RED RIVER OF THE NORTH BASIN

                                        05051522  RED RIVER OF THE NORTH AT HICKSON, ND

LOCATION.--Lat 4639'35", long 9647'44", in SW1/4 sec.19, T.137 N., R.48 W., Clay County, MN, Hydrologic Unit 09020104, on
   right bank 60 ft downstream from bridge on township road, and 1 mi southeast of Hickson.

DRAINAGE AREA.--4,300 mi2, approximately.

                                                    WATER-DISCHARGE RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1975 to current year.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and concrete control. Datum of gage is 877.06 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929.

REMARKS.--Records good except for periods of estimated discharge, which are poor. Flow regulated by Orwell Reservoir, flood
   storage capacity, 13,300 acre-ft at elevation 1,070 ft, above mean sea level, adjustment of 1912; Mud Lake, flood storage
   capacity, 78,600 acre-ft at elevation 981 ft, above mean sea level, adjustment of 1912; Lake Traverse, flood storage
   capacity, 75,100 acre-ft at elevation 981 ft, above mean sea level, adjustment of 1912; and numerous other controlled lakes
   and ponds and several powerplants.

                          DISCHARGE, CUBIC FEET PER SECOND, WATER YEAR OCTOBER 1999 TO SEPTEMBER 2000
                                                       DAILY MEAN VALUES

        DAY       OCT      NOV      DEC      JAN      FEB      MAR      APR      MAY      JUN      JUL      AUG      SEP

          1       772      680      610     e460     e400    e1250      940     1080      865      860      897      579
          2       765      674      550     e450     e400    e1600      911     1100      855      844      857      560
          3       721      662      527     e450     e400    e2000      927     1090      869      874      816      570
          4       666      631      524     e450     e400    e2100      933     1090      984      876      785      547
          5       641      613      524     e450     e400    e1950      936     1060     1070      876      760      533

          6       645      610      416     e450     e400    e1900      933     1040     1080     1020      729      519
          7       697      608      385     e450     e395    e1900      913     1030     1070     1160      684      511
          8       730      609      413     e450     e390    e1850      874     1040     1060     1120      670      506
          9       743      611      590     e450     e390    e2600      847     1080     1050     1070      673      487
         10       760      610      558     e445     e390     2620      856     1100     1040     1090      674      447
        
         11       780      605      488     e440     e390     2720      874     1090     1010     1110      669      417
         12       788      617      492     e440     e390     2450      878     1100      986     1150      622      415
         13       796      616     e470     e440     e390     2020      877     1110      970     1220      603      420
         14       800      615     e430     e435     e390     1650      881     1160      961     1300      607      428
         15       804      610     e370     e430     e390     1450      874     1170      953     1440      602      439

         16       796      609     e310     e430     e390     1280      878     1160      982     1440      605      445
         17       787      608     e270     e425     e390     1130      877     1140      952     1250      607      434
         18       775      606     e230     e420     e390     1070      880     1110      964     1160      613      391
         19       762      600     e260     e420     e385     1050      883     1060      982     1190      575      371
         20      e750      576     e340     e415     e385     1030      967     1030     1850     1290      585      357

         21       725      575     e390     e410     e380     1040     1200     1010     1910     1370      596      336
         22       716      540     e410     e410     e390     1080     1240     1000     1460     1310      596      349
         23       715      515      419     e410     e400     1130     1220      996     1120     1130      590      406
         24       725      518      448     e410     e450     1260     1280      983     1050     1040      603      430
         25       720      540      479     e410     e520     1260     1280      972     1050     1020      547      405

         26       714      541      476     e410     e620     1090     1250      960     1050     1010      342      392
         27       700      560      453     e405     e760     1070     1210      958     1020     1030      274      312
         28       692      570      442     e405     e950     1030     1200      918      970     1070      506      185
         29       688      532      439     e400    e1100     1020     1170      893      956     1080      665      231
         30       690      578      454     e400      ---     1070     1090      878      926     1040      673      495
         31       688      ---     e460     e400      ---     1030      ---      868      ---      959      663      ---

        TOTAL   22751    17839    13627    13270    13425    47700    30079    32276    32065    34399    19688    12917
        MEAN      734      595      440      428      463     1539     1003     1041     1069     1110      635      431
        MAX       804      680      610      460     1100     2720     1280     1170     1910     1440      897      579
        MIN       641      515      230      400      380     1020      847      868      855      844      274      185
        AC-FT   45130    35380    27030    26320    26630    94610    59660    64020    63600    68230    39050    25620

        STATISTICS OF MONTHLY MEAN DATA FOR WATER YEARS 1975 - 2000, BY WATER YEAR (WY)

        MEAN      430      363      331      312      382     1010     2096     1294     1085      914      559      464
        MAX      1558      900      932      747     1058     2687     9864     3925     2485     2674     2674     2135
        (WY)     1994     1987     1999     1986     1998     1995     1997     1997     1986     1993     1993     1993
        MIN      2.02     .000     .000     4.95     14.0     75.9      165     22.0     86.4     73.4     35.6     12.6
        (WY)     1977     1977     1977     1977     1977     1977     1977     1977     1977     1977     1977     1976

