RED RIVER OF THE NORTH BASIN

                                              05100000  PEMBINA RIVER AT NECHE, ND
                                                 (International gaging station)

LOCATION.--Lat 4859'23", long 9733'24", in NW1/4NW1/4 sec.31, T.164 N., R.53 W., Pembina County, Hydrologic Unit 09020313, on
   right bank at bridge on State Highway 18 and at northwest corner of Neche.

DRAINAGE AREA.--3,410 mi2, approximately.


                                                    WATER-DISCHARGE RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--May 1903 to September 1908, June 1909 to September 1915, April 1919 to current year. Monthly discharge only
   for some periods, published in WSP 1308.

REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1308: 1904-8, 1910-15, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924. WSP 1388: 1904(M), 1914, 1915(M), 1931(M), 1933, 1938(M).
   WSP 1728: Drainage area.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 809.69 ft above sea level. From Apr. 18, 1939 to July 21, 1999 at site 0.8 mi
   downstream at same datum. May 25, 1932 to Apr. 17, 1939, nonrecording gage on bridge on State Highway 18 at same datum. Prior
   to May 24, 1932, nonrecording gage at Burlington Northern Railway bridge, 0.1 mi upstream, at same datum.

REMARKS.--Records good except for periods of estimated discharge, which are poor.

COOPERATION.--This station is one of the international gaging stations maintained by the United States under agreement with
   Canada.

                          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       e84      e57      e38      e29      e29      e58     e156      105       64       58       46       52
          2       e85      e56      e37      e29      e29      e73     e148      101       63       56       46       46
          3       e85      e55      e36      e29      e29      e82     e148       97       62       55       50       46
          4       e83      e54      e36      e29      e29      e96     e148       91       63       55       48       45
          5       e82      e54      e35      e29      e29     e104     e145       90       62       54       51       45

          6       e81      e53      e35      e29      e29     e112     e143       97       61       54       45       50
          7       e80      e53      e35      e29      e29     e120     e142       94       60       57       42       49
          8       e78      e52      e34      e29      e28     e129     e142       95       57       58       45       48
          9       e78      e52      e34      e29      e28     e131     e144       95       57       58       44       44
         10       e77      e50      e34      e29      e28     e125     e148       91       55       55       45       40

         11       e76      e50      e34      e29      e28     e118     e147       87       56       55       47       40
         12       e74      e49      e34      e29      e28     e116     e143       91       58       56       63       37
         13       e73      e48      e34      e29      e28     e122      138       96       68       56       57       36
         14       e72      e47      e34      e29      e28     e128      132      111       90       57       56       36
         15       e71      e47      e33      e29      e28     e134      130      106      104       55       51       36

         16       e70      e46      e33      e29      e28     e141      133       97      143       56       47       37
         17       e70      e44      e32      e29      e28     e144      126       92      130       52       44       36
         18       e70      e43      e32      e29      e28     e156      126       94      124       51       42      e35
         19       e69      e43      e32      e29      e28     e190      123       89       97       50       42      e35
         20       e69      e42      e32      e29      e28     e200      118       83       92       49       45      e35

         21       e66      e42      e32      e29      e29     e207      116       83       87       48       46      e36
         22       e65      e42      e31      e29      e30     e208      116       83       79       49       45      e37
         23       e64      e41      e31      e29      e32     e207      124       81       74       50       44      e37
         24       e62      e41      e31      e29      e34     e206      120       80       72       51       42      e36
         25       e62      e40      e30      e29      e37     e202      113       76       65       49       40      e35

         26       e61      e40      e30      e29      e39     e200      112       74       61       48       41      e35
         27       e60      e40      e30      e29      e42     e198      111       71       62       48       41      e35
         28       e59      e39      e30      e29      e47     e194      112       70       62       48       48      e35
         29       e58      e39      e29      e29      e52     e188      106       73       59       45       58      e34
         30       e57      e38      e29      e29      ---     e180      104       72       59       44       63      e33
         31       e57      ---      e29      e29      ---     e161      ---       67      ---       45       69      ---

