RED RIVER OF THE NORTH BASIN

                                          05120500  WINTERING RIVER NEAR KARLSRUHE, ND

LOCATION.--Lat 4808'18", long 10032'22", SW1/4SW1/4SW1/4 sec.23, T.154 N., R.77 W., McHenry County, Hydrologic Unit 09010003,
   on right bank downstream from county highway bridge, 9 mi upstream from mouth, and 5 mi northeast of Karlsruhe.

DRAINAGE AREA.--705 mi2, of which about 420 mi2 is probably noncontributing. (Drainage area shown is for former location 5 river
   miles downstream. Total drainage area has been reduced about 10 percent, which mostly consists of noncontributing area. New
   drainage areas will be published, but have not been delineated.)

                                                    WATER-DISCHARGE RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--March 1937 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1308.

REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1728: Drainage area.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,500 ft above sea level, from topographic map. Mar. 1937 to Sept. 30, 1994, at
   site 5 miles downstream, at datum 20 ft lower.

REMARKS.--Records fair except for periods of estimated discharge, which are poor. Some regulation by Fish and Wildlife Service
   dams on Cottonwood and Wintering Lakes, controlled capacity, about 850 acre-ft.

                          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        33       16     13       e6.1     e4.3      e45       33       23       81       67     17         11
          2        33       15     12       e6.1     e4.2      e42       36       22       75       66     15         14
          3        32       15     12       e5.8     e4.3      e39       35       21       68       65     30         15
          4        31       15     11       e5.6     e4.4      e36       35       20       62       65     22         15
          5        30       15     14       e5.4     e4.5      e32       37       20       55       83     34         15
   
          6        30       15     12       e5.2     e4.6      e27       33       23       50       81     30         14
          7        29       15     12       e5.0     e4.6       23       33       24       46       90     26         15
          8        28       15     11       e5.0     e4.8       19       33       28       42       92     21         13
          9        27       14    e11       e5.0     e4.9       22       32       23       40       83     16         13
         10        26       15    e11       e5.0     e5.0       21       32       25       37       72     14         13
       
         11        25       14    e10       e4.9     e4.9       21       33       35       35       69     12         13
         12        25       14    e10       e4.9     e4.7       21       34       49       34       70     12         13
         13        24       14    e10       e4.9     e4.5       20       35       48       36       70     11         18
         14        23       13     e9.0     e4.9     e4.3       24       45       47       46       70     10         33
         15        23       14     e7.0     e4.8     e4.2       30       35       45       43       70      9.6       52
        
         16        22       13     e6.0     e4.8     e4.1       29       35       44       46       67      9.6       63
         17        21       14     e5.4     e4.8     e4.0       31       38       45       45       65     10         67
         18        21       14     e4.6     e4.9     e3.8       34       38       46       42       63      8.9       66
         19        20       13     e4.2     e5.0     e3.7       29       35       49       42       62      9.9       63
         20        19       13     e4.0     e5.1     e3.6       37       33       54       49       60     12         57
        
         21        19       13     e4.0     e5.0     e3.7       39       31       66       57       57     15         50
         22        18       13     e4.1     e4.9     e3.8       40       30       85       59       53     13         49
         23        18       12     e4.3     e4.8     e4.4       37       29       96       60       49     11         44
         24        18       12     e4.8     e4.8     e6.0       41       30       97      e64       45     12         39
         25        17       12     e5.0     e4.9    e19         36       31       94      e67       42     12         34
        
         26        17       15     e5.2     e4.8    e45         37       29       87      e69       39     11         32
         27        17       13     e5.4     e4.7    e52         36       28       91      e70       35     10         29
         28        16       12     e5.6     e4.6    e46         35       27       91      e71       33     12         27
         29        16       12     e5.8     e4.5    e42         36       26       91       71       30     11         25
         30        16       12     e6.0     e4.4      ---       37       26       88       69       25     10         23
         31        16      ---     e6.0     e4.3      ---       35      ---       82      ---       20     11        ---

