RED RIVER OF THE NORTH BASIN

                                             05064900  BEAVER CREEK NEAR FINLEY, ND
                                             (Hydrologic benchmark network station)

LOCATION.--Lat 4735'40", long 9742'18", in NE1/4 sec.31, T.148 N., R.55 W., Steele County, Hydrologic Unit 09020109, on right
   bank 500 ft upstream from bridge on county highway, and 7 mi northeast of Finley.

DRAINAGE AREA.--160 mi2, approximately.


                                                    WATER-DISCHARGE RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1964 to current year.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and concrete broad-crested weir. Datum of gage is 1,170.08 ft above sea level.

REMARKS.--Records fair except those below 1.0 ft3/s and those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Since June 1987,
   some regulation by flood control dam 2.0 mi upstream.

                          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.35      .22     e.15     e.29     e.24    e25       1.9      1.9       .52      206     29       4.3
          2      e.35      .21     e.15     e.29     e.24    e20       1.9      1.9       .52      195     27       4.0
          3      e.34      .21     e.15     e.29     e.24    e15       1.9      1.9       .46      180     25       4.1
          4      e.34      .19     e.15     e.29     e.24    e12       2.0      1.9       .52      168     23       4.2
          5       .32      .16     e.15     e.29     e.24    e10       2.1      1.7       .47      157     22       4.1

          6       .30      .13     e.15     e.29     e.24     e7.0     2.0      1.5       .37      162     20       4.0
          7       .28      .13     e.15     e.29     e.24     e5.0     1.9      1.4       .31      178     18       3.8
          8       .28      .16     e.15     e.29     e.24     e4.5     1.7      1.7       .27      181     16       3.8
          9       .28      .17     e.15     e.29     e.24     e3.7     1.6      1.7       .24      186     15       3.7
         10       .29      .15     e.15     e.28     e.23     e3.1     1.7      2.0       .17      185     13       3.4

         11       .28      .16     e.16     e.28     e.23     e2.6     1.8      2.0       .10      181     12       2.8
         12       .28      .16     e.16     e.28     e.23     e2.3     1.7      2.1       .04      177     11       2.3
         13       .28      .19     e.16     e.28     e.23     e2.0     1.5      2.3       .37      172      9.9     1.7
         14       .28      .18     e.16     e.28     e.23     e1.8     1.8      2.1    240         163      9.0     1.2
         15       .28      .14     e.17     e.28     e.23     e1.6     1.5      1.9    284        e140      8.1      .88

         16       .28      .15     e.17     e.27     e.23     e1.5      .96     1.9    294        e100      7.9      .64
         17       .28     e.15     e.17     e.27     e.23      1.3     1.1      1.8    280          88      8.2      .57
         18       .31     e.14     e.17     e.27     e.23      1.2     1.4      1.7    279          83      7.5      .47
         19       .32      .13     e.18     e.27     e.24      1.1     1.4      1.4    283          80      7.7      .42
         20       .31     e.13     e.19     e.27     e.25      1.1     1.5      1.1    315          76     11        .39

         21       .32     e.13     e.20     e.26     e.27      1.5     1.7      1.0    286          70      9.6      .36
         22       .30     e.13     e.20     e.26     e.28      2.1     1.7       .92   278          65      9.5      .64
         23       .28     e.13     e.21     e.26     e.35      2.9     1.5       .75   267          60      9.1      .63
         24       .26     e.13     e.22     e.26     e.50      4.3     1.5       .61   260          55      7.8      .61
         25       .27     e.14     e.23     e.26   e30         4.4     1.3       .52   254          51      7.6      .59

         26       .27     e.14     e.24     e.25   e33         4.2     1.3       .45   248          49      7.7      .56
         27       .25     e.14     e.25     e.25   e33         4.8     1.4       .45   239          45      7.5      .61
         28       .25     e.14     e.26     e.25   e32         4.6     1.4       .47   233          42      7.0      .61
         29       .25     e.14     e.27     e.25   e28         3.8     1.3       .47   225          38      6.3      .55
         30       .25     e.15     e.28     e.25      ---      3.0     1.8       .53   216          34      5.7      .51
         31       .25      ---     e.29     e.24      ---      2.4      ---      .47      ---       31      5.1      ---

        TOTAL    8.98     4.63     5.84     8.43   162.12    159.8    48.26    42.54  4485.36     3598    383.2    56.44
        MEAN      .29      .15      .19      .27     5.59     5.15     1.61     1.37      150      116     12.4     1.88
        MAX       .35      .22      .29      .29       33       25      2.1      2.3      315      206       29      4.3
        MIN       .25      .13      .15      .24      .23      1.1      .96      .45      .04       31      5.1      .36
        AC-FT      18      9.2       12       17      322      317       96       84     8900     7140      760      112


        STATISTICS OF MONTHLY MEAN DATA FOR WATER YEARS 1965 - 2000, BY WATER YEAR (WY)

