RED RIVER OF THE NORTH BASIN

                                              05085000  FOREST RIVER AT MINTO, ND

LOCATION.--Lat 4816'10", long 9722'10", in SE1/4 sec.31, T.156 N., R.52 W., Walsh County, Hydrologic Unit 09020308, on right
   bank 30 ft upstream from dam in Minto, 150 ft upstream from Burlington Northern Railway bridge, and 900 ft east of U.S.
   Highway 81.

DRAINAGE AREA.--740 mi2, of which about 120 mi2 is probably noncontributing.


                                                    WATER-DISCHARGE RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--April 1944 to current year.

REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1438: 1948-50. WSP 1728: Drainage area.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 806.95 ft above sea level. Prior to July 15, 1954, nonrecording gage at site 400
   ft upstream at same datum.

REMARKS.--Records fair except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Occasionally during high stages, particularly when
   the channel is filled with snow, overflow occurs 0.5 mi below the municipality of Forest River and bypasses the gage 3 mi
   south of Minto and flows into Lake Ardoch. Bypass flow is not included in computation of discharge record for station at
   Minto.

                          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        24      e19      e14      e13      e10      e20      e21       16     12         30     12        7.2
          2        24      e19      e14      e12      e10      e24      e21       15     12         26     12        7.1
          3        22      e19      e14      e12      e10      e27      e22       15     13         24     11        8.2
          4       e21      e18      e14      e12      e10      e29      e22       14     13         23      9.8      7.8
          5        21      e17      e14      e12      e10      e30      e22       15     12         27     10        8.5

          6       e18      e17      e14      e12      e10      e30      e21       14     11         22     10       10
          7        18      e17      e14      e12      e10      e28      e20       16     10         25     10       12
          8        17      e16      e14      e12      e10      e25      e20       17     11         32      9.4     13
          9        17      e16      e14      e12      e10      e23      e19       16      8.9       46      8.8      9.5
         10       e17      e16      e13      e12      e10      e21      e19       15      8.9       42      8.5      8.7

         11       e17      e16      e13      e12      e10      e20      e19       14      9.8       37      8.0      9.1
         12       e17      e15      e13      e12      e10      e19      e19       14     10         34      9.2      8.9
         13       e17      e15      e13      e12      e10      e19      e19       13     46         33      7.8      7.6
         14       e18      e14      e13      e12      e10      e18      e19       13    282         32      7.5      6.7
         15       e18      e14      e13      e12      e10      e18      e19       16    403         31      6.8      6.6

         16       e18      e14      e13      e12      e11      e17      e18       18    254         30      6.5      7.0
         17       e18      e14      e13      e12      e11      e17      e18       18    154         26      6.9      7.5
         18       e17      e14      e13      e12      e11      e18      e17       16    105         24      7.6      6.3
         19       e17      e15      e13      e12      e11      e19      e16       15     72         23      8.2      6.8
         20       e17      e15      e13      e12      e11      e20      e16       15     61         22      8.8      6.0

         21       e17      e15      e13      e12      e11      e23      e15       16     58         21     16        5.7
         22       e17      e15      e13      e12      e11      e26      e15       15     54         20     15        7.5
         23       e16      e15      e13      e12      e11      e30      e14       15     51         19     14        7.1
         24       e17      e15      e13      e12      e11      e33      e14       14     51         17     13        7.6
         25       e18      e15      e13      e11      e12      e32       14       12     47         17     12        7.5

         26       e19      e15      e13      e11      e13      e29       15       13     44         17     12        7.8
         27       e18      e15      e13      e11      e14      e26       15       12     42         16     11        8.0
         28       e18      e15      e13      e11      e16      e24       14       12     39         16      8.5      7.7
         29       e17      e14      e13      e10      e18      e23       15       13     35         16      7.7      7.6
         30       e18      e14      e13      e10      ---      e22       16       13     33         15      7.5      7.7
         31       e18      ---      e13      e10      ---      e21      ---       13      ---       15      7.3      ---

