RED RIVER OF THE NORTH BASIN

                                           05056500  DEVILS LAKE NEAR DEVILS LAKE, ND

LOCATION.--Lat 4804'00", long 9856'07", in SW1/4 sec.18, T.153 N., R.64 W., Ramsey County, Hydrologic Unit 09020201, at
   Lakewood on east bank of Creel Bay, and 4.5 mi southwest of city of Devils Lake. Creel Bay, which is 0.5 mi wide, is an arm
   of Devils Lake, and extends 2 mi to the north of the lake.

DRAINAGE AREA.--3,130 mi2, approximately, of which about 1,000 mi2 is probably noncontributing.


                                                      GAGE-HEIGHT RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--1867, 1879, 1883, 1887, 1890, 1896 (one gage height for each year), 1901-63 (fragmentary), 1964 to current
   year.

REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1913: Drainage area.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,400.00 ft above sea level. June 23, 1950, to June 6, 1963, nonrecording gage at
   present site and datum. See WSP 1913 for history of changes prior to June 23, 1950. Prior to October 1979 only monthend
   elevations were published.

REMARKS.--Elevation at gage frequently affected by wind.

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum elevation, 1,447.28 ft, Aug. 15, 1999, affected by wind, present datum; minimum
   observed, 1,400.87 ft, Oct. 24, 1940.

EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--The lake level was at an elevation of about 1,441 ft around 1830 and lower thereafter.
   Reference is Geological Survey monograph, volume XXV, the Glacial History of Lake Agassiz by Warren Upham.

EXTREMES FOR CURRENT YEAR.--Maximum daily mean elevation, 1,446.54 ft, Oct. 1, on recession from 1999 maximum; maximum summer
   daily mean 1,446.30 ft, July 16, affected by wind; minimum daily mean 1,445.92 ft, June 9 and 11, affected by wind.

                                 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     46.54    46.46    46.16    46.12    46.14    46.21    46.24    46.17    46.02    46.01    46.13    46.03
          2     46.53    46.30    46.16    46.13    46.14    46.20   e46.27    46.15    46.02    46.01    46.11    46.07
          3     46.52    46.33    46.17    46.13    46.15    46.20    46.30    46.15    45.99    46.04    46.10    46.08
          4     46.51    46.34    46.19    46.13    46.14    46.20    46.27    46.13    46.00    46.05    46.09    46.11
          5     46.50    46.29    46.15    46.13    46.13    46.21    46.36    46.13    45.99    46.14    46.17    46.16
        
          6     46.44    46.26    46.16    46.13    46.13    46.21    46.25    46.18    45.95    46.11    46.18    46.19
          7     46.48    46.26    46.15    46.12    46.13    46.22    46.25    46.18    45.96    46.12    46.14    46.22
          8     46.49    46.26    46.16    46.13    46.13    46.23    46.28    46.23    45.93    46.12    46.15    46.15
          9     46.49    46.26    46.14    46.13    46.13    46.22    46.23    46.18    45.92    46.12    46.10    46.19
         10     46.49    46.26    46.13    46.14    46.14    46.22    46.22    46.16    45.97    46.11    46.08    46.14

         11     46.45    46.25    46.13    46.14   e46.13    46.21    46.26    46.17    45.92    46.17   e46.06    46.14
         12     46.47    46.25    46.13    46.14   e46.14    46.21    46.22    46.24    45.94    46.27    46.11    46.10
         13     46.45    46.26    46.12    46.14   e46.17    46.22    46.22    46.21    45.98    46.26    46.07    46.08
         14     46.44    46.24    46.13    46.13    46.21    46.22    46.25    46.16    46.13    46.25    46.09    46.06
         15     46.47    46.24    46.13    46.14    46.18    46.23    46.26    46.15    46.10    46.24    46.06    46.03

         16     46.48    46.22    46.12   e46.16    46.15    46.23    46.24    46.15    46.11    46.30    46.02    46.03
         17     46.44    46.23    46.12    46.13    46.13    46.22    46.24    46.13    46.10    46.23    46.02    46.02
         18     46.45    46.23    46.11    46.13    46.12    46.22    46.24    46.13    46.09    46.21    45.98    46.02
         19     46.43    46.24    46.12    46.14    46.13    46.22    46.21    46.11    46.04    46.20    45.97    46.09
         20     46.42    46.21    46.14    46.14    46.12    46.22    46.23    46.11    46.16    46.19    46.04    46.06

         21     46.44    46.21    46.13    46.14    46.13    46.22    46.22    46.11    46.16    46.18    46.10    45.99
         22     46.40    46.21    46.13    46.14    46.12    46.22    46.21    46.12    46.04    46.17    46.08    46.04
         23     46.39    46.21    46.13    46.14    46.12    46.22    46.21    46.11    46.07    46.16    46.08    46.03
         24     46.37    46.20    46.12    46.14    46.12    46.26    46.20    46.12    46.06    46.15    46.08    46.01
         25     46.39    46.20    46.12    46.13    46.14    46.25    46.20    46.05    46.07    46.17    46.08    45.99

         26     46.35    46.21    46.12    46.13    46.20    46.26    46.20    46.02    46.08    46.19    46.06    45.97
         27     46.36    46.20    46.12    46.14    46.20   e46.25    46.20    46.04    46.04    46.18    46.05    45.96
         28     46.33    46.19    46.12    46.13    46.20   e46.25    46.18    46.03    46.04    46.17    46.13    45.95
         29     46.33    46.15    46.13    46.14    46.21   e46.25    46.16    46.04    46.03    46.15    46.09    45.96
         30     46.33    46.15    46.12    46.13      ---    46.25    46.19    46.03    46.02    46.14    46.09    45.94
         31     46.32      ---    46.13    46.14      ---    46.27      ---    46.01      ---    46.14    46.08      ---

        MEAN    46.44    46.24    46.14    46.13    46.15    46.23    46.23    46.13    46.03    46.16    46.08    46.06
        MAX     46.54    46.46    46.19    46.16    46.21    46.27    46.36    46.24    46.16    46.30    46.18    46.22
        MIN     46.32    46.15    46.11    46.12    46.12    46.20    46.16    46.01    45.92    46.01    45.97    45.94

        e  Estimated

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