RED RIVER OF THE NORTH BASIN

                                         05117500  SOURIS (MOUSE) RIVER ABOVE MINOT, ND

LOCATION.--Lat 4814'45", long 10122'15", in NW1/4NW1/4SE1/4 sec.17, T.155 N., R.83 W., Ward County, Hydrologic Unit 09010001,
   on right bank 180 ft downstream from county highway bridge, 3.5 mi west of Minot, 7 mi downstream from Des Lacs River, and at
   mile 388.5.

DRAINAGE AREA.--10,600 mi2, approximately, of which about 6,700 mi2 is probably noncontributing.


                                                    WATER-DISCHARGE RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--May 1903 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1308. Published as Mouse
   River at Minot, 1903-24, Souris River at Minot, 1927-28, 1929-34, and Souris River near Minot, 1928-29.

REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1308: 1905, 1909-14, 1918, 1924-25, 1927. WSP 1338: 1903-4, 1906, 1917, 1928, 1929(M). WSP 2113: Drainage
   area.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and concrete control. Datum of gage is 1,545.75 ft above sea level. May 5, 1903, to Sept. 30, 1928;
   Oct. 1, 1929, to Sept. 30, 1934; nonrecording gages at mile 377.6 in Minot, at datum 12.5 ft lower, Oct. 1, 1928, to Sept.
   30, 1929, nonrecording gages at Saugstad bridge at mile 366.8, 5 mi southeast of Minot and at datum 19.2 ft lower than
   present datum. Records equivalent except those for periods of extreme low flow, as some industrial and sanitary waste enters
   the river between the sites.

REMARKS.--Records good except for periods of estimated discharge, which are fair. Flow regulated by reservoirs on Souris and Des
   Lacs Rivers, combined capacity, about 700,000 acre-ft; some small diversions for irrigation and municipal supply.

EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum stage in Minot at least 3 ft higher than 1904 peak, in 1881, according to Apr. 20,
   1904, issue of Minot Daily Optic. This peak probably occurred in 1882.

                          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       387       44       27       25       11       33     10        9.7     17        4.6      2.8      5.0
          2       388      e35       29       24       11       33     11        8.1     20        6.5      3.0      7.7
          3       387      e27       33       23       12       34     12        7.3     18        8.3      5.3     11
          4       381       23       30       26       12       32     11        6.6     18       19        6.9     12
          5       379       20       26       21       12       29     12        5.9     16      151       10       11

          6       377       17       25       19       12       29     13        6.9     18      165       20       12
          7       378       17       24       18       12      e28      9.7      8.1     19      139       55       14
          8       377       18       25       18       12      e26     12        9.3     20      104       62       13
          9       376       20       27       18      e13      e34     12        9.2     21       75       62       11
         10       374       21       25       19      e12       28     12       10       21       55       60        8.7

         11       370       21       24       20      e11       31     13       17       18       43       63        7.1
         12       376       52       26       19      e11       23     13       26       15       35       72        5.8
         13       387       63       27       16      e10       19     14       26       19       26       72        5.4
         14       314       39       28       16      e10       17     17       35       39       22       71        4.8
         15       154       33       27       16      e10       16     17       45       45       19       72        4.3

         16        80       30       27       17      e11       14     16       39       47       15       72        4.0
         17        62       30       23       17      e11       14     16       30       46       11       73        3.9
         18        57       28       21       15      e12       13     17       23       49        7.7     72        3.9
         19        49       27      e20       14      e12       13     17       18       41        8.3     64        4.7
         20        47       26      e19       14       12       14     16       16       35        9.0     41        9.5

         21        56       29      e18       13       13       14     17       16       27        7.8     22       14
         22        45       28       18       13       14       15     14       16       18        6.7     13       15
         23        40       27       17       13       17       16     12       15       16        5.7     13       14
         24        39       25       16       11       19       22     11       13       17        5.2     11       13
         25        35       22       16       10       24       20     15       10       14        5.3     10       11

         26        33       23       17       10       36       17     14        8.7     10        4.9      8.5     10
         27        33       24       17       10       31       16     14       14        8.2      4.3      7.0     10
         28        32       26       18       12       29       12     12       17        6.5      4.1      7.1     10
         29        33       23       19       11       34       11      9.6     15        5.6      3.6      7.3     10
         30        34       24       21       11      ---       11     10       13        4.9      3.2      7.1     10
         31        49      ---       23       11      ---       11      ---     11        ---      2.9      6.1      ---

        TOTAL    6129      842      713      500      446      645    399.3    504.8    669.2    977.1   1071.1    275.8
        MEAN      198     28.1     23.0     16.1     15.4     20.8     13.3     16.3     22.3     31.5     34.6     9.19
        MAX       388       63       33       26       36       34       17       45       49      165       73       15
        MIN        32       17       16       10       10       11      9.6      5.9      4.9      2.9      2.8      3.9
        AC-FT   12160     1670     1410      992      885     1280      792     1000     1330     1940     2120      547