        TOTAL     566      468      412      363      322      731      534      453   1962.6      778    302.8    238.7
        MEAN     18.3     15.6     13.3     11.7     11.1     23.6     17.8     14.6     65.4     25.1     9.77     7.96
        MAX        24       19       14       13       18       33       22       18      403       46       16       13
        MIN        16       14       13       10       10       17       14       12      8.9       15      6.5      5.7
        AC-FT    1120      928      817      720      639     1450     1060      899     3890     1540      601      473

        STATISTICS OF MONTHLY MEAN DATA FOR WATER YEARS 1944 - 2000, BY WATER YEAR (WY)

        MEAN     9.81     9.46     5.59     3.15     3.30     71.7      306      102     47.8     34.4     16.4     9.18
        MAX      59.1     23.8     20.9     15.8     50.2      438     1573     1515      267      348      328     69.0
        (WY)     1983     1998     1998     1998     1998     1966     1950     1950     1964     1997     1993     1993
        MIN      .000      .97      .29     .000     .000     .000     17.8     10.6     4.21     1.87     .000     .000
        (WY)     1991     1991     1990     1977     1961     1962     2000     1946     1991     1980     1946     1961

        SUMMARY STATISTICS           FOR 1999 CALENDAR YEAR        FOR 2000 WATER YEAR           WATER YEARS 1944 - 2000

        ANNUAL TOTAL                       36463.3                     7131.1
        ANNUAL MEAN                           99.9                       19.5                       52.0
        HIGHEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                        268              1950
        LOWEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                           4.36           1990
        HIGHEST DAILY MEAN                  1550     Apr 10             403     Jun 15           11600       Apr 19 1950
        LOWEST DAILY MEAN                      8.6   Jan  1               5.7   Sep 21                .00    Sep  5 1945
        ANNUAL SEVEN-DAY MINIMUM               8.9   Jan  1               6.6   Sep 15                .00    Sep  5 1945
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK FLOW                                         474     Jun 15          a 16600      Apr 18 1950
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK STAGE                                          2.87  Jun 15             b 11.80   Apr 18 1950
        ANNUAL RUNOFF (AC-FT)              72320                      14140                      37680
        10 PERCENT EXCEEDS                   326                         27                         77
        50 PERCENT EXCEEDS                    20                         14                          8.5
        90 PERCENT EXCEEDS                    11                          8.6                         .50

        a  From rating curve extended above 7,200 ft3/s on basis of contracted opening measurement of peak flow  
        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-     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
           07...       0915    17         --       --       --      807      9.0      6.5       --       --       --
         NOV
           18...       1100    14         --       --       --      869      3.0      1.5       --       --       --
         JAN
           27...       1155    11         --       --       --      984     -7.0      1.0       --       --       --
         MAR
           14...       1815    18         --       --       --      855     -2.0       .5       --       --       --
         APR
           25...       1230    14        8.4       --      793      787     19.5     17.0      350     75.0     40.0
         MAY
           16...       1550    17         --       --       --      794     26.0     15.5       --       --       --
         AUG
           02...       1505    12         --       --       --      843     33.0     26.0       --       --       --
           31...       1420     7.8      8.1      8.0      803      767     19.5     18.0      350     79.0     38.0


                                                                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
                07...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              NOV
                18...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JAN
                27...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              MAR
                14...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              APR
                25...       5.0       .8     36.0      18       208     21.0       .2      200     20.0      526
              MAY
                16...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              AUG
                02...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
                31...       6.2       .8     35.0      17       243     19.0       .2      170     10.7      508


                          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
                07...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              NOV
                18...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JAN
                27...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              MAR
                14...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              APR
                25...       503      2.0      20       <1      30.0      220      <.1       1      <1.0      410
              MAY
                16...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              AUG
                02...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
                31...       494     20.0      20        1      30.0      240       .1       3       2.0      380

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