RED RIVER OF THE NORTH BASIN

                                    05056060  MAUVAIS COULEE TRIBUTARY NO. 3 NEAR CANDO, ND

LOCATION.--Lat 4827'28", long 9913'24", in NE1/4NW1/4 sec.6, T.157 N., R.66 W., Towner County, Hydrologic Unit 09020201, at
   bridge 2.1 mi south of Cando.

DRAINAGE AREA.--60.2 mi2.


                                                    WATER-DISCHARGE RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--1955-71 (annual maximum discharges only), 1986-88 (discharge measurements only), March 1989 to current year
   (seasonal records only since 1989).

GAGE.--Nonrecording gage. Elevation of gage is 1,460 ft above sea level, from topographic map. Prior to 1986 gage was at
   different datum.

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

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 2,300 ft3/s, Apr. 14, 1969, gage height, 9.35 ft, datum then in use.

EXTREMES FOR CURRENT PERIOD.--Maximum discharge observed, 64 ft3/s, July 17, gage height, 5.27 ft; maximum gage height, 5.34 ft,
   July 15; no flow much of the time.

                          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       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00     8.3      e.94    e1.0       .88     2.7       .39
          2       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00     6.4      e.90    e1.1       .77     2.3       .44
          3       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00     4.6      e.87    e1.0       .74     2.0       .47
          4       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00     3.6      e.83     e.94      .71     1.7       .48
          5       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00     3.0      e.88     e.86      .66     1.6       .49

          6       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00     2.5      e.93     e.79      .60     1.5       .54
          7       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     e.05     2.2      e.97     e.72      .58     1.4       .53
          8       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     e.50     2.0     e1.0      e.64      .52     1.2       .52
          9       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     e.65     1.8     e1.1      e.58      .44     1.1       .47
         10       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     e.56     1.9     e1.2      e.53      .38      .97      .41

         11       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     e.46     1.8     e1.3      e.47    17         .89      .38
         12       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     e.40    e1.5     e1.4     e1.0     19         .84      .33
         13       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    e1.7     e1.4     e1.5     e2.0     28         .76      .29
         14       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    e1.6     e1.4     e1.5     e4.5     28         .73      .27
         15       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    e1.5     e1.6     e1.6     e7.4     33         .64      .23

         16       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    e1.4     e1.7     e1.5      9.8     57         .58      .18
         17       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    e1.3     e1.6     e1.4     15       63         .53      .15
         18       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    e1.4     e1.5     e1.3     20       59         .47      .11
         19       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    e1.7     e1.5     e1.2     24       51         .45      .15
         20       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    e2.0     e1.4     e1.2     23       39         .49      .11

         21       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    e1.9     e1.3     e1.1     18       28         .48      .09
         22       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    e1.7     e1.3     e1.1     12       20         .44      .11
         23       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     1.5     e1.2     e1.0      7.9     14         .42      .10
         24       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     1.7     e1.1      e.98     5.1     11         .38      .07
         25       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     1.4     e1.1      e.93     3.5     11         .34      .05

         26       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     1.1     e1.2      e.88     2.5     10         .30      .05
         27       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      .90    e1.2      e.95     1.9      8.3       .29      .04
         28       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      .83    e1.1     e1.1      1.6      6.6       .77      .02
         29       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      .79    e1.0     e1.2      1.3      5.2       .65      .02
         30       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     1.9      e.97    e1.1      1.0      4.1       .51      .02
         31       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     9.5       ---    e1.1       ---     3.3       .48      ---

        TOTAL     ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    38.44    63.17    34.96   170.13   521.78    27.91     7.51
        MEAN      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     1.24     2.11     1.13     5.67     16.8      .90      .25
        MAX       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      9.5      8.3      1.6       24       63      2.7      .54
        MIN       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      .00      .97      .83      .47      .38      .29      .02
        AC-FT     ---      ---      ---      ---      ---       76      125       69      337     1030       55       15

        STATISTICS OF MONTHLY MEAN DATA FOR WATER YEARS 1986 - 2000, BY WATER YEAR (WY)

        MEAN     1.76     .031     .000     .000     .000     25.0     77.9     16.2     5.25     13.4     9.09     1.34
        MAX      1.76     .031     .000     .000     .000      141      252     94.5     40.0     93.6     59.7     13.9
        (WY)     1994     1994     1994     1994     1994     1992     1999     1999     1996     1997     1996     1993
        MIN      1.76     .031     .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     .000
        (WY)     1994     1994     1994     1994     1994     1989     1990     1988     1988     1988     1988     1988

        e  Estimated
        

                                                     WATER-QUALITY RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--Water year 1986 to current year.

