prior to April 1949).
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and concrete control. Datum of gage is 755.00 ft above sea level (Minnesota highway benchmark). Prior to Nov. 30, 1954, nonrecording gage at site 1.5 mi upstream at datum 1.59 ft higher.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 124,000 ft3/s, Apr. 24, 1997, gage height, 45.55 ft; minimum discharge, 7.7 ft3/s, Oct. 16, 1936, gage height, 1.75 ft.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of April 1897 reached a stage of about 41 ft at site and datum in use prior to Nov. 30, 1954.

Annual mean discharge

Annual mean discharge 05092000 RED RIVER OF THE NORTH AT DRAYTON, ND
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                              Statistics of monthly and annual mean discharges
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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      5,190     1995            13.8      1937            1,800       1,350       0.75       3.82
November     5,650     1972            277       1977            1,570       1,070       0.68       3.32
December     3,070     1972            149       1977            1,250       756         0.60       2.65
January      2,060     1966            174       1990            1,100       612         0.56       2.32
February     1,980     1996            201       1977            1,060       558         0.52       2.25
March        15,700    1995            280       1962            2,940       2,990       1.02       6.23
April        54,700    1997            1,280     1981            14,500      11,100      0.77       30.7
May          58,900    1950            938       1977            8,930       10,600      1.19       18.9
June         23,400    1962            399       1936            5,180       4,170       0.80       11.0
July         28,200    1975            118       1936            4,670       4,760       1.02       9.89
August       21,600    1993            50.1      1936            2,400       3,120       1.30       5.07
September    7,910     1993            27.4      1936            1,820       1,440       0.79       3.85
Annual       11,300    1997            536       1977            4,060       2,510       0.62       100

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Annual flow duration

Annual flow duration 05092000 RED RIVER OF THE NORTH AT DRAYTON, ND
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                                      Monthly and annual flow duration, in cubic feet per second
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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           197      226      361       1,160     1,150     787       430       251      290      310      350      228      338
  90           279      326      486       1,670     1,500     1,140     720       415      473      391      437      312      469
  85           366      388      598       2,120     1,760     1,490     1,140     577      558      478      516      394      611
  80           435      461      688       2,540     2,150     1,790     1,500     794      681      582      610      489      759
  75           531      541      839       3,080     2,490     2,030     1,800     938      814      722      694      595      920
  70           618      605      1,010     3,890     2,800     2,290     2,080     1,040    930      832      771      705      1,090
  65           738      718      1,190     4,770     3,150     2,590     2,380     1,150    1,040    925      845      787      1,260
  60           805      810      1,320     5,720     3,460     2,960     2,640     1,300    1,150    1,020    967      869      1,430
  55           917      975      1,440     6,960     3,800     3,360     2,900     1,450    1,270    1,190    1,140    1,030    1,600
  50           1,140    1,110    1,570     8,740     4,300     3,710     3,200     1,610    1,420    1,380    1,350    1,170    1,780
  45           1,300    1,220    1,710     11,100    4,890     4,130     3,510     1,830    1,580    1,560    1,530    1,310    1,960
  40           1,360    1,390    1,850     13,400    5,850     4,570     3,870     2,070    1,790    1,740    1,700    1,480    2,200
  35           1,430    1,440    2,010     16,000    7,110     5,030     4,230     2,280    2,000    1,920    1,880    1,610    2,490
  30           1,530    1,480    2,170     18,900    8,540     5,650     4,690     2,510    2,170    2,160    2,020    1,720    2,860
  25           1,610    1,550    2,360     21,600    10,100    6,420     5,200     2,770    2,340    2,440    2,170    1,840    3,470
  20           1,680    1,630    2,650     24,200    12,700    7,440     6,050     3,050    2,560    3,030    2,330    1,990    4,370
  15           1,830    1,730    3,780     27,700    16,500    8,970     7,330     3,490    2,820    3,470    2,600    2,140    5,870
  10           1,950    1,810    7,080     32,500    22,100    11,200    9,960     4,180    3,350    3,990    2,960    2,320    8,940
  5            2,040    1,890    12,700    45,300    32,800    15,000    15,700    6,370    4,880    4,670    3,610    2,530    18,100

