RED RIVER OF THE NORTH BASIN

                                                05056241  DRY LAKE NEAR PENN, ND

LOCATION.--Lat 4813'52", long 9858'59", in NW1/4NW1/4SW1/4 sec.23, T.155 N., R.65 W., Ramsey County, Hydrologic Unit 09020201,
   on west shoreline of Dry Lake, and 6 mi east of Penn.

DRAINAGE AREA.--920 mi2, approximately.


                                                      GAGE-HEIGHT RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1983 to current year (gage heights only).

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,400.00 ft above sea level.

REMARKS.--Stage is seriously affected by wind at times. Gage heights for Oct. 4, 5, 20, Dec. 14, Jan. 31, Mar. 6 and 14 from
   once daily observations of gage height.

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum gage height recorded, 52.02 ft, May 2, 1997; minimum recorded, 41.80 ft, Sept. 14 and
   Oct. 1-20, 1991.

EXTREMES FOR CURRENT YEAR.--Maximum gage height recorded, 46.71 ft, Apr. 2; minimum recorded, 45.40 ft, Aug. 14.

                                 GAGE HEIGHT, FEET, WATER YEAR OCTOBER 1999 TO SEPTEMBER 2000
                                                       DAILY MEAN VALUES

        DAY       OCT      NOV      DEC      JAN      FEB      MAR      APR      MAY      JUN      JUL      AUG      SEP

          1       ---    46.32      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.16    46.02    45.79    45.62    45.88    46.03
          2       ---    46.35      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.34    45.90    45.76    45.66    45.85    46.05
          3       ---    46.33      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.19    45.93    45.73    45.59    45.85    46.09
          4     46.70    46.33      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.06    45.91    45.76    45.62    45.83    46.10
          5     46.70    46.34      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.19    45.96    45.69    45.64    45.92    46.03

          6       ---    46.32      ---      ---      ---    46.38    46.18    46.02    45.64    45.63    45.95    46.13
          7       ---    46.32      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.15    45.99    45.70    45.61    45.92    46.15
          8       ---    46.31      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.13    46.05    45.78    45.62    45.91    46.09
          9       ---    46.31      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.14    45.97    45.82    45.63    45.89    46.09
         10       ---    46.30      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.14    45.96    45.69    45.59    45.87    46.08

         11       ---    46.30      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.13    45.96    45.63    45.65    45.80    46.15
         12       ---    46.30      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.03    46.10    45.69    45.69    45.94    46.10
         13       ---    46.30      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.15    46.02    45.72    45.69    45.89    46.12
         14       ---    46.28    46.14      ---      ---    46.19    46.28    45.93    45.92    45.68    45.87    46.15
         15       ---    46.28      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.14    45.92    45.76    45.62    45.91    46.09

         16       ---    46.28      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.13    45.93    45.78    45.76    45.84    46.11
         17       ---    46.27      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.06    46.03    45.72    45.78    45.91    46.09
         18       ---    46.26      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.16    45.93    45.71    45.69    45.86    46.12
         19       ---    46.26      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.17    45.82    45.69    45.71    45.79    46.11
         20     46.35    46.25      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.11    45.88    45.69    45.73    45.88    46.20

         21     46.41    46.25      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.03    45.86    45.74    45.73    45.91    46.11
         22     46.39    46.22      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.13    45.87    45.71    45.72    45.90    46.22
         23     46.38      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.08    45.85    45.70    45.72    45.89    46.13
         24     46.38      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.01    45.86    45.68    45.74    45.85    46.10
         25     46.39      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.06    45.80    45.70    45.81    45.91    46.09

         26     46.38      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.05    45.72    45.68    45.83    45.84    46.12
         27     46.37      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.09    45.73    45.63    45.84    45.75    46.07
         28     46.35      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.11    46.04    45.67    45.63    45.84    46.00    46.09
         29     46.36      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.13    45.94    45.79    45.60    45.80    45.97    46.08
         30     46.35      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.16    46.03    45.78    45.56    45.83    46.01    46.07
         31     46.34      ---      ---    46.12      ---    46.19      ---    45.78      ---    45.86    46.10      ---

        MEAN      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.12    45.90    45.71    45.71    45.89    46.11
        MAX       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    46.34    46.10    45.92    45.86    46.10    46.22
        MIN       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    45.94    45.67    45.56    45.59    45.75    46.03
        
        
                                                             WATER-QUALITY RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--Water year 1993 to current year.

