RED RIVER OF THE NORTH BASIN

                                            05057500  LAKE ASHTABULA AT BALDHILL DAM, ND

LOCATION.--Lat 47o02'00", long 98o05'00", in NW1/4 sec.18, T.141 N., R.58 W., Barnes County, Hydrologic Unit  09020203, at
    Baldhill Dam on Sheyenne River, and 8 mi northwest of Valley City.

DRAINAGE AREA.--7,470 mi2, approximately, of which about 5,560 mi2 is probably noncontributing, including  3,800 mi2 in
    closed basins.

                                              MONTHEND-ELEVATION AND CONTENTS RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--July 1949 to current year.

REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1238:  1950(M).  WSP 1728:  Drainage area.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder.  Datum of gage is at sea level.

REMARKS.--Reservoir is formed by an earth-filled dam, 1,650 ft long; storage began on July 30, 1949; dam completed September
    1949.  Usable capacity, 69,100 acre-ft between invert of outlet conduit, elevation,  1,238.0 ft, and normal pool level,
    elevation, 1,266.0 ft.  Dead storage below elevation 1,238.0 ft,  1,500 acre-ft.  Maximum pool elevation, 1,273.2 ft,
    capacity, 116,500 acre-ft.  Low flows are controlled by 2 sluice gates 3 ft in diameter.  The spillway crest is 120
    ft long at elevation 1,252.0 ft, surmounted by  3 taintor gates, each 15 ft high and 40 ft long.  The reservoir is
    operated for flood control and to increase low-water flow.

COOPERATION.--Records furnished by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum contents, 91,400 acre-ft, May 14, 1950, elevation, 1,269.46 ft; minimum  since
    reservoir first reached spillway level, 6,660 acre-ft, Aug. 11-14, 1950, elevation, 1,245.13 ft.

EXTREMES FOR CURRENT YEAR.--Maximum contents, 74,420 acre-ft, Aug. 31, elevation, 1,266.32 ft; minimum, 52,020 acre-ft,
    Jan. 30, elevation, 1,262.45 ft.


               MONTHEND ELEVATION AND CONTENTS, WATER YEAR OCTOBER 1999 TO SEPTEMBER 2000
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                     Date                        Elevation              Contents        Change in contents
                                                   (feet)             (acre-feet)          (acre-feet)
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Sept. 30 ---------------------------               1,266.07               71,000                   --
Oct. 31 ----------------------------               1,265.92               70,150               -850
Nov. 30 ----------------------------               1,265.22               66,230               -3,920
Dec. 31 ----------------------------               1,263.59               57,400               -8,830

    CAL YR 1999                                       --                      --                 -300

Jan. 31 ----------------------------               1,262.45               52,020               -5,380
Feb. 29 ----------------------------               1,263.50               57,000               +4,980
Mar. 31 ----------------------------               1,265.61               68,460              +11,460
Apr. 30 ----------------------------               1,265.99               70,540               +2,080
May 31 -----------------------------               1,266.12               71,280                 +740
June 30 ----------------------------               1,266.05               70,880                 -400
July 31 ----------------------------               1,265.92               70,150                 -730
Aug. 31 ----------------------------               1,266.32               72,420               +2,270
Sept. 30 ---------------------------               1,265.81               69,560               -2,860

    WTR YR 2000                                       --                      --               -1,440
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