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                            Probability of annual high discharges
                                  [ng, statistic not given]
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                                                       Maximum average discharge
                                                               (ft3/s)1
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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)2
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  0.99         1.01         2,580           2,550       2,300         1,810          1,360
  0.95         1.05         4,570           34,460      34,200        3,880          2,920
  0.90         1.11         6,180           36,100      36,000        5,670          4,290
  0.80         1.25         8,890           38,850      38,800        38,600         6,690
  0.50         2            17,700          317,500     317,000       316,000        14,700
  0.20         5            34,900          334,200     333,900       332,100        29,900
  0.10         10           49,600          349,000     348,200       346,000        41,900
  0.04         25           72,000          370,400     369,000       366,000        58,900
  0.02         50           91,200          390,200     389,600       88,100         72,600
  0.01         100          113,000         3112,000    3110,000      104,000        86,800
  0.005        200          137,000         136,000     131,000       121,000        102,000
  0.002        500          173,000         ng          ng            ng             ng

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1 Statistics computed using period of daily value record 1950-97.
2 From U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, May 2000.
3 Statistical adjustment based on correlation between 3-, 7-, 15-, and 30-consecutive-day periods.

Highest daily mean discharge for period of record

Highest daily mean discharge for period of record 05092000 RED RIVER OF THE NORTH AT DRAYTON, ND

Highest daily mean gage height for period of record

Highest daily mean gage height for peiod of record 05092000 RED RIVER OF THE NORTH AT DRAYTON, ND
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           Annual peak discharge and corresponding gage height, period of record
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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

1897    April        41.00  --           1968    July 23      20.41    12,500
1936    April 19   --         16,600     1969    April 19     41.08    59,000
1937    May 5      --         4,530      1970    April 29     38.20    31,700
1941    April 15     32.00    22,800     1971    April 11     29.50    23,400
1942    April 7    --         21,900     1972    April 20     34.75    31,100
1943    April 17     33.66    28,700     1973    March 25     24.49    13,400
1944    April 18     21.05    12,300     1974    April 25   --         43,900
1945    April 2      31.70    24,600     1975    May 4        39.80    44,000
1946    March 30   --         23,000     1976    April 7      35.00    27,600
1947    April 28     33.12    29,300     1977    April 9      12.12    3,400
1948    April 21     39.81    57,000     1978    April 16     41.19    56,200
1949    April 12   --         27,900     1979    April 28     43.66    92,900
1950    May 12       41.58    86,500     1980    April 10     29.00    22,400
1951    April 15     30.10    24,600     1981    July 3       13.96    7,520
1952    April 25   --         23,900     1982    April 17     36.78    35,500
1953    June 26      20.00    14,700     1983    April 9      30.88    21,300
1954    April 15     16.38    11,100     1984    April 6    --         32,400
1955    April 11     27.28    18,000     1985    May 21       28.12    17,700
1956    April 27     35.16    28,000     1986    April 7      36.59    29,700
1957    July 4       22.33    14,100     1987    April 7      36.61    27,600
1958    July 12      14.53    7,850      1988    April 7      22.12    13,900
1959    April 8      23.78    11,200     1989    April 19     39.35    41,800
1960    April 14     33.71    24,700     1990    April 7      15.54    5,080
1961    March 31     12.98    3,600      1991    July 11      13.26    4,940
1962    April 24     36.26    32,300     1992    March 16     23.28    8,800
1963    April 12     20.42    12,900     1993    August 14    36.48    27,600
1964    April 20     23.60    15,600     1994    April 6      33.57    27,900
1965    April 22     40.43    47,200     1995    April 1    --         37,800
1966    April 8      42.15    67,500     1996    April 25     42.41    61,300
1967    April 8      36.70    32,200     1997    April 25     45.55    124,000