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

        MEAN     32.8     27.9     22.4     20.9     27.5      133      650      562      198      125     62.3     46.0
        MAX       266      159      164      170      399     1272     6209     4916     1402     1393      480      748
        (WY)     1904     1952     1976     1976     1997     1976     1976     1904     1975     1953     1999     1903
        MIN      .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     1.27      .31     .000     .000     .000     .000
        (WY)     1935     1935     1935     1935     1935     1936     1937     1993     1938     1937     1937     1935

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

        ANNUAL TOTAL                      202750.7                    13172.3
        ANNUAL MEAN                          555                         36.0                      159
        HIGHEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                       1105              1976
        LOWEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                           1.30           1931
        HIGHEST DAILY MEAN                  2670     Apr 20             388     Oct  2           11400       Apr 22 1904
        LOWEST DAILY MEAN                      3.6   Feb  7               2.8   Aug  1                .00    Sep 26 1917
        ANNUAL SEVEN-DAY MINIMUM               3.7   Feb 18               3.4   Jul 27                .00    Sep 26 1917
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK FLOW                                         388     Oct  1           12000       Apr 20 1904
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK STAGE                                          5.82  Oct  1         a,b  21.90    Apr 20 1904
        ANNUAL RUNOFF (AC-FT)             402200                      26130                     114800
        10 PERCENT EXCEEDS                  1710                         56                        317
        50 PERCENT EXCEEDS                   358                         17                         21
        90 PERCENT EXCEEDS                     5.3                        7.2                         .20
        
        a  At site in Minot, from rating curve extended above 8,000 ft3/s        
        b  Maximum stage at present site about 23 ft in April 1904
        e  Estimated
        
        
                                                     WATER-QUALITY RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--Water year 1969 to current year.


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

                          DIS-    BARO-   OXYGEN,             PH       PH       SPE-
                        CHARGE,   METRIC    DIS-             WATER    WATER    CIFIC    SPE-                       HARD-
                         INST.    PRES-    SOLVED            WHOLE    WHOLE     CON-    CIFIC                      NESS
                         CUBIC     SURE    (PER-   OXYGEN,   FIELD     LAB     DUCT-    CON-    TEMPER-  TEMPER-   TOTAL
                          FEET     (MM      CENT     DIS-   (STAND-  (STAND-   ANCE     DUCT-    ATURE    ATURE    (MG/L
       DATE      TIME     PER       OF     SATUR-   SOLVED    ARD      ARD      LAB     ANCE      AIR     WATER     AS
                         SECOND    HG)     ATION)   (MG/L)   UNITS)   UNITS)  (US/CM)  (US/CM)  (DEG C)  (DEG C)   CACO3)
                        (00061)  (00025)  (00301)  (00300)  (00400)  (00403)  (90095)  (00095)  (00020)  (00010)  (00900)

      OCT
       28...     1145     32        --       --     11.5      8.4      8.3     1320     1330      8.5      5.0      380
      NOV
       15...     1530     32       723      104     12.4      8.3      8.1     1380     1400     11.5      5.5      410
      JAN
       07...     1310     19        --       --       --       --       --       --     1740      1.0       .5       --
      FEB
       24...     1230     19        --       --     13.2      7.8      7.9     1920     1950      6.0       .3      590
      MAR
       27...     1615     16        --       --     15.6      8.7      8.5     1350     1350      4.2      7.4      360
      APR
       20...     1630     15        --       --     13.6      8.3      8.2     1500     1480     19.5     13.2      420
      MAY
       18...     0945     23        --       --     10.2      8.4      8.2     1740     1750      9.3     13.5      490
      JUL
       06...     1530    146        --       --      7.0      8.1      8.1     1370     1370     27.5     22.3      360
      AUG
       09...     1145     62        --       --      5.8      8.6       --       --     1140     25.5     22.7       --
       30...     1345      6.5      --       --      6.7      8.4      8.3     1270     1270     22.0     19.5      370


                                                     ANC                                NITRO-   NITRO-   NITRO-
                         MAGNE-   SODIUM           UNFLTRD   CHLO-    FLUO-            GEN,AM-    GEN,     GEN,    NITRO-
               CALCIUM    SIUM,     AD-   SODIUM,  TIT 4.5   RIDE,    RIDE,   SULFATE  MONIA +  AMMONIA  NO2+NO3    GEN,
                DIS-      DIS-    SORP-    DIS-      LAB     DIS-      DIS-    DIS-    ORGANIC    DIS-     DIS-   ORGANIC
                SOLVED   SOLVED    TION   SOLVED    (MG/L    SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   TOTAL    SOLVED   SOLVED   TOTAL
       DATE     (MG/L    (MG/L    RATIO    (MG/L     AS      (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L
                AS CA)   AS MG)            AS NA)   CACO3)   AS CL)   AS F)   AS SO4)   AS N)    AS N)    AS N)    AS N)
               (00915)  (00925)  (00931)  (00930)  (90410)  (00940)  (00950)  (00945)  (00625)  (00608)  (00631)  (00605)

