RED RIVER OF THE NORTH BASIN

                                         05056239  STARKWEATHER COULEE NEAR WEBSTER, ND

LOCATION.--Lat 4819'13", long 9856'23", in NW1/4SW1/4NW1/4 sec.19, T.156 N., R.64 W., Ramsey County, Hydrologic Unit 09020201,
   on right bank 100 ft upstream from bridge on township road, and 3.8 mi northwest of Webster.

DRAINAGE AREA.--About 310 mi2, of which about 100 mi2 is probably noncontributing.


                                                    WATER-DISCHARGE RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1979 to current year (seasonal records only since 1988).

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 1,448 ft above sea level, from topographic map. Prior to July 23, 1986,
   nonrecording gage 100 ft downstream at same datum.

REMARKS.--Records fair except for periods of estimated discharge, which are poor.

EXTREMES FOR CURRENT YEAR.--Maximum discharge, 87 ft3/s, July 25, gage height, 3.31 ft; no flow for several weeks.

                          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     7.9       .07      .00      .00      .82     50       27
          2       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00     5.9       .22      .00      .00      .74     44       26
          3       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00     4.1       .85      .00      .00      .72     40       28
          4       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00     2.5      4.1       .00      .00      .73     35       27
          5       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00     2.0      4.5       .00      .00      .70     36       28

          6       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00     1.1      6.2       .00      .00      .59     34       29
          7       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00      .67     4.1       .00      .00      .69     31       28
          8       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00      .42     2.5       .00      .00      .63     31       27
          9       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00      .15     1.9       .00      .00      .49     27       26
         10       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00     e.06     1.5       .00      .00      .56     24       23
        
         11       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00     e.03      .78      .00      .00     1.3      21       22
         12       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00     e.01      .31      .00      .00     2.7      23       20
         13       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00     e.00      .24      .00      .00     5.4      19       19
         14       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00     e.00      .10      .00      .00    16        17       17
         15       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00     e.00      .05      .00      .00    24        16       14

         16       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00     e.00      .11      .00      .00    32        13       13
         17       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00     e.01      .09      .00     2.3     36         9.4     10
         18       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00     e.02      .06      .00     2.7     41         9.6      8.8
         19       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00     e.05      .00      .00     2.1     46         9.7      6.9
         20       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00     e.05      .00      .00     1.7     51         8.3      6.3
        
         21       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00     e.04      .00      .00     1.3     60         7.2      6.1
         22       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00     e.06      .00      .00      .72    70         9.0      5.7
         23       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00     e.07      .00      .00      .38    79         7.5      5.3
         24       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00     e.08      .00      .00      .26    84         7.1      4.9
         25       ---      ---      ---      ---     e.20     e.06      .00      .00      .17    85         6.9      4.8
        
         26       ---      ---      ---      ---    e2.0      e.03      .00      .00      .11    82         6.3      4.5
         27       ---      ---      ---      ---    e1.8      e.02      .00      .00      .84    78         5.9      3.8
         28       ---      ---      ---      ---    e1.6      e.01      .00      .00     1.2     72        25        3.7
         29       ---      ---      ---      ---     5.7      e.01      .00      .00     1.1     66        20        3.4
         30       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00      .00      .00      .93    60        27        3.0
         31       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     e.00      ---      .00      ---    56        28        ---

        TOTAL     ---      ---      ---      ---    11.30    25.35    27.68     0.00    15.81  1054.07    647.9    451.2
        MEAN      ---      ---      ---      ---      .39      .82      .92     .000      .53     34.0     20.9     15.0
        MAX       ---      ---      ---      ---      5.7      7.9      6.2      .00      2.7       85       50       29
        MIN       ---      ---      ---      ---      .00      .00      .00      .00      .00      .49      5.9      3.0
        AC-FT     ---      ---      ---      ---       22       50       55      .00       31     2090     1290      895

        STATISTICS OF MONTHLY MEAN DATA FOR WATER YEARS 1980 - 2000, BY WATER YEAR (WY)

        MEAN     1.30      .12     .010     .000      .69     25.9      112     33.0     8.10     21.5     15.6     3.08
        MAX      5.53     1.09     .092     .000     6.61      180      321      284     44.0      119      138     22.0
        (WY)     1983     1981     1983     1980     1981     1992     1997     1997     1998     1993     1993     1993
        MIN      .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     .000      .92     .000     .000     .000     .000     .000
        (WY)     1980     1980     1980     1980     1980     1980     2000     1980     1980     1980     1980     1981

