RED RIVER OF THE NORTH BASIN

                                           05084000  FOREST RIVER NEAR FORDVILLE, ND

LOCATION.--Lat 4811'50", long 9743'49", on line between secs.32 and 33, T.155 N., R.55 W., Walsh County, Hydrologic Unit
   09020308, on right bank 50 ft upstream from highway bridge, 0.5 mi downstream from South Branch, and 3 mi southeast of
   Fordville.

DRAINAGE AREA.--456 mi2, of which about 120 mi2 is probably noncontributing.


                                                    WATER-DISCHARGE RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--April 1940 to current year.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 1,035 ft above sea level, from topographic map. Prior to July 21, 1951,
   nonrecording gage at site 50 ft downstream at same datum.

REMARKS.--Records good except for periods of estimated discharge, which are poor. Some regulation of high flows by temporary
   retention in several retarding basins above station. Retarding basins have a combined capacity of about 14,000 acre-ft.

                          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        14       16      e12      e11      e10      e17       18       17     11         20      9.9      6.6
          2        14       14      e12      e11      e10      e20       19       17     12         19      9.6      8.1
          3        14       14      e11      e11      e10       23       20       16     10         19     10        9.1
          4        16       14      e11      e11      e10       24       19       16     10         18      9.7      9.3
          5        16       14      e11      e11      e10       26       18       16     10         21     10        8.4

          6        15       14      e11      e10      e10       25       19       15      9.7       19      9.5      9.0
          7        15       13      e11      e10      e10       24       18       15      9.5       23      8.1      8.1
          8        15       13      e11      e10      e10       23       17       16      9.9       25      7.8      7.3
          9        15       13      e11      e10      e10       20       16       15      9.0       25      6.4      6.5
         10        16       14      e11      e10      e10      e20       17       15      9.0       22      6.0      7.2

         11        15       13      e11      e10      e10      e20       17       15      9.1       22      5.4      6.3
         12        16       13      e11      e10      e10      e20       16       15      9.4       25      5.5      6.1
         13        15       13      e11      e10      e10      e20       17       15     15         25      6.3      5.6
         14        15       13      e11      e10      e10       20       17       14     32         23      6.3      5.5
         15        15       13      e11      e10      e10       19       16       14     44         22      5.9      5.6

         16        15       13      e11      e10      e10       17       17       14     39         21      5.6      5.7
         17        15       13      e11      e10      e10       17       17       13     33         19      5.7      7.6
         18        15       14      e11      e10      e10       18       16       13     28         19      5.9      5.4
         19        14      e13      e11      e10      e10       18       16       12     25         19      6.5      6.0
         20        14      e13      e11      e10      e10       19       16       12     27         18      7.7      7.2

         21        14      e13      e11      e10      e10       18       16       12     36         17     11        6.1
         22        14      e13      e11      e10      e11       18       16       12     39         16     11        9.1
         23        14      e13      e11      e10      e11       18       16       12     36         14     10        9.4
         24        14      e12      e11      e10      e11       23       17       12     35         13      8.6      8.7
         25        15      e12      e11      e10      e12       23       17       11     33         14      7.3      7.7

         26        14      e12      e11      e10      e13       21       17       11     31         14      6.3      7.7
         27        14      e12      e11      e10      e13       19       17       11     28         13      5.3      7.3
         28        15      e12      e11      e10      e15       18       17       12     27         12      5.4      7.6
         29        15      e12      e11      e10      e16       18       18       12     25         11      5.5      8.1
         30        15      e12      e11      e10      ---       18       17       12     23         11      6.9      7.8
         31        15      ---      e11      e10      ---       18      ---       11      ---       11      6.1      ---

        TOTAL     458      393      343      315      312      622      514      423    674.6      570    231.2    220.1
        MEAN     14.8     13.1     11.1     10.2     10.8     20.1     17.1     13.6     22.5     18.4     7.46     7.34
        MAX        16       16       12       11       16       26       20       17       44       25       11      9.4
        MIN        14       12       11       10       10       17       16       11      9.0       11      5.3      5.4
        AC-FT     908      780      680      625      619     1230     1020      839     1340     1130      459      437

        STATISTICS OF MONTHLY MEAN DATA FOR WATER YEARS 1940 - 2000, BY WATER YEAR (WY)

        MEAN     10.5     9.35     7.76     6.77     8.05     67.9      210     70.2     34.6     27.9     13.2     8.97
        MAX      57.9     23.7     19.3     16.3     38.4      323     1182     1037      255      232      280     53.3
        (WY)     1983     1983     1998     1986     1998     1995     1950     1950     1964     1982     1993     1993
        MIN      1.52     2.03     2.06     2.70     1.21     4.07     9.46     7.07     2.74     3.34     1.64      .91
        (WY)     1941     1941     1941     1941     1963     1941     1991     1961     1940     1941     1945     1940

