RED RIVER OF THE NORTH BASIN

                                 05113750  EAST BRANCH SHORT CREEK RESERVOIR NEAR COLUMBUS, ND
                                 
LOCATION.--Lat 4859'26", long 10247'07", in SW1/4NW1/4 sec.32, T.164 N., R.93 W., Burke County, Hydrologic Unit 09010001, 
   on left bank of reservoir on East Branch Short Creek, 0.5 mi south of international boundary, and 6.0 mi north of 
   Columbus.

DRAINAGE AREA.--280 mi2, of which 175 mi2 is probably noncontributing.

                                               MONTHEND-GAGE HEIGHT AND CONTENTS RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--April 1963 to current year.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder.  Datum of gage is 1,860.00 ft above sea level.

REMARKS.--Records good except for estimated periods, which are fair.  Reservoir is formed by earth-fill dam; storage began 
   April 1963.  Outlet of lake is a fixed-crest concrete dam; average crest elevation, 1,886.90 ft above sea level.  
   Reservoir capacity at crest elevation, 1,200 acre-ft.  The reservoir is operated for water supply and recreation.  
   Records of daily reservoir stage and contents are available from files at the Bismarck District office.

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum contents, 1,850 acre-ft, Mar. 28, 1976, gage height, 32.13 ft; minimum,
   770 acre-ft, Dec. 10, 1988, gage height, 22.57 ft.

EXTREMES FOR CURRENT YEAR.--Maximum contents, 1,240 acre-ft, Oct. 1, gage height, 27.31 ft; minimum contents,
   1,110 acre-ft, Sept. 30, gage height, 26.20 ft.



                 MONTHEND GAGE HEIGHT AND CONTENTS AT 2400, WATER YEAR OCTOBER 1999 TO SEPTEMBER 2000
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                     Date                          Gage height            Contents           Change in contents
                                                      (feet)             (acre-feet)             (acre-feet)
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Sept. 30 ---------------------------                  27.30                 1240                     --
Oct. 31 ----------------------------                 *27.20                 1220                     -20
Nov. 30 ----------------------------                  27.03                 1200                     -20
Dec. 31 ----------------------------                  27.02                 1200                       0

    CAL YR 1999                                        --                    --                      +90

Jan. 31 ----------------------------                  26.99                 1200                       0
Feb. 29 ----------------------------                  27.05                 1210                     +10
Mar. 31 ----------------------------                  27.04                 1200                     -10
Apr. 30 ----------------------------                  27.06                 1210                     +10
May 31 -----------------------------                  26.85                 1180                     -30
June 30 ----------------------------                  27.05                 1210                     +30
July 31 ----------------------------                  26.87                 1190                     -20
Aug. 31 ----------------------------                  26.54                 1150                     -40
Sept. 30 ---------------------------                  26.22                 1110                     -40

    WTR YR 2000                                        --                    --                     -130
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* Estimated

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