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

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

                                DIS-    BARO-     PH       SPE-
                              CHARGE,   METRIC   WATER    CIFIC    SPE-                       HARD-             MAGNE-
                               INST.    PRES-    WHOLE     CON-    CIFIC                      NESS    CALCIUM    SIUM,
                               CUBIC     SURE    FIELD    DUCT-    CON-    TEMPER-  TEMPER-   TOTAL    DIS-      DIS-
                                FEET     (MM    (STAND-   ANCE     DUCT-    ATURE    ATURE    (MG/L    SOLVED   SOLVED
             DATE      TIME     PER       OF      ARD      LAB     ANCE      AIR     WATER     AS      (MG/L    (MG/L
                               SECOND    HG)     UNITS)  (US/CM)  (US/CM)  (DEG C)  (DEG C)   CACO3)   AS CA)   AS MG)
                              (00061)  (00025)  (00400)  (90095)  (00095)  (00020)  (00010)  (00900)  (00915)  (00925)

         OCT
           05...       0945      .05      --       --       --     1570      6.5      6.0       --       --       --
         MAR
           15...       1020     1.5       --       --       --     2110     -5.0       .0       --       --       --
           27...       1340      .88     722      8.9     1810     1840      3.5      4.0      880      170     110
         APR
           11...       1015     1.9       --       --       --     1900       .5      2.5       --       --       --
         MAY
           09...       1400     1.1       --       --       --     2130     18.5     17.0       --       --       --
         JUL
           12...       1120    18         --       --       --     1120     24.0     21.0       --       --       --
         AUG
           22...       1450      .45     724      8.2     1250     1150     26.0     22.0      490      100      59.0


                                                           ANC                                                 SOLIDS,
                      POTAS-   SODIUM                    UNFLTRD   CHLO-    FLUO-   SILICA,           SOLIDS,  RESIDUE
                       SIUM,     AD-   SODIUM,           TIT 4.5   RIDE,    RIDE,    DIS-    SULFATE    DIS-   AT 180
                       DIS-    SORP-    DIS-               LAB     DIS-      DIS-    SOLVED   DIS-     SOLVED   DEG. C
                      SOLVED    TION   SOLVED             (MG/L    SOLVED   SOLVED   (MG/L    SOLVED   (TONS     DIS-
             DATE     (MG/L    RATIO    (MG/L    SODIUM    AS      (MG/L    (MG/L     AS      (MG/L     PER     SOLVED
                      AS K)             AS NA)  PERCENT   CACO3)   AS CL)   AS F)    SIO2)   AS SO4)    DAY)    (MG/L)
                     (00935)  (00931)  (00930)  (00932)  (90410)  (00940)  (00950)  (00955)  (00945)  (70302)  (70300)

         OCT
           05...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         MAR
           15...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
           27...      31.0       1      88.0      17       202     55.0       .1       --      820      3.54    1490
         APR
           11...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         MAY
           09...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         JUL
           12...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         AUG
           22...      13.0       1      73.0      24       265     38.0       .2     18.4      330       .99     818


                     SOLIDS,
                     SUM OF                                                 MANGA-            MOLYB-   SELE-    STRON-
                     CONSTI-  ARSENIC   BORON,   IRON,    LEAD,   LITHIUM   NESE,   MERCURY   DENUM,   NIUM,     TIUM,
                     TUENTS,    DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-
                       DIS-    SOLVED   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    (UG/L
                      (MG/L)   AS AS)   AS B)    AS FE)   AS PB)   AS LI)   AS MN)   AS HG)   AS MO)   AS SE)   AS SR)
                     (70301)  (01000)  (01020)  (01046)  (01049)  (01130)  (01056)  (71890)  (01060)  (01145)  (01080)

         OCT
           05...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         MAR
           15...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
           27...      1400      3.0       --      30       <1      90.0      290      <.1       1       1.0      620
         APR
           11...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         MAY
           09...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         JUL
           12...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         AUG
           22...       791     10.0      58       10       <1      70.0      150      <.1       2      <1.0      480

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