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


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

                                    DEPTH    DEPTH     SPE-              ANC
                                   TO TOP  TO BOT-   CIFIC    HARD-   UNFLTRD            MAGNE-
                                      OF    TOM OF     CON-    NESS    TIT 4.5  CALCIUM    SIUM,  SODIUM,
                                    SAMPLE   SAMPLE   DUCT-    TOTAL     LAB     DIS-      DIS-    DIS-
                                    INTER-   INTER-   ANCE     (MG/L    (MG/L    SOLVED   SOLVED  SOLVED
                  DATE      TIME   VAL(IN   VAL(IN     LAB      AS       AS      (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L    SODIUM
                                   METERS)  METERS)  (US/CM)   CACO3)   CACO3)   AS CA)   AS MG)   AS NA)  PERCENT
                                   (82047)  (82048)  (90095)  (00900)  (90410)  (00915)  (00925)  (00930)  (00932)

              OCT
                18...       1510     .00      .20      915      300      179      50.0     42.0     77.0     34
              FEB
                15...       1505     .60      .90     2050      760      509     140      100      190       34
              MAY
                08...       1525     .00      .90     1040      340      229      59.0     47.0     92.0     35
              AUG
                01...       1405     .00      .90     1110      320      177      34.0     56.0    110       41


                                                                       SOLIDS,  SOLIDS,            NITRO-   NITRO-
                           SODIUM   POTAS-            CHLO-    FLUO-   SUM OF   RESIDUE  SOLIDS,    GEN,     GEN,
                             AD-     SIUM,  SULFATE   RIDE,    RIDE,   CONSTI-  AT 180     DIS-   NITRITE  NITRATE
                           SORP-     DIS-    DIS-     DIS-      DIS-   TUENTS,   DEG. C   SOLVED    DIS-     DIS-
                            TION    SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED    DIS-     DIS-    (TONS    SOLVED   SOLVED
                  DATE     RATIO    (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L    SOLVED   SOLVED    PER     (MG/L    (MG/L
                                    AS K)   AS SO4)   AS CL)   AS F)    (MG/L)   (MG/L)   AC-FT)   AS N)    AS N)
                          (00931)  (00935)  (00945)  (00940)  (00950)  (70301)  (70300)  (70303)  (00613)  (00618)

              OCT
                18...        2      22.0      270     26.0      .2       596      647      .88      .011     .054
              FEB
                15...        3      37.0      640     63.0      .4      1480     1610     2.19      .015     .781
              MAY
                08...        2      23.0      290     30.0      .2       682      736     1.00      .060     .691
              AUG
                01...        3      28.0      340     31.0      .2       706      751     1.02     <.010      --


                               NITRO-   NITRO-            NITRO-                     PHOS-
                                GEN,     GEN,    NITRO-  GEN,AM-                    PHORUS
                              NO2+NO3  AMMONIA    GEN,   MONIA +   NITRO-   PHOS-    ORTHO,  ARSENIC   IRON,
                                DIS-     DIS-   ORGANIC  ORGANIC    GEN,   PHORUS    DIS-      DIS-     DIS-
                               SOLVED   SOLVED   TOTAL    TOTAL    TOTAL    TOTAL   SOLVED    SOLVED   SOLVED
                      DATE     (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L   (MG/L     (UG/L    (UG/L
                               AS N)    AS N)    AS N)    AS N)    AS N)    AS P)   AS P)     AS AS)   AS FE)
                              (00631)  (00608)  (00605)  (00625)  (00600)  (00665)  (00671)  (01000)  (01046)