      OCT
       28...     72.9    49.2       4       158      343     22.9       .2      351      1.7     <.020    <.050      --
      NOV
       15...     81.4    49.8       3       146      339     23.8       .2      377      2.4     <.020    <.050      --
      JAN
       07...      --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
      FEB
       24...    116      72.0       4       205      511     50.3       .3      501      1.8      .108     .822     1.7
      MAR
       27...     68.3    45.3       3       151      315     27.2       .1      358      1.5     <.020    <.050      --
      APR
       20...     82.9    52.2       4       166      378     37.8       .2      388       --       --       --       --
      MAY
       18...     92.8    62.7       4       213      428     36.1       .3      492      1.7     <.020    <.050      --
      JUL
       06...     68.5    46.5       4       159      286     27.8       .2      403      1.5      .147     .176     1.3
      AUG
       09...      --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --      1.6      .065    <.050     1.5
       30...     61.4    51.5       3       145      365     39.5       .3      272      1.6     <.020    <.050      --


                                                SOLIDS,   COLI-   CHLOR-A  CHLOR-B   ALUM-                      BERYL-
                                                RESIDUE   FORM,    PHYTO-   PHYTO-   INUM,            BARIUM,   LIUM,
                      NITRO-   PHOS-   CARBON,  AT 180    FECAL,   PLANK-   PLANK-   TOTAL             TOTAL    TOTAL
                       GEN,   PHORUS   ORGANIC   DEG. C   0.7       TON      TON     RECOV-  ARSENIC   RECOV-   RECOV-
                      TOTAL    TOTAL    TOTAL     DIS-    UM-MF   CHROMO   CHROMO    ERABLE   TOTAL    ERABLE   ERABLE
             DATE     (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L    SOLVED  (COLS./  FLUOROM  FLUOROM   (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L
                      AS N)    AS P)    AS C)    (MG/L)  100 ML)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)   AS AL)   AS AS)   AS BA)   AS BE)
                     (00600)  (00665)  (00680)  (70300)  (31625)  (70953)  (70954)  (01105)  (01002)  (01007)  (01012)

         OCT
           28...        --      .271     29       910       K4       --       --      135       5       76.4     <5
         NOV
           15...        --      .229     22       938       K2       --       --       76       4       84.7     <5
         JAN
           07...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         FEB
           24...       2.6      .124     17      1350       --       --       --       62      E2      102       <5
         MAR
           27...        --      .124     20       912       --      6.1      1.2       78       3       58.2     <5
         APR
           20...        --       --       --     1010       <2      3.1       .6      E24      E3       69.3     <5
         MAY
           18...        --      .219     22      1200      K16      7.3      1.3       52       5       94.5     <5
         JUL
           06...       1.6      .309     20       940      640     18.5      1.4      884       7       95.9     <5
         AUG
           09...        --      .571     19        --      K30      8.8       .9       --       --       --       --
           30...        --      .576     20       850       50     11.7       .7      168      15       66.2     <5

                                                            
                                        CHRO-                                        MOLYB-
                      BORON,  CADMIUM   MIUM,   COBALT,  COPPER,   IRON,    LEAD,    DENUM,  NICKEL,            ZINC,
                      TOTAL    WATER    TOTAL    TOTAL    TOTAL    TOTAL    TOTAL    TOTAL    TOTAL    SELE-    TOTAL
                      RECOV-  UNFLTRD   RECOV-   RECOV-   RECOV-   RECOV-   RECOV-   RECOV-   RECOV-   NIUM,    RECOV-
                      ERABLE   TOTAL    ERABLE   ERABLE   ERABLE   ERABLE   ERABLE   ERABLE   ERABLE   TOTAL    ERABLE
             DATE     (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L
                      AS B)    AS CD)   AS CR)   AS CO)   AS CU)   AS FE)   AS PB)   AS MO)   AS NI)   AS SE)   AS ZN)
                     (01022)  (01027)  (01034)  (01037)  (01042)  (01045)  (01051)  (01062)  (01067)  (01147)  (01092)

         OCT
           28...       133      <.1      <1       <2        3       480      <1        3        2       <3       <31
         NOV
           15...       111      <.1      <1       E1        2       420      <1        3        3       <3       <31
         JAN
           07...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         FEB
           24...       182       .2      <1       <2        2       490      <1        3        4       <3       <31
         MAR
           27...       108      <.1      <1       <2        2       450      <1        2        3       <3       <31
         APR
           20...       122      <.1      E1       <2       E1       310      <1        3        3       <3       <31
         MAY
           18...       145      <.1      <1       <2       E1       220      <1        3        4       <3       <31
         JUL
           06...       114      <.1      E1       E1        3      1580       2        2        5       E1       <31
         AUG
           09...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
           30...       293      <.1      <1       E1        2       450      <1        2        4       <3       <31

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