        SUMMARY STATISTICS           FOR 1999 CALENDAR YEAR        FOR 2000 WATER YEAR           WATER YEARS 1940 - 2000

        ANNUAL TOTAL                       28062.7                     5075.9
        ANNUAL MEAN                           76.9                       13.9                       40.0
        HIGHEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                        193              1950
        LOWEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                           6.37           1990
        HIGHEST DAILY MEAN                  1240     Apr  8              44     Jun 15           10900       Apr 18 1950
        LOWEST DAILY MEAN                      8.0   Jan  1               5.3   Aug 27                .00    Apr  1 1940
        ANNUAL SEVEN-DAY MINIMUM               8.4   Jan  1               5.8   Aug 11                .00    Apr  1 1940
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK FLOW                                          49     Jun 15           16400     a Apr 18 1950
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK STAGE                                          1.91  Jun 15              14.48  b Apr 18 1950
        ANNUAL RUNOFF (AC-FT)              55660                      10070                      29000
        10 PERCENT EXCEEDS                   232                         21                         53
        50 PERCENT EXCEEDS                    15                         12                          8.8
        90 PERCENT EXCEEDS                     9.6                        7.7                        3.8

        a  From rating curve extended above 5,600 ft3/s on basis of indirect measurement
        b  From floodmark
        e  Estimated
        
        
                                                     WATER-QUALITY RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--Water year 1972 to current year.


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

                                DIS-     DIS-     PH       PH       SPE-
                              CHARGE,  CHARGE,   WATER    WATER    CIFIC    SPE-                       HARD-
                                 IN     INST.    WHOLE    WHOLE     CON-    CIFIC                      NESS    CALCIUM
                               CUBIC    CUBIC    FIELD     LAB     DUCT-    CON-    TEMPER-  TEMPER-   TOTAL    DIS-
                                FEET     FEET   (STAND-  (STAND-   ANCE     DUCT-    ATURE    ATURE    (MG/L    SOLVED
             DATE      TIME     PER      PER      ARD      ARD      LAB     ANCE      AIR     WATER     AS      (MG/L
                               SECOND   SECOND   UNITS)   UNITS)  (US/CM)  (US/CM)  (DEG C)  (DEG C)   CACO3)   AS CA)
                              (00060)  (00061)  (00400)  (00403)  (90095)  (00095)  (00020)  (00010)  (00900)  (00915)

         OCT
           05...       1415      --     15         --       --       --      774      9.0      8.0       --       --
         NOV
           17...       1645      --     13         --       --       --      820     11.0      3.5       --       --
         JAN
           24...       1240     10        --       --       --       --      864       .0       .0       --       --
         MAR
           03...       1505      --     23         --       --       --      906      6.5      3.0       --       --
           15...       1440      --     22         --       --       --      856      4.5      3.0       --       --
         APR
           26...       1130      --     17        8.4       --      779      778     21.0     13.5      350     82.0
         MAY
           17...       1200      --     14         --       --       --      795     13.5     13.5       --       --
         AUG
           04...       1425      --      9.7      8.4      8.1      801      756     32.5     26.5      340     79.0


                                                                    ANC                                        SOLIDS,
                      MAGNE-   POTAS-   SODIUM                    UNFLTRD   CHLO-    FLUO-            SOLIDS,  RESIDUE
                       SIUM,    SIUM,     AD-   SODIUM,           TIT 4.5   RIDE,    RIDE,   SULFATE    DIS-   AT 180
                       DIS-     DIS-    SORP-    DIS-               LAB     DIS-      DIS-    DIS-     SOLVED   DEG. C
                      SOLVED   SOLVED    TION   SOLVED             (MG/L    SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   (TONS     DIS-
             DATE     (MG/L    (MG/L    RATIO    (MG/L    SODIUM    AS      (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L     PER     SOLVED
                      AS MG)   AS K)             AS NA)  PERCENT   CACO3)   AS CL)   AS F)   AS SO4)    DAY)    (MG/L)
                     (00925)  (00935)  (00931)  (00930)  (00932)  (90410)  (00940)  (00950)  (00945)  (70302)  (70300)

         OCT
           05...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         NOV
           17...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         JAN
           24...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         MAR
           03...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
           15...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         APR
           26...      36.0      4.0       .8     34.0      17       240     13.0       .2      180     23.4      520
         MAY
           17...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         AUG
           04...      35.0      5.4       .9     39.0      20       244     16.0       .2      170     13.6      518


                          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
                05...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              NOV
                17...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JAN
                24...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              MAR
                03...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
                15...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              APR
                26...       494      2.0      20       <1      30.0      190      <.1      <1      <1.0      410
              MAY
                17...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              AUG
                04...       491      7.0      80        1      40.0      100      <.1       2       1.0      320

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