        SUMMARY STATISTICS                  WATER YEARS 1980 - 2000
        
        ANNUAL MEAN                          a 12.1
        HIGHEST ANNUAL MEAN                  a 24.5            1987
        LOWEST ANNUAL MEAN                     a .88           1980
        HIGHEST DAILY MEAN                    779       Apr 27 1997
        LOWEST DAILY MEAN                        .00    Oct  1 1979
        ANNUAL SEVEN-DAY MINIMUM                 .00    Oct  1 1979
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK FLOW               782       Apr 27 1997
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK STAGE               10.05    Apr  6 1989
        ANNUAL RUNOFF (AC-FT)              a 8790
        10 PERCENT EXCEEDS                     65
        50 PERCENT EXCEEDS                       .02
        90 PERCENT EXCEEDS                       .00

        a  Based on complete water years only (1980-87, 1994)
        e  Estimated
        
                                                             WATER-QUALITY RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--Water year 1980 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)
                                                            
         MAR
           07...       1200     .60       --       --       --       --       --       --     1080       --       --
         APR
           11...       1310     .97      732      115     13.8      8.7       --     1050     1050      2.0      5.7
         JUL
           13...       1140    3.1        --       --       --      8.7       --     1120     1100     26.0     26.0
         AUG
           23...       1125    7.3       728      148     12.8      8.4      8.2       --      830     23.0     20.0


                                                                                           ANC
                           HARD-             MAGNE-   POTAS-   SODIUM                    UNFLTRD   CHLO-    FLUO-
                           NESS    CALCIUM    SIUM,    SIUM,     AD-   SODIUM,           TIT 4.5   RIDE,    RIDE,
                           TOTAL    DIS-      DIS-     DIS-    SORP-    DIS-               LAB     DIS-      DIS-
                           (MG/L    SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED    TION   SOLVED             (MG/L    SOLVED   SOLVED
                  DATE      AS      (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L    RATIO    (MG/L    SODIUM    AS      (MG/L    (MG/L
                           CACO3)   AS CA)   AS MG)   AS K)             AS NA)  PERCENT   CACO3)   AS CL)   AS F)
                          (00900)  (00915)  (00925)  (00935)  (00931)  (00930)  (00932)  (90410)  (00940)  (00950)

              MAR
                07...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              APR
                11...       410     81.0     51.0     28.0       1      66.0      24       310     44.0       .3
              JUL
                13...       450     85.0     57.0     15.0       2      77.0      26       168     31.0       .2
              AUG
                23...       360     81.0     39.0     22.0       1      43.0      19       311     29.0       .2


                                    NITRO-   NITRO-   NITRO-   NITRO-            PHOS-                     SOLIDS,
                                   GEN,AM-    GEN,     GEN,     GEN,    NITRO-  PHORUS            SOLIDS,  RESIDUE
                          SULFATE  MONIA +  AMMONIA  NITRITE  NO2+NO3    GEN,    ORTHO,   PHOS-     DIS-   AT 180
                           DIS-    ORGANIC    DIS-     DIS-     DIS-   ORGANIC   DIS-    PHORUS    SOLVED   DEG. C
                           SOLVED   TOTAL    SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   TOTAL   SOLVED    TOTAL    (TONS     DIS-
                  DATE     (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L   (MG/L     (MG/L     PER     SOLVED
                          AS SO4)   AS N)    AS N)    AS N)    AS N)    AS N)   AS P)     AS P)     DAY)    (MG/L)
                          (00945)  (00625)  (00608)  (00613)  (00631)  (00605)  (00671)  (00665)  (70302)  (70300)

              MAR
                07...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              APR
                11...       210      5.4      .026    <.010    <.050     5.4     <.010     .281     2.09     798
              JUL
                13...       400      1.6     <.020    <.010    <.050      --     <.010     .059     6.87     831
              AUG
                23...       100      1.7     <.020    <.010    <.050      --     1.07     1.19     11.7      598


                          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
                07...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              APR
                11...       667      6.0      60        1      70.0      20       <.1       2       3.0      360
              JUL
                13...       766     11.0      40        1      50.0      20        .1       1      <1.0      440
              AUG
               23...       504     10.0      30        1      40.0      10       <.1      <1      <1.0      360

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