RED RIVER OF THE NORTH BASIN

                                            05056100  MAUVAIS COULEE NEAR CANDO, ND

LOCATION.--Lat 4826'53", long 9906'08", in SE1/4NE1/4SE1/4 sec.1, T.157 N., R.66 W., Towner County, Hydrologic Unit 09020201,
   on left bank 0.3 mi upstream from highway bridge, about 4 mi upstream from West Fork, and 5.5 mi southeast of Cando.

DRAINAGE AREA.--387 mi2, of which about 10 mi2 is probably noncontributing.


                                                    WATER-DISCHARGE RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--May 1956 to current year (seasonal records only since 1982).

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 1,445 ft above sea level, from topographic map. Prior to July 2, 1957,
   nonrecording gage at present site and datum.

REMARKS.--Records good except for period of estimated discharge, which are fair.

EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of June 16, 1954, reached a stage of 9.83 ft, and flood of Apr. 20, 1956, reached a
   stage of 10.71 ft, from floodmarks set by local resident.

EXTREMES FOR CURRENT YEAR.--Maximum discharge, 206 ft3/s, July 11, gage height, 5.21 ft; minimum recorded daily discharge,
   0.04 ft3/s, Feb. 16.

                          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.08     e1.5     26        7.7     3.4       3.9     23        8.2
          2       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.07     e4.0     26        7.1     3.7       3.3     20        8.3
          3       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.08     e7.0     25        7.1     3.5       3.1     19       e8.0
          4       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.08    e10       25        6.0     3.4       3.0     16       e7.5
          5       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.08    e11       25        6.3     2.9       2.7     16       e7.1

          6       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.08    e14       23        7.1     2.4       2.4     14       e6.7
          7       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.07    e10       21        7.7     1.9       2.5     12       e6.4
          8       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.07     e5.8     20        9.9     1.6       2.4     11       e6.0
          9       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.07     e2.2     17        9.5     1.2       2.1     10       e5.7
         10       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.07     e5.0     16       10        .90      2.0      9.4     e5.4

         11       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.07     e6.5     16        9.6      .73     96        8.8     e5.2
         12       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.07     e9.0     14       12       1.7     165        8.9     e4.9
         13       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.07    e12       14       12       3.5     104        8.1     e4.6
         14       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.07    e14       12       13      22       111        7.8     e4.3
         15       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.07    e14       12       12      34       128        7.1     e4.1

         16       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.06    e15       14       12      39       175        6.4     e3.9
         17       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.07     16       13       11      43       162        6.1     e3.7
         18       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.07     16       12        8.8    42       142        5.6     e3.5
         19       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.07     17       10        7.6    40       127        5.4     e3.3
         20       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.07     18       10        6.7    36       114        6.8      3.2

         21       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.08     17       10        6.2    31       103        7.0      2.9
         22       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.11     16       10        6.0    25        91        5.9      2.9
         23       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.10     16        8.9      5.7    22        78        5.4      2.5
         24       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.10     20        8.6      4.7    19        65        5.1      2.4
         25       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.13     20        8.8      3.9    15        56        4.6      2.3

         26       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.18     20        8.5      3.2    12        49        4.1      2.2
         27       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.26     22        8.5      3.5     9.5      43        3.9      2.2
         28       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.40     26        8.2      3.8     7.7      38       14        2.1
         29       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.90     29        7.4      4.4     5.9      34       11        2.0
         30       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     28        8.2      4.0     4.8      30        9.9      1.8
         31       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     28        ---      3.4      ---     26        9.5      ---

        TOTAL     ---      ---      ---      ---     3.70    450.0    438.1    231.9   438.73   1964.4    301.8    133.3
        MEAN      ---      ---      ---      ---      .13     14.5     14.6     7.48     14.6     63.4     9.74     4.44
        MAX       ---      ---      ---      ---      .90       29       26       13       43      175       23      8.3
        MIN       ---      ---      ---      ---      .06      1.5      7.4      3.2      .73      2.0      3.9      1.8
        AC-FT     ---      ---      ---      ---      7.3      893      869      460      870     3900      599      264

        STATISTICS OF MONTHLY MEAN DATA FOR WATER YEARS 1956 - 2000, BY WATER YEAR (WY)

        MEAN     2.41     1.18      .28     .020      .18     23.2      192     58.9     11.6     16.0     13.5     4.50
        MAX      27.1     10.4     3.86      .34     5.01      198      946      527     87.6      226      274     62.3
        (WY)     1966     1981     1981     1981     1981     1992     1997     1999     1999     1997     1993     1965
        MIN      .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     .000
        (WY)     1959     1960     1957     1957     1957     1958     1991     1961     1961     1959     1959     1959

        SUMMARY STATISTICS                  WATER YEARS 1956 - 2000

        ANNUAL MEAN                          a 19.7
        HIGHEST ANNUAL MEAN                  a 71.7            1974
        LOWEST ANNUAL MEAN                     a .004          1961
        HIGHEST DAILY MEAN                   2980       Apr 21 1997
        LOWEST DAILY MEAN                        .00    Aug 21 1956
        ANNUAL SEVEN-DAY MINIMUM                 .00    Aug 21 1956
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK FLOW              3000       Apr 21 1997
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK STAGE               11.68    Apr 21 1997
        ANNUAL RUNOFF (AC-FT)             a 14260
        10 PERCENT EXCEEDS                     43
        50 PERCENT EXCEEDS                       .11
        90 PERCENT EXCEEDS                       .00

        a  Based on complete water years only (1957-82)
        e  Estimated
        
        
                                                     WATER-QUALITY RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--Water year 1972 to current year.


