RED RIVER OF THE NORTH BASIN

                                         05053000  WILD RICE RIVER NEAR ABERCROMBIE, ND

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.


                                                    WATER-DISCHARGE RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--April 1932 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1308.

REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1388: 1939, 1941(M). WSP 1728: Drainage area.

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.

REMARKS.--Records good except for those below 10 ft3/s, which are fair, and for those estimated daily discharges, which are
   poor. Some regulation by Fish and Wildlife Service reservoirs, of which Lake Tewaukon is the largest. Some small diversions
   for irrigation.

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.

                          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       232       63       67      e35      e20     e630      319      232      118       96    216        5.6
          2       209       64       64      e34      e20     e620      305      233      118      133    196        4.9
          3       199       65      e62      e33      e20     e540      291      242      118      129    152        4.8
          4       190       67      e56      e32      e20     e500      279      250      121       93     98        4.5
          5       188       71      e52      e32      e20     e450      269      232      122      200     71        3.7

          6       186       75      e50      e31      e20     e430      256      210      118      536     60        3.0
          7       188       78      e49      e30      e20     e420      235      192      120      649     49        2.7
          8       188       81      e49      e29      e20     e400      216      189      121      665     38        2.4
          9       186       83      e47      e28      e20     e430      205      190      115      659     31        2.1
         10       182       86      e45      e28      e20     e650      190      209      107      573     26        1.9

         11       181       87      e44      e27      e20     e600      176      259       99      452     23        1.9
         12       184       88      e44      e27      e20     e500      166      283       95      474     26        1.8
         13       184       89      e44      e27      e20     e400      159      286       89      446     28        1.7
         14       178       91      e43      e27      e20     e350      154      291       91      407     33        1.7
         15       169       92      e43      e26      e20     e300      151      289       99      333     50        1.7

         16       161       92      e42      e26      e20      276      150      280      123      330     56        1.6
         17       152       90      e41      e25      e20      283      153      268      134      334     54        1.6
         18       145       89      e41      e25      e20      274      153      253      134      224     48        1.6
         19       139       89      e40      e25      e20      249      151      237      137      167     43        1.9
         20       126       88      e39      e24      e20      263      189      223      138      137     37        1.9

         21       109       87      e39      e24      e21      268      299      206      130      142     33        1.9
         22        96       86      e38      e24      e21      276      342      189      139      148     27        3.3
         23        87       86      e38      e24      e22      336      374      178      170      141     22        4.4
         24        81       84      e38      e23      e22      383      340      166      180      141     18        4.7
         25        77       83      e37      e23      e22      448      302      153      167      150     15        5.8

         26        74       82      e36      e22      e70      458      280      145      162      162     12        5.9
         27        71       66      e36      e22     e250      454      267      138      147      175     10        5.7
         28        68       60      e35      e22     e500      407      246      132      129      193      8.0      5.5
         29        66       64      e35      e21     e570      379      228      130      118      212      6.8      5.1
         30        64       65      e35      e21      ---      357      226      128      106      217      5.3      5.0
         31        63      e35      e21      339      121      219      6.6

        TOTAL    4423     2391     1364      818     1898    12670     7071     6534     3765     8937   1498.7    100.3
        MEAN      143     79.7     44.0     26.4     65.4      409      236      211      126      288     48.3     3.34
        MAX       232       92       67       35      570      650      374      291      180      665      216      5.9
        MIN        63       60       35       21       20      249      150      121       89       93      5.3      1.6
        AC-FT    8770     4740     2710     1620     3760    25130    14030    12960     7470    17730     2970      199

        STATISTICS OF MONTHLY MEAN DATA FOR WATER YEARS 1932 2000, BY WATER YEAR (WY)

        MEAN     13.0     9.40     6.78     2.73     6.47      173      487      157      115      139     32.3     18.9
        MAX       146      111      188     72.8      210     1195     5510     1246      929     1787      462      438
        (WY)     1999     1999     1999     1999     1998     1995     1997     1998     1962     1962     1993     1999
        MIN      .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     2.81      .11     .085     .000     .000     .000
        (WY)     1933     1933     1933     1933     1934     1937     1991     1934     1988     1933     1932     1932

        SUMMARY STATISTICS           FOR 1999 CALENDAR YEAR        FOR 2000 WATER YEAR           WATER YEARS 1932 2000

        ANNUAL TOTAL                       91907                      51470.0
        ANNUAL MEAN                          252                        141                         97.3
        HIGHEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                        560              1997
        LOWEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                            .48           1934
        HIGHEST DAILY MEAN                  1660     Mar 20             665     Jul  8            9450       Apr 16 1997
        LOWEST DAILY MEAN                     33     Aug 10               1.6   Sep 16                .00    Jul 26 1932
        ANNUAL SEVEN-DAY MINIMUM              36     Dec 25               1.7   Sep 12                .00    Jul 26 1932
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK FLOW                                       a 676     Jul  8            9540       Apr 11 1969
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK STAGE                                        b 7.81  Mar  1            b 26.59    Apr  6 1997
        ANNUAL RUNOFF (AC-FT)             182300                     102100                      70510
        10 PERCENT EXCEEDS                   585                        337                        186
        50 PERCENT EXCEEDS                   147                         91                          2.5
        90 PERCENT EXCEEDS                    44                         14                           .00

        a  Gage height, 4.17 ft
        b  Backwater from ice
        e  Estimated
        
        
                                                             WATER-QUALITY RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--Water year 1967 to current year.

REMARKS.--Quality assurance sample also collected at this location.

                                 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
           13...       1020     184       --       --       --     1430       6.5     9.0       --       --       --
         DEC
           08...       1455      49       --       --       --     1720       1.0      .5       --       --       --
         JAN
           20...       1150      24       --       --       --     2060     -16.0      .5       --       --       --
         MAR
           16...       1450     271       --       --       --     1540      -1.5     1.0       --       --       --
         APR
           07...       1010     216      7.1       --     1600     1610       1.0     7.5      680      120      92.0
           27...       1115     262       --       --       --       --      18.0    15.0       --       --       --
         JUL
           06...       1320     559       --       --       --      763       --     26.0       --       --       --
         AUG
           15...       1520      53      8.1      8.2       --     1710      26.0    26.0      800      140     110


                                                                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
                13...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              DEC
                08...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JAN
                20...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              MAR
                16...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              APR
                07...      16.0       2       110      26       338     45.0       .2      540      694     1190
                27...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JUL
                06...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              AUG
                15...      20.0       2       140      27       326     42.0       .3      720      212     1470


                          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
                13...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              DEC
                08...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JAN
                20...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              MAR
                16...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              APR
                07...      1130      4.0      20       <1       110       10      <.1       7      <1.0      730
                27...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JUL
                06...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              AUG
                15...      1370     13.0      20       <1       160      140      <.1       7       1.0      790

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