RED RIVER OF THE NORTH BASIN

                                           05051600 WILD RICE RIVER NEAR RUTLAND, ND

LOCATION.--Lat 4601'20", long 9730'40", in SE1/4SE1/4 sec.36, T.130 N., R.55 W., Sargent County, Hydrologic Unit 09020105, on
   right bank 1,000 ft upstream from bridge on county highway, 2 mi south of Rutland, and 10 mi upstream from Lake Tewaukon.

DRAINAGE AREA.--546 mi2, of which about 250 mi2 is probably noncontributing.


                                                    WATER-DISCHARGE RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1959 to current year (seasonal records only since 1982).

REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1728: Drainage area.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,197.73 ft above sea level. Prior to Dec. 11, 1960, nonrecording gage at same
   site and datum.

REMARKS.--Records good except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.

EXTREMES FOR CURRENT YEAR.-- Maximum discharge, 227 ft3/s, July 19, gage height 4.67 ft, minimum daily discharge, 1.5 ft3/s,
   Sept. 17.

                          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       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      e50       69       85       56       16     35       12
          2       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      e50       69       85       54       28     31       12
          3       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      e52       69       87       53       28     34       12
          4       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      e46       69       84       57       24     68       12
          5       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      e50       65       81       53       56     38       11

          6       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      e60       67       75       51       90     23        9.9
          7       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      e54       66       72       47       68     19       11
          8       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      e58       65       91       45       52     15       10
          9       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      e50       64       95       44       44     12       10
         10       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      e42       64      107       39       36      9.4      6.4

         11       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      e52       66      105       37       39      7.3      5.6
         12       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      e52       68      101       34       98      6.5      4.9
         13       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      e52       68       92       34      106      4.2      3.3
         14       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      e54       68       90       34       73      6.5      2.5
         15       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      e50       58       83       37       86      8.2      1.9

         16       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      e56       66       79       40      119      6.9      1.8
         17       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---       52       68       77       34      158      5.4      1.5
         18       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---       56       67       73       33      130      4.6      1.6
         19       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---       57       70       72       31      176      4.0      3.0
         20       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---       58       79       68       34      197      3.9      4.9

         21       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---       57       77       68       29      142      3.6      5.3
         22       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---       57       77       68       30       91      2.2      9.7
         23       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---       59       80       67       30       78      2.1     10
         24       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---       63       82       64       27       71      1.6      8.1
         25       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---       67       79       62       25       64      2.9      8.1

         26       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---       69       74       61       25       63      7.3      7.0
         27       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---       71       82       61       23       63      9.5      6.2
         28       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---       71       83       61       22       58      9.8      6.0
         29       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---       70       85       58       21       51     10        5.6
         30       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---       69       85       58       18       45     11        4.8
         31       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---       68      ---       57      ---       39     13        ---

        TOTAL     ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     1772     2149     2387     1097     2389    414.9    208.1
        MEAN      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     57.2     71.6     77.0     36.6     77.1     13.4     6.94
        MAX       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---       71       85      107       57      197       68       12
        MIN       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---       42       58       57       18       16      1.6      1.5
        AC-FT     ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     3510     4260     4730     2180     4740      823      413

        STATISTICS OF MONTHLY MEAN DATA FOR WATER YEARS 1960 - 2000, BY WATER YEAR (WY)

        MEAN      .54      .36      .14     .004     .068     26.4     66.6     36.5     21.1     27.0     7.89     7.14
        MAX      4.81     5.87     2.90      .10     1.00      138      756      419      263      379      105      146
        (WY)     1963     1963     1963     1963     1976     1966     1997     1998     1998     1998     1998     1999
        MIN      .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     .000
        (WY)     1960     1960     1960     1960     1960     1965     1977     1977     1973     1961     1960     1960

        SUMMARY STATISTICS                  WATER YEARS 1960 - 2000
        
        ANNUAL MEAN                           a 8.36
        HIGHEST ANNUAL MEAN                  a 44.8            1969
        LOWEST ANNUAL MEAN                     a .000          1977
        HIGHEST DAILY MEAN                   2540       Apr  4 1997
        LOWEST DAILY MEAN                        .00    Oct  1 1959
        ANNUAL SEVEN-DAY MINIMUM                 .00    Oct  1 1959
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK FLOW              2700       Apr  3 1997
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK STAGE               10.11    Apr  3 1997
        INSTANTANEOUS LOW FLOW                   .00    Oct  1 1959
        ANNUAL RUNOFF (AC-FT)              a 6050
        10 PERCENT EXCEEDS                     51
        50 PERCENT EXCEEDS                       .00
        90 PERCENT EXCEEDS                       .00

        a  Based on complete water years only (1960-82) 
        e  Estimated
        
        
                                                             WATER-QUALITY RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--Water year 1997 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)

         MAR
           02...       1100      52      8.4       --     1310     1320      3.5       .5      590      110      77.0
           02...       1220      52      8.4       --       --     1320      3.5       .5       --       --       --
         APR
           25...       1555      74       --       --       --     1850     17.5     18.0       --       --       --
         JUL
           07...       1235      66       --       --       --     1510       --     25.5       --       --       --
           19...       1350     177       --       --       --     1310       --     19.5       --       --       --
         AUG
           10...       1205      90      8.0      8.0     2530       --     26.5     25.5      940      130     150


                                                                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)

              MAR
                02...      15.0       1       64.0     19       237     31.0       .1      460      138      990
                02...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              APR
                25...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JUL
               07...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
                19...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              AUG
                10...      25.0       3      190       30       286     58.0       .2      990      418     1720


                          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)
                                                            
              MAR
                02...       900      2.0      40        1       90.0     500      <.1       1      <1.0      640
                02...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              APR
                25...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JUL
                07...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
                19...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              AUG
                10...      1720     11.0      50       <1      220       200      <.1       3      <1.0      780

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