        TOTAL     710      412    245.4    154.9    309.3      991      987     1659     1631     1858    458.0      935
        MEAN     22.9     13.7     7.92     5.00     10.7     32.0     32.9     53.5     54.4     59.9     14.8     31.2
        MAX        33       16       14      6.1       52       45       45       97       81       92       34       67
        MIN        16       12      4.0      4.3      3.6       19       26       20       34       20      8.9       11
        AC-FT    1410      817      487      307      613     1970     1960     3290     3240     3690      908     1850

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

        MEAN     6.26     5.47     2.16     1.03     1.40     24.9     71.2     33.9     17.8     12.0     7.61     5.82
        MAX       109     98.8     9.45     5.00     10.7      343      465      304      194     95.1     87.3     67.3
        (WY)     1995     1995     1995     2000     2000     1995     1997     1999     1999     1999     1993     1999
        MIN      .034      .50     .000     .000     .000     .000     2.81     1.65      .43      .23     .006     .000
        (WY)     1993     1938     1938     1938     1938     1951     1992     1992     1992     1989     1989     1992

        SUMMARY STATISTICS           FOR 1999 CALENDAR YEAR        FOR 2000 WATER YEAR           WATER YEARS 1937 - 2000
        
        ANNUAL TOTAL                       30929.67                   10350.6
        ANNUAL MEAN                           84.7                       28.3                       16.0
        HIGHEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                         82.0            1999
        LOWEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                           1.36           1992
        HIGHEST DAILY MEAN                   593     May 15              97     May 24            2500       Apr  7 1949
        LOWEST DAILY MEAN                       .38  Jan 27               3.6   Feb 20                .00    Mar  1 1937
        ANNUAL SEVEN-DAY MINIMUM                .38  Jan 27               3.8   Feb 16                .00    Mar  1 1937
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK FLOW                                          99     May 12            3000       Apr  7 1949
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK STAGE                                        a 5.08  Feb 26            a 12.00    Apr  7 1949
        ANNUAL RUNOFF (AC-FT)              61350                      20530                      11590
        10 PERCENT EXCEEDS                   222                         65                         32
        50 PERCENT EXCEEDS                    36                         22                          3.3
        90 PERCENT EXCEEDS                      .44                       4.8                         .10
        
        a  Backwater from ice
        e  Estimated
        
        
                                                     WATER-QUALITY RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--Water years 1954-56, 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
           05...       1200    12         --       --       --      650     10.0     12.0       --       --       --
         NOV
           02...       1200     3.8       --       --       --      830      2.0      6.0       --       --       --
           18...       1245    14         --       --       --     1160     -1.5      1.9       --       --       --
         JAN
           13...       1315     4.9       --       --       --     1110     -8.0       .0       --       --       --
         FEB
           22...       1515     3.8       --       --       --      718     12.5       .1       --       --       --
         MAR
           31...       0930    36        8.2      8.1     1670     1690      4.0      5.0      360     61.0     50.0
         APR
           18...       1345    38         --       --       --     1830       --     11.7       --       --       --
         MAY
           16...       1330    44         --       --       --     2180     18.0     13.7       --       --       --
         JUN
           28...       1230    71         --       --       --     2370     22.0     19.0       --       --       --
         AUG
           07...       1430    26         --       --       --     1670     28.0     24.2       --       --       --
           30...       1700    11        8.5      8.4     1570     1540     16.7     19.7      330     59.0     44.0


                                                                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
                05...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              NOV
                02...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
                18...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JAN
                13...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              FEB
                22...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              MAR
                31...      17.0       6       250      59       410     34.0       .2      490     113      1160
              APR
                18...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              MAY
                16...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JUN
                28...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              AUG
                07...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
                30...      11.0       6       250      61       579     38.0       .2      260      31.8    1060


                          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
                05...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              NOV
                02...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
                18...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JAN
                13...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              FEB
                22...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              MAR
                31...      1150      2.0      100      <1      70.0       90      <.1       1      <1.0      350
              APR
                18...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              MAY
                16...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JUN
                28...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              AUG
                07...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
                30...      1010      5.0       80       1      80.0      160      <.1       2      <1.0      350

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