        MEAN     1.87     1.20      .28     .069      .61     27.3     60.4     15.2     11.6     13.2     4.09     2.21
        MAX      30.3     25.4     4.33     1.06     7.91      151      252     89.1      150      116     43.4     21.2
        (WY)     1995     1995     1995     1995     1998     1995     1996     1999     2000     2000     1994     1993
        MIN      .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     .000      .19     .042     .001     .000     .000     .000
        (WY)     1968     1968     1965     1965     1965     1965     1981     1977     1980     1972     1969     1967

        SUMMARY STATISTICS           FOR 1999 CALENDAR YEAR        FOR 2000 WATER YEAR           WATER YEARS 1965 - 2000

        ANNUAL TOTAL                       11991.34                    8963.60
        ANNUAL MEAN                           32.9                       24.5                       11.5
        HIGHEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                         36.2            1995
        LOWEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                            .12           1977
        HIGHEST DAILY MEAN                   285     May 11             315     Jun 20            1540       Apr 19 1979
        LOWEST DAILY MEAN                       .00  Jan  1                .04  Jun 12                .00    Nov 21 1964
        ANNUAL SEVEN-DAY MINIMUM                .00  Jan  1                .13  Nov 18                .00    Nov 21 1964
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK FLOW                                         385     Jun 20          a 1900       Apr 19 1979
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK STAGE                                          5.19  Jun 20            b 10.79    Apr 11 1996
        ANNUAL RUNOFF (AC-FT)              23780                      17780                       8330
        10 PERCENT EXCEEDS                   115                         77                         22
        50 PERCENT EXCEEDS                      .70                        .69                        .21
        90 PERCENT EXCEEDS                      .00                        .16                        .00

        a  Gage height, 8.35 ft, backwater from ice
        b  Backwater from ice
        e  Estimated
        
        
                                                     WATER-QUALITY RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--Water year 1965 to current year.


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

                                DIS-     PH       PH       SPE-
                              CHARGE,   WATER    WATER    CIFIC    SPE-                       HARD-             MAGNE-
                               INST.    WHOLE    WHOLE     CON-    CIFIC                      NESS    CALCIUM    SIUM,
                               CUBIC    FIELD     LAB     DUCT-    CON-    TEMPER-  TEMPER-   TOTAL    DIS-      DIS-
                                FEET   (STAND-  (STAND-   ANCE     DUCT-    ATURE    ATURE    (MG/L    SOLVED   SOLVED
             DATE      TIME     PER      ARD      ARD      LAB     ANCE      AIR     WATER     AS      (MG/L    (MG/L
                               SECOND   UNITS)   UNITS)  (US/CM)  (US/CM)  (DEG C)  (DEG C)   CACO3)   AS CA)   AS MG)
                              (00061)  (00400)  (00403)  (90095)  (00095)  (00020)  (00010)  (00900)  (00915)  (00925)

         OCT
           22...       0900      .32      --       --       --     1890      4.0      2.0       --       --       --
         NOV
           16...       1045      .14      --       --       --     1410      6.0      3.0       --       --       --
         DEC
           30...       1035      .30      --       --       --      606       .5       .5       --       --       --
         MAR
           06...       1615     7.2       --       --       --     1580     13.0       .5       --       --       --
         MAY
           10...       1330     2.0      8.3      8.0     2000     2010     15.0     15.5      840     170      100
         JUN
           14...       1535   248         --       --       --      696     18.5     20.0       --       --       --
           19...       1100   304         --       --       --      470     22.0     17.5       --       --       --
         AUG
           16...       0910     7.2      8.2      8.0       --     1340     16.5     18.0      440      85.0     56.0


                                                                ANC                                        SOLIDS,
                           POTAS-   SODIUM                    UNFLTRD   CHLO-    FLUO-            SOLIDS,  RESIDUE
                            SIUM,     AD-   SODIUM,           TIT 4.5   RIDE,    RIDE,   SULFATE    DIS-   AT 180
                            DIS-    SORP-    DIS-               LAB     DIS-      DIS-    DIS-     SOLVED   DEG. C
                           SOLVED    TION   SOLVED             (MG/L    SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   (TONS     DIS-
                  DATE     (MG/L    RATIO    (MG/L    SODIUM    AS      (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L     PER     SOLVED
                           AS K)             AS NA)  PERCENT   CACO3)   AS CL)   AS F)   AS SO4)    DAY)    (MG/L)
                          (00935)  (00931)  (00930)  (00932)  (90410)  (00940)  (00950)  (00945)  (70302)  (70300)

              OCT
                22...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              NOV
                16...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              DEC
                30...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              MAR
                06...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              MAY
                10...      13.0       3       170      30       332     43.0       .2      750      8.73    1600
              JUN
                14...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
                19...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              AUG
                16...      15.0       3       160      43       394     20.0       .2      360     19.1      985


                          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
                22...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              NOV
                16...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              DEC
                30...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              MAR
                06...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              MAY
                10...      1450      5.0      30        1      120       720       .1      <1      <1.0      810
              JUN
                14...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
                19...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              AUG
                16...       933     12.0      60       <1       90.0     150       .2       1       1.0      520

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