RED RIVER OF THE NORTH BASIN

                                       05120000  SOURIS (MOUSE) RIVER NEAR VERENDRYE, ND

LOCATION.--Lat 4809'35", long 10043'45", in NW1/4SW1/4 sec.17, T.154 N., R.78 W., McHenry County, Hydrologic Unit 09010003, on
   left bank 2.7 mi north of Verendrye, 19 mi upstream from mouth of Wintering River, and at mile 302.0.

DRAINAGE AREA.--11,300 mi2, approximately, of which about 6,900 mi2 is probably noncontributing.


                                                    WATER-DISCHARGE RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--February to June 1933 (gage heights only), April 1937 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some
   periods, published in WSP 1308.

REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 2113: Drainage area.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,464.87 ft above sea level. February to June 1933, at site 4 mi upstream at datum
   1.65 ft higher. Apr. 1, 1937, to Mar. 3, 1938, nonrecording gage at present site, at datum 1.97 ft higher.

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

                          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       349       37       52      e40      e31      121       39       44       52       33       19       21
          2       356       37       53      e39      e32      103       39       40       50       31       19       20
          3       364       39       52      e38      e31       93       39       37       51       32       22       17
          4       372       43       52      e37      e32       92       38       35       57       34       25       18
          5       377       43       60      e36      e32       86       37       37       58       44       45       30

          6       376       37       41      e35      e33       84       37       56       47       58       86       38
          7       373       38       52      e34      e33       86       37       41       41       58       69       34
          8       371       40       54      e34      e34       86       50       40       40      135       69       27
          9       371       41       47      e34      e34      104       52       49       37      179       58       22
         10       372       42       44      e34      e35       55       44       53       33      167       44       30

         11       372       41       43      e34      e36       54       36       64       32      138       55       32
         12       373       42       43      e34      e38       60       31      108       32      108       65       24
         13       374       43       44      e34      e37       55       30      162       36       86       65       20
         14       375       46       46      e34      e36       44       30      265       50       73       68       17
         15       381       49       46      e35      e36       38       33      224       69       62       68       15

         16       373       72       44      e35      e35       37       36      153      144       49       65       17
         17       291       86       43      e36      e35       41       37      118      144       42       62       19
         18       140       80      e42      e36      e35       40       42      101      131       38       62       19
         19        66       74      e41      e37      e34       43       60       91      110       37       63       17
         20       e60       69      e40      e38      e34       45       62       85       92       37       67       15

         21       e55       66      e38      e37      e33       45       58       72       80       36       68       15
         22       e52       62      e36      e37      e33       46       52       65       72       33       70       15
         23       e60       63      e35      e36      e34       45       48       59       65       32       64       15
         24       e55       57      e34      e36      e34       54       44       55       58       32       53       14
         25       e45       51      e33      e35      e35       56       43       50       87       31       43       13
        
         26       e40       49      e34      e36      e40       54       48       47       75       28       38       13
         27       e37       52      e36      e35      e51       59       52       52       64       28       35       13
         28       e37       53      e37      e34      e64       58       57       52       55       32       31       13
         29        36       52      e38      e33       94       55       58       49       47       19       28       13
         30        38       49      e39      e33      ---       50       50       56       37       15       24       14
         31        40      ---      e40      e32      ---       43      ---       58      ---       19       23      ---

        TOTAL    6981     1553     1339     1098     1101     1932     1319     2418     1946     1746     1573      590
        MEAN      225     51.8     43.2     35.4     38.0     62.3     44.0     78.0     64.9     56.3     50.7     19.7
        MAX       381       86       60       40       94      121       62      265      144      179       86       38
        MIN        36       37       33       32       31       37       30       35       32       15       19       13
        AC-FT   13850     3080     2660     2180     2180     3830     2620     4800     3860     3460     3120     1170

        STATISTICS OF MONTHLY MEAN DATA FOR WATER YEARS 1937 - 2000, BY WATER YEAR (WY)

        MEAN     52.1     43.2     33.8     30.7     48.0      224      682      678      262      166     87.2     55.6
        MAX       225      169      160      171      277     1209     6280     4918     2122     1599      512      363
        (WY)     2000     1976     1976     1976     1976     1976     1976     1975     1975     1953     1976     1999
        MIN      1.50     1.00     1.00      .50      .50     2.25     11.7     6.80     2.33      .67      .42      .10
        (WY)     1938     1938     1938     1938     1938     1940     1937     1938     1938     1937     1937     1937