        SUMMARY STATISTICS           FOR 1999 CALENDAR YEAR        FOR 2000 WATER YEAR           WATER YEARS 1975 - 2000

        ANNUAL TOTAL                      399475                     290036
        ANNUAL MEAN                         1094                        792                        770
        HIGHEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                       1729              1997
        LOWEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                          53.1            1977
        HIGHEST DAILY MEAN                  3630     Jun 10            2720     Mar 11           13100       Apr 15 1997
        LOWEST DAILY MEAN                    230     Dec 18             185     Sep 28                .00    Oct 26 1976
        ANNUAL SEVEN-DAY MINIMUM             310     Dec 15             310     Dec 15                .00    Oct 26 1976
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK FLOW                                      a 2750     Mar 11           13300       Apr 14 1997
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK STAGE                                       b 16.90  Mar  8              37.60    Apr 16 1997
        ANNUAL RUNOFF (AC-FT)             792400                     575300                     558000
        10 PERCENT EXCEEDS                  1800                       1200                       1780
        50 PERCENT EXCEEDS                   923                        714                        444
        90 PERCENT EXCEEDS                   520                        400                         95
        
        a  Gage height, 15.65 ft
        b  Backwater from ice
        e  Estimated

                                                     WATER-QUALITY RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--Water year 1976 to current year.

                                 WATER-QUALITY DATA, WATER YEAR OCTOBER 1999 TO SEPTEMBER 2000

                                DIS-     PH       PH       SPE-
                              CHARGE,   WATER    WATER    CIFIC    SPE-                       HARD-             MAGNE-
                               INST.    WHOLE    WHOLE     CON-    CIFIC                      NESS    CALCIUM    SIUM,
                               CUBIC    FIELD     LAB     DUCT-    CON-    TEMPER-  TEMPER-   TOTAL    DIS-      DIS-
                                FEET   (STAND-  (STAND-   ANCE     DUCT-    ATURE    ATURE    (MG/L    SOLVED   SOLVED
             DATE      TIME     PER      ARD      ARD      LAB     ANCE      AIR     WATER     AS      (MG/L    (MG/L
                               SECOND   UNITS)   UNITS)  (US/CM)  (US/CM)  (DEG C)  (DEG C)   CACO3)   AS CA)   AS MG)
                              (00061)  (00400)  (00403)  (90095)  (00095)  (00020)  (00010)  (00900)  (00915)  (00925)

         OCT
           19...       1620     792       --       --       --      508       8.5     7.5       --       --       --
         DEC
           07...       0855     385       --       --       --      512       1.0     1.0       --       --       --
         JAN
           12...       0955     437       --       --       --      555     -11.0      .5       --       --       --
         MAR
           15...       1345    1410       --       --       --      906      -4.5     2.0       --       --       --
         APR
           06...       1430     928       --      8.0      543      534       3.0     9.0      270     50.0     34.0
           27...       1415    1200       --       --       --       --      17.0    15.0       --       --       --
         JUN
           12...       1500     970       --       --       --      486      28.0    24.5       --       --       --
         JUL
           06...       0820    1000       --       --       --      434       --     27.0       --       --       --
         AUG
           15...       1105     615      8.1      8.2      472      454      25.5    24.0      220     39.0     30.0


                                                                ANC                                        SOLIDS,
                           POTAS-   SODIUM                    UNFLTRD   CHLO-    FLUO-            SOLIDS,  RESIDUE
                            SIUM,     AD-   SODIUM,           TIT 4.5   RIDE,    RIDE,   SULFATE    DIS-   AT 180
                            DIS-    SORP-    DIS-               LAB     DIS-      DIS-    DIS-     SOLVED   DEG. C
                           SOLVED    TION   SOLVED             (MG/L    SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   (TONS     DIS-
                  DATE     (MG/L    RATIO    (MG/L    SODIUM    AS      (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L     PER     SOLVED
                           AS K)             AS NA)  PERCENT   CACO3)   AS CL)   AS F)   AS SO4)    DAY)    (MG/L)
                          (00935)  (00931)  (00930)  (00932)  (90410)  (00940)  (00950)  (00945)  (70302)  (70300)
                                                            
              OCT
                19...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              DEC
                07...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JAN
                12...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              MAR
                15...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              APR
                06...       4.0       .4     14.0      10       210     17.0       .1     57.0      807      322
                27...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JUN
                12...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JUL
                06...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              AUG
                15...       3.6       .4     14.0      12       203     15.0       .2     35.0      470      283

                          SOLIDS,
                          SUM OF                                        MANGA-            MOLYB-   SELE-    STRON-
                          CONSTI-  ARSENIC   IRON,    LEAD,   LITHIUM   NESE,   MERCURY   DENUM,   NIUM,     TIUM,
                          TUENTS,    DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-
                            DIS-    SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED
                  DATE     SOLVED   (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L
                           (MG/L)   AS AS)   AS FE)   AS PB)   AS LI)   AS MN)   AS HG)   AS MO)   AS SE)   AS SR)
                          (70301)  (01000)  (01046)  (01049)  (01130)  (01056)  (71890)  (01060)  (01145)  (01080)
                                                            
              OCT
                19...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              DEC
                07...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JAN
                12...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              MAR
                15...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              APR
                06...       302      2.0      10        1      20.0       10      <.1      <1      <1.0      220
                27...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JUN
                12...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JUL
                06...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              AUG
                15...       259      5.0      90       <1      20.0      <10      <.1       1       1.0      130

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