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

                               DIS-    BARO-   OXYGEN,             PH       PH       SPE-
                              CHARGE,   METRIC    DIS-             WATER    WATER    CIFIC    SPE-
                               INST.    PRES-    SOLVED            WHOLE    WHOLE     CON-    CIFIC
                               CUBIC     SURE    (PER-   OXYGEN,   FIELD     LAB     DUCT-    CON-    TEMPER-  TEMPER-
                                FEET     (MM      CENT     DIS-   (STAND-  (STAND-   ANCE     DUCT-    ATURE    ATURE
             DATE      TIME     PER       OF     SATUR-   SOLVED    ARD      ARD      LAB     ANCE      AIR     WATER
                               SECOND    HG)     ATION)   (MG/L)   UNITS)   UNITS)  (US/CM)  (US/CM)  (DEG C)  (DEG C)
                              (00061)  (00025)  (00301)  (00300)  (00400)  (00403)  (90095)  (00095)  (00020)  (00010)

         OCT
           05...       1100     2.6       --       --       --       --       --       --     1480      6.0      6.5
         FEB
           22...       1350      .13      --       --       --       --       --       --     1890     10.0       .5
         MAR
           07...       1305    10         --       --       --       --       --       --     1330     11.0      1.0
           15...       1125    14        730       95     13.3      8.1       --     1270     1320     -4.0       .0
           27...       1520    23         --       --       --       --       --       --     1200      4.5      5.0
         APR
           11...       1140    16        732      110     13.8      8.9       --     1290     1290       .1      4.0
         MAY
           09...       1525     9.8      717       --      9.3      8.4       --     1690       --     19.0     18.0
         JUN
           16...       1330    39        720       97      9.1       --      7.7     1650     1680     10.0     15.1
         JUL
           12...       1605   143         --       --       --      7.7       --      728      720     28.0     21.5
         AUG
           23...       1355     5.4       --       --       --       --       --       --     1440     27.0     21.0


                                                                                      ANC
                      HARD-             MAGNE-   POTAS-   SODIUM                    UNFLTRD   CHLO-    FLUO-
                      NESS    CALCIUM    SIUM,    SIUM,     AD-   SODIUM,           TIT 4.5   RIDE,    RIDE,   SULFATE
                      TOTAL    DIS-      DIS-     DIS-    SORP-    DIS-               LAB     DIS-      DIS-    DIS-
                      (MG/L    SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED    TION   SOLVED             (MG/L    SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED
             DATE      AS      (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L    RATIO    (MG/L    SODIUM    AS      (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L
                      CACO3)   AS CA)   AS MG)   AS K)             AS NA)  PERCENT   CACO3)   AS CL)   AS F)   AS SO4)
                     (00900)  (00915)  (00925)  (00935)  (00931)  (00930)  (00932)  (90410)  (00940)  (00950)  (00945)
                                                           
         OCT
           05...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         FEB
           22...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         MAR
           07...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
           15...       520     100       65.0    21.0       2       84.0     25       235     36.0       .2      440
           27...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         APR
           11...       570      98.0     78.0    16.0       1       77.0     22       235     33.0       .2      460
         MAY
           09...       760     140      100      20.0       2      120       25       374     47.0       .2      600
         JUN
           16...       700     130       92.0    17.0       2      130       28       222     39.0       .2      680
         JUL
           12...       270      52.0     33.0     8.4       1       50.0     28       107     16.0       .1      230
         AUG
           23...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --


                     NITRO-   NITRO-   NITRO-   NITRO-   NITRO-                     PHOS-                     SOLIDS,
                     GEN,AM-    GEN,     GEN,     GEN,     GEN,    NITRO-           PHORUS            SOLIDS,  RESIDUE
                     MONIA +  AMMONIA  NITRITE  NITRATE  NO2+NO3    GEN,    NITRO-   ORTHO,   PHOS-     DIS-   AT 180
                     ORGANIC    DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-   ORGANIC    GEN,    DIS-    PHORUS    SOLVED   DEG. C
                      TOTAL    SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   TOTAL    TOTAL   SOLVED    TOTAL    (TONS     DIS-
             DATE     (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L   (MG/L     (MG/L     PER     SOLVED
                      AS N)    AS N)    AS N)    AS N)    AS N)    AS N)    AS N)   AS P)     AS P)     DAY)    (MG/L)
                     (00625)  (00608)  (00613)  (00618)  (00631)  (00605)  (00600)  (00671)  (00665)  (70302)  (70300)

         OCT
           05...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         FEB
           22...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         MAR
           07...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
           15...       3.0      .197     .023     .401     .424     2.8      3.5      .245     .498     35.5     973
           27...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         APR
           11...       3.2      .021     .043     .218     .261     3.2      3.5     <.010     .194     41.0     948
         MAY
           09...       2.8     <.020    <.010      --     <.050      --       --      .137     .368     35.6    1350
         JUN
           16...       2.1      .043     .027     .255     .282     2.1      2.4      .321     .465    138      1310
         JUL
           12...       1.5      .020     .020     .239     .259     1.5      1.8      .344     .554    199       515
         AUG
           23...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --


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

                          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
                05...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              FEB
                22...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              MAR
                07...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
                15...       892      2.0      90       <1       70.0    1000      <.1      <1      <1.0      370
                27...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              APR
                11...       905      1.0      60        1       80.0      60      <.1       1       3.0      450
              MAY
                09...      1250      5.0      90        1      100       470       .1      <1      <1.0      590
              JUN
                16...      1220      5.0      50        1       90.0     200       .1      <1      <1.0      580
              JUL
                12...       456      3.0      70        1       40.0     100       .1      <1      <1.0      300
              AUG
                23...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --

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