        SUMMARY STATISTICS           FOR 1999 CALENDAR YEAR        FOR 2000 WATER YEAR           WATER YEARS 1937 - 2000

        ANNUAL TOTAL                      241403                      23596
        ANNUAL MEAN                          661                         64.5                      200
        HIGHEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                       1185              1976
        LOWEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                          18.8            1991
        HIGHEST DAILY MEAN                  3200     Mar 25             381     Oct 15            9700       Apr 20 1976
        LOWEST DAILY MEAN                     12     Jan 27              13     Sep 25                .10    Sep  1 1937
        ANNUAL SEVEN-DAY MINIMUM              12     Jan 26              13     Sep 24                .10    Sep  1 1937
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK FLOW                                         383     Oct 15            9900       Apr 19 1976
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK STAGE                                          6.12  Oct 15              17.84    Apr 19 1976
        ANNUAL RUNOFF (AC-FT)             478800                      46800                     144800
        10 PERCENT EXCEEDS                  2250                        102                        421
        50 PERCENT EXCEEDS                   363                         43                         38
        90 PERCENT EXCEEDS                    17                         28                          3.7

        e  Estimated
        
        
                                                     WATER-QUALITY RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--Water years 1950-51, 1957 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...     1345      37      720       85     10.1      8.1      8.1     1280     1320     10.5      5.2      410
      NOV
       18...     1115      80       --       --     13.1      8.3      8.1     1490     1520     -1.5      2.7      450
      JAN
       13...     1530      34       --       --       --       --       --       --     2130     -6.0       .0       --
      FEB
       22...     1300      33       --       --      4.3      7.5      7.6     1800     1810     12.5       .1      570
      MAR
       29...     1445      52       --       --     12.2      8.2      8.2     1620     1620     11.5      7.1      460
      APR
       18...     1305      37      720      118     12.8      8.2      8.2     1610     1610     12.5      8.9      460
      MAY
       16...     1530     145       --       --      8.3      8.1      8.1     1840     1880     19.5     13.3      510
      JUL
       06...     1240      58      721       77      6.2      8.0      8.1     1520     1520     26.0     22.8      420
      AUG
       07...     1245      68      718       65      5.1      8.2       --       --     1410     27.0     24.0       --
       30...     1545      23       --       --      6.3      8.1      8.1     1320     1320     19.0     20.2      360


                                                     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...     87.0    46.9       3       145      350     37.5       .2      309      1.2      .210     .249      .96
      NOV
       18...     95.9    52.2       3       152      373     45.6       .3      404      1.5     <.020    <.050      --
      JAN
       13...      --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
      FEB
       22...    121      64.5       3       192      502     43.6       .2      453      1.0      .164     .768      .84
      MAR
       29...     93.3    55.8       4       174      375     34.2       .1      471       .95    <.020    <.050      --
      APR
       18...     88.7    57.0       4       185      402     32.5       .2      437       --       --       --       --
      MAY
       16...     97.4    65.8       4       221      357     43.3       .3      611       --       --       --       --
      JUL
       06...     81.2    52.4       4       176      349     46.1       .2      409      1.2     <.020     .059      --
      AUG
       07...      --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --      1.3      .047     .075     1.2
       30...     68.9    45.5       3       143      332     41.9       .3      309      1.3      .021     .091     1.3


                                                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...       1.4      .212     17       866       91       --       --      321       3      98.2      <5
         NOV
           18...        --      .163     17      1010       --       --       --      155       3      93.2      <5
         JAN
           13...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         FEB
           22...       1.8      .093     12      1240      K15       --       --      111       3      99.4      <5
         MAR
           29...        --      .092     13      1110       K6     14.4      1.7      114       3      75.7      <5
         APR
           18...        --       --       --     1120       K6      5.2       .2      138       3      68.3      <5
         MAY
           16...        --       --      19      1350      160     10.6       .3      641       4      91.9      <5
         JUL
           06...       1.3      .275     18      1050      140     36.6      1.7      482       8      93.6      <5
         AUG
           07...       1.3      .421     15        --      150     24.4      3.1       --       --       --       --
           30...       1.4      .307     16       886      480     21.4      1.2      320      11      75.5      <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...       254      <.1      <1       <2        2      1010      <1        4        3       <3       <31
         NOV
           18...       196      E.1      E1       <2        2       790      <1        4        3       <3       <31
         JAN
           13...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         FEB
           22...       211      <.1      <1       E1        1       710      <1        3        3       <3       <31
         MAR
           29...       181      <.1      <1       <2        1       700      <1       12        2       <3       <31
         APR
           18...       225      <.1      <1       <2        2       540      <1        3        3       <3       <31
         MAY
           16...       246      <.1       1       E1        4      1560      E1        3        6       <3       <31
         JUL
           06...       237      <.1      E1       <2        3      1200       1        3        4       <3       <31
         AUG
           07...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
           30...       274      <.1      E1       E1        3       900      E1        5        4       E2       <31

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