                  OCT
                    18...       .065    <.020      --      7.5      7.6      .622    .097      8.0       70
                  FEB
                    15...       .796    1.97      4.3      6.2      7.0      .433    .266      6.0       60
                  MAY
                    08...       .751     .101     3.0      3.1      3.9      .654    .040      2.0       50
                  AUG
                    01...      <.050     .098     2.0      2.1       --     E.046    .051      6.0      100


                                                                                             CHLOR-A  CHLOR-B
                                                 MANGA-            MOLYB-   SELE-    STRON-   PHYTO-   PHYTO-
                               LEAD,   LITHIUM   NESE,   MERCURY   DENUM,   NIUM,     TIUM,   PLANK-   PLANK-
                                DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     TON      TON
                               SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED  CHROMO   CHROMO
                      DATE     (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L   FLUOROM  FLUOROM
                               AS PB)   AS LI)   AS MN)   AS HG)   AS MO)   AS SE)   AS SR)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)
                              (01049)  (01130)  (01056)  (71890)  (01060)  (01145)  (01080)  (70953)  (70954)

                  OCT
                    18...        1       50.0      20      <.1       2      <1.0      310       --       --
                  FEB
                    15...       <1      120       570      <.1       3      <1.0      590       --       --
                  MAY
                    08...        1       60.0      10       .1      <1      <1.0      260     14.8       .5
                  AUG
                    01...        1       80.0      50       .1       1      <1.0      320     67.2      <.1


                                                                             PH
                                                                   SPE-     WATER
                                                DEPTH              CIFIC    WHOLE
                                                OF         SAM-    CON-     FIELD   TEMPER-  OXYGEN,
                                                LAKE      PLING    DUCT-   (STAND-   ATURE     DIS-
                               DATE      TIME   MAXIMUM   DEPTH    ANCE      ARD     WATER    SOLVED
                                                (FEET)     (M)    (US/CM)   UNITS)  (DEG C)   (MG/L)
                                                (82016)  (00098)  (00095)  (00400)  (00010)  (00300)

                           OCT
                             18...       1505     3.30     .00      916      8.9      5.9     13.4
                             18...       1506      --      .50      916      8.9      5.9     13.1
                             18...       1507      --     1.0       916      8.9      5.9     12.9
                           FEB
                             15...       1500     3.00     .60     2160      7.3       .7     17.5
                             15...       1501      --      .90     2120      7.3      1.4     18.4
                           MAY
                             08...       1520     3.00     .00     1080      8.1     15.5      9.2
                             08...       1521      --      .90     1080      8.1     15.4      9.0
                           AUG
                             01...       1400     3.00     .00     1100      9.1     25.4     15.5
                             01...       1401      --      .60     1100      9.1     25.4     13.5
                             01...       1402      --      .90     1100      9.2     25.4     13.3


                                       OXYGEN,   BARO-                               WIND
                                         DIS-    METRIC            TRANS-            DIREC-
                                        SOLVED   PRES-              PAR-              TION    WIND
                                        (PER-     SURE   ICE        ENCY   TEMPER-   (DEG.    SPEED
                                         CENT     (MM    THICK-   (SECCHI   ATURE     FROM   (MILES
                               DATE     SATUR-     OF    NESS      DISK)     AIR      TRUE     PER
                                        ATION)    HG)    METERS     (IN)   (DEG C)   NORTH)   HOUR)
                                       (00301)  (00025)  (82131)  (00077)  (00020)  (00036)  (00035)
                                                            
                           OCT
                             18...       113      728       --      4.00     6.0      330     12
                             18...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --
                             18...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --
                           FEB
                             15...       129      729       .51    20.0     -8.0      360      8.0
                             15...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --
                           MAY
                             08...        97      722       --      4.00    12.0      300     11
                             08...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --
                           AUG
                             01...       201      718       --     19.0     28.0      340     <5.0
                             01...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --
                             01...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --

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