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

1997    April 25     45.55    124,000    1982    April 17     36.78    35,500
1979    April 28     43.66    92,900     1984    April 6    --         32,400
1950    May 12       41.58    86,500     1962    April 24     36.26    32,300
1966    April 8      42.15    67,500     1967    April 8      36.70    32,200
1996    April 25     42.41    61,300     1970    April 29     38.20    31,700
1969    April 19     41.08    59,000     1972    April 20     34.75    31,100
1948    April 21     39.81    57,000     1986    April 7      36.59    29,700
1978    April 16     41.19    56,200     1947    April 28     33.12    29,300
1965    April 22     40.43    47,200     1943    April 17     33.66    28,700
1975    May 4        39.80    44,000     1956    April 27     35.16    28,000
1974    April 25   --         43,900     1949    April 12   --         27,900
1989    April 19     39.35    41,800     1994    April 6      33.57    27,900
1995    April 1    --         37,800     1976    April 7      35.00    27,600
1987    April 7      36.61    27,600     1957    July 4       22.33    14,100
1993    August 14    36.48    27,600     1988    April 7      22.12    13,900
1960    April 14     33.71    24,700     1973    March 25     24.49    13,400
1945    April 2      31.70    24,600     1963    April 12     20.42    12,900
1951    April 15     30.10    24,600     1968    July 23      20.41    12,500
1952    April 25   --         23,900     1944    April 18     21.05    12,300
1971    April 11     29.50    23,400     1959    April 8      23.78    11,200
1946    March 30   --         23,000     1954    April 15     16.38    11,100
1941    April 15     32.00    22,800     1992    March 16     23.28    8,800
1980    April 10     29.00    22,400     1958    July 12      14.53    7,850
1942    April 7    --         21,900     1981    July 3       13.96    7,520
1983    April 9      30.88    21,300     1990    April 7      15.54    5,080
1955    April 11     27.28    18,000     1991    July 11      13.26    4,940
1985    May 21       28.12    17,700     1937    May 5      --         4,530
1936    April 19   --         16,600     1961    March 31     12.98    3,600
1964    April 20     23.60    15,600     1977    April 9      12.12    3,400
1953    June 26      20.00    14,700     1897    April        41.00  --

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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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1936  --       --       --       --       --       --          5,768     1,826     398.9     117.8     50.1      27.4   --
1937    13.8   --       --       --       --       --          1,729     1,952     968.4   --        --        --       --
1941  --       --       --       --       --       --        --        --        --        --        --        --       --
1942  --       --       --       --       --       --          11,400  --        --        --        --        --       --
1943  --       --       --       --       --       --        --        --        --        --        --        --       --

1944  --       --       --       --       --       --        --        --        --        --        --        --       --
1945  --       --       --       --       --       --          15,870    6,780     3,504   --        --        --       --
1946  --       --       --       --       --       --          12,430    3,687     2,132   --        --        --       --
1947  --       --       --       --       --       --        --          10,360    11,140    5,267     1,762   --       --
1948  --       --       --       --       --       --        --          12,700    3,096     2,067   --        --       --

1949  --       --       --       --       --       --          11,440    2,977     5,460     3,425     3,265     1,737  --
1950    1,125    1,283    1,069    798.1    729.6    978.7     31,120    58,890    15,360    8,463     3,325     2,300    10,510
1951    2,954    1,987    2,013    1,974    1,830    2,281     17,170    9,022     4,466     2,441     1,245     1,711    4,085
1952    1,360    1,285    1,742    1,639    1,876    1,989     16,590    6,534     3,559     5,676     2,121     1,322    3,797
1953    906.5    812.3    695.5    599.7    619.3    1,669     3,643     3,068     8,839     5,236     2,229     1,320    2,472

1954    864.0    928.2    894.2    809.7    845.4    1,597     5,472     3,862     3,693     2,237     981.3     691.5    1,906
1955    658.3    730.7    683.2    722.6    652.5    661.0     7,273     2,084     3,016     2,271     1,684     862.7    1,771
1956    849.2    607.2    431.0    423.5    451.0    523.9     10,930    8,233     3,963     2,503     908.0     1,616    2,613
1957    599.2    1,080    562.9    441.0    426.8    1,320     4,856     3,728     3,833     6,863     2,614     5,392    2,649
1958    3,625    3,324    1,632    1,356    1,286    1,894     2,986     1,527     1,476     3,990     976.9     479.9    2,052

1959    416.1    498.1    362.3    368.4    382.9    775.8     5,005     1,769     2,587     2,132     776.5     547.8    1,300
1960    547.5    550.2    465.2    572.9    563.4    544.8     13,490    3,778     2,807     2,151     563.7     684.0    2,212
1961    345.2    489.7    356.5    337.1    336.4    1,667     2,097     2,375     1,060     472.0     260.6     368.2    849.5
1962    663.3    422.5    241.1    200.5    203.0    279.5     14,090    9,922     23,420    14,970    6,987     3,390    6,237
1963    2,379    2,114    1,602    1,343    1,120    1,743     6,430     3,511     6,511     2,850     1,172     1,197    2,662