        TOTAL    2198     1397     1016      899      909     4630     3914     2732     2246     1622     1493     1181
        MEAN     70.9     46.6     32.8     29.0     31.3      149      130     88.1     74.9     52.3     48.2     39.4
        MAX        85       57       38       29       52      208      156      111      143       58       69       52
        MIN        57       38       29       29       28       58      104       67       55       44       40       33
        AC-FT    4360     2770     2020     1780     1800     9180     7760     5420     4450     3220     2960     2340

        STATISTICS OF MONTHLY MEAN DATA FOR WATER YEARS 1903 - 2000, BY WATER YEAR (WY)

        MEAN     76.3     49.4     23.9     12.6     9.09      108      910      729      345      190      113     80.3
        MAX       643      486      261      120     65.8     1216     4713     4770     1894     1509      946      648
        (WY)     1995     1995     1995     1995     1995     1995     1998     1997     1999     1997     1993     1993
        MIN      .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     24.7     11.8     6.56     .000     .000     .000
        (WY)     1939     1939     1939     1933     1933     1936     1939     1939     1940     1940     1939     1938

        SUMMARY STATISTICS           FOR 1999 CALENDAR YEAR        FOR 2000 WATER YEAR           WATER YEARS 1903 - 2000

        ANNUAL TOTAL                      191709                      24237
        ANNUAL MEAN                          525                         66.2                      223
        HIGHEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                       1116              1995
        LOWEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                           3.96           1939
        HIGHEST DAILY MEAN                  3690     Jun  2             208     Mar 22           14300       Apr 27 1997
        LOWEST DAILY MEAN                     21     Jan 26              28     Feb  8                .00    Feb  1 1932
        ANNUAL SEVEN-DAY MINIMUM              21     Jan 26              28     Feb  8                .00    Feb  1 1932
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK FLOW                                       a 208     Mar 22           15100       Apr 27 1997
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK STAGE                                        b 5.15  Mar 22            c 24.51    Apr 21 1997
        ANNUAL RUNOFF (AC-FT)             380300                      48070                     161300
        10 PERCENT EXCEEDS                  1390                        129                        500
        50 PERCENT EXCEEDS                    96                         52                         43
        90 PERCENT EXCEEDS                    25                         29                          1.2

        a  From measurement at discharge, may have been higher during period of no record, Feb. 25 to Mar. 30
        b  Observed, may have been higher during period of no record, Feb. 25 to Mar. 30
        c  Backwater from ice
        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
           04...       1620      83       --       --       --      905      14.0     7.0       --       --       --
         NOV
           17...       1050      44       --       --       --      996       6.5      .5       --       --       --
         JAN
           26...       1700      29       --       --       --       --     -12.0      .0       --       --       --
         MAR
           01...       1015      58       --       --       --      860      -2.5      .5       --       --       --
           22...       1325     208       --       --       --      943      15.0     1.0       --       --       --
         APR
           27...       1455     114      8.4      8.2       --      855      17.0    14.5      360     81.0     39.0
         MAY
           18...       1550      94       --       --       --      870      18.0    16.5       --       --       --
         JUL
           12...       1830      57       --       --       --      828      33.0    28.0       --       --       --
         AUG
           29...       0815      61      8.3      8.1      735      717      16.0    16.5      290     66.0     31.0


                                                                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
                04...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              NOV
                17...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JAN
                26...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              MAR
                01...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
                22...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              APR
                27...      10.0       1      49.0      22       264     16.0       .2      190     179       582
              MAY
                18...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JUL
                12...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              AUG
                29...       8.8       1      43.0      24       213     15.0       .2      160      80.1     489


                          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
                04...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              NOV
                17...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JAN
                26...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              MAR
                01...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
                22...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              APR
                27...       544      3.0      20        1      60.0      20       <.1       2       1.0      450
              MAY
                18...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JUL
                12...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              AUG
                29...       452      5.0      80       <1      50.0      10       <.1       6       2.0      370

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