1964    1,435    1,025    787.7    774.2    763.6    694.8     7,567     4,700     7,483     3,227     1,301     694.7    2,529
1965    1,770    1,313    843.3    884.8    872.9    987.4     25,310    13,030    9,178     5,034     2,042     1,915    5,256
1966    4,098    2,497    2,258    2,065    1,826    7,663     38,390    14,400    5,895     3,581     3,512     2,431    7,376
1967    1,847    1,729    1,576    1,710    1,550    2,213     22,710    14,520    5,993     3,278     1,315     876.2    4,939
1968    840.5    724.7    659.3    524.5    535.5    1,713     3,531     2,185     5,594     5,739     2,570     1,899    2,211

1969    1,600    1,865    1,660    1,525    1,576    2,153     27,480    18,730    5,060     3,548     1,666     1,471    5,693
1970    1,968    1,924    1,726    1,381    1,401    1,544     17,340    13,940    12,470    3,727     1,131     1,201    4,973
1971    1,105    1,357    1,096    1,065    1,131    2,640     11,130    3,480     2,429     2,471     1,135     1,413    2,532
1972    4,463    5,653    3,072    1,861    1,449    7,256     22,230    9,171     6,079     2,395     2,439     2,079    5,666
1973    1,775    1,473    1,149    1,126    1,197    6,106     2,450     1,575     1,200     578.7     801.9     3,008    1,874

1974    4,412    2,707    2,014    1,744    1,672    2,016     18,950    18,260    7,633     3,297     3,232     1,967    5,668
1975    1,951    2,079    1,284    1,329    1,435    1,686     16,280    22,890    5,971     28,240    4,003     2,479    7,527
1976    2,364    2,573    1,724    1,630    1,729    3,298     13,300    3,016     1,914     1,359     1,163     712.8    2,886
1977    375.1    276.6    149.3    197.4    201.4    428.5     1,793     938.1     676.4     638.6     243.3     521.0    536.3
1978    1,287    1,121    1,449    1,343    1,124    2,171     36,740    7,427     3,798     3,710     1,537     1,074    5,206

1979    986.1    813.6    797.1    725.2    723.2    879.7     29,260    32,090    6,653     6,268     3,341     2,097    7,076
1980    1,661    1,800    1,491    1,388    1,463    1,654     10,040    2,072     1,532     758.1     488.8     846.2    2,087
1981    556.1    650.7    411.0    304.2    339.6    1,233     1,275     1,365     1,311     2,765     1,509     1,897    1,140
1982    2,571    1,903    1,186    1,112    1,041    1,946     23,650    7,805     3,705     4,246     2,292     1,263    4,386
1983    4,272    2,457    2,114    1,607    1,471    9,329     10,940    3,388     5,122     6,550     2,886     2,941    4,437

1984    2,195    1,978    1,805    1,581    1,582    4,443     19,240    4,246     11,920    3,331     1,442     975.3    4,534
1985    2,208    2,152    1,540    1,326    1,323    6,441     5,751     9,248     8,252     6,962     7,247     4,909    4,803
1986    3,845    2,428    2,313    1,977    1,681    5,311     21,630    16,860    6,437     4,764     2,715     2,993    6,090
1987    3,496    2,037    2,339    1,845    1,673    7,776     15,170    3,427     2,984     2,865     2,502     1,096    3,938
1988    763.6    767.4    695.9    461.5    513.1    2,419     6,250     1,427     946.4     347.7     274.5     328.7    1,262

1989    350.0    332.2    271.0    269.5    356.4    424.8     23,900    4,576     2,292     1,145     451.5     1,048    2,930
1990    474.4    450.9    285.2    174.4    251.8    1,117     2,848     1,513     1,989     1,109     434.7     364.4    917.6
1991    316.6    336.5    245.3    187.0    289.6    680.2     1,894     2,746     2,056     3,179     1,104     1,405    1,208
1992    792.4    593.9    521.7    520.7    500.4    4,887     4,205     2,657     2,176     2,984     1,556     2,557    2,000
1993    1,142    729.2    821.0    813.0    998.0    1,572     15,000    3,915     4,585     10,760    21,580    7,912    5,845

1994    3,800    2,029    1,858    1,539    1,488    7,433     15,550    6,835     6,070     13,920    3,986     4,211    5,748
1995    5,194    4,005    2,721    1,966    1,770    15,720    25,360    11,240    4,526     7,816     2,736     2,259    7,133
1996    3,335    2,924    2,183    2,052    1,978    4,981     30,880    31,420    10,930    4,052     2,951     1,766    8,286
1997    1,735    2,319    2,363    1,973    1,854    2,373     54,710    37,500    9,020     14,980    3,654     2,723    11,280

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