YELLOWSTONE RIVER BASIN

                                  06329620  YELLOWSTONE RIVER STAGE GAGE NO. 3 NEAR BUFORD, ND

LOCATION.--Lat 4755'14", long 10357'56", in SW1/4 sec.2, T.151 N., R.104 W., McKenzie County, Hydrologic Unit 10100004, on
   left bank 4 mi south of Buford, and 6.5 mi southeast of Nohly, MT.

DRAINAGE AREA.--70,000 mi2, approximately.

                                                      GAGE-HEIGHT RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--April 1959 to current year (seasonal).

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,850.00 ft above sea level. Prior to Apr. 19, 1962, at datum 50.00 ft lower.
   Prior to Apr. 23, 1987, gage was located 1 mi downstream.

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum gage height, 36.20 ft from floodmark, probably occurred sometime between Mar. 3-10,
   1994; minimum daily recorded, 6.18 ft, Aug. 24, 1961, present datum.

                                 GAGE HEIGHT, FEET, WATER YEAR OCTOBER 1999 TO SEPTEMBER 2000
                                                       DAILY MEAN VALUES

        DAY       OCT      NOV      DEC      JAN      FEB      MAR      APR      MAY      JUN      JUL      AUG      SEP

          1       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    10.87    18.10    14.21     9.81      ---
          2       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    10.76    18.86    13.84     9.76      ---
          3       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    10.92    18.33    13.65     9.68     9.40
          4       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    11.84    17.86    13.63     9.68     9.42
          5       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    10.13    11.84    17.31    13.84     9.75     9.48

          6       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    10.12    11.56    16.90    14.21     9.73     9.49
          7       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    10.05    12.22    17.21    14.01     9.70     9.53
          8       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    10.01    13.04    17.45    13.64     9.64     9.53
          9       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    10.00    13.62    17.48    13.52     9.57     9.55
         10       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     9.96    13.45    17.74    13.18     9.57     9.55

         11       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    10.00    13.11    18.14    13.29     9.54     9.62
         12       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     9.89    12.61    18.21    13.55      ---     9.62
         13       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     9.86    12.26    17.86    13.04      ---     9.53
         14       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     9.94    12.04    17.18    12.47      ---     9.50
         15       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     9.98    11.94    16.46    12.09      ---     9.46

         16       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     9.99    11.72    16.16    11.73      ---     9.41
         17       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    10.09    11.43    16.47    11.44      ---      ---
         18       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    10.11    11.07    16.07    11.26      ---      ---
         19       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    10.13    10.69    16.05    11.11      ---      ---
         20       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    10.29    10.51    16.18    10.97      ---      ---

         21       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    10.29    11.01    15.58    10.87      ---      ---
         22       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    10.20    12.98    15.05    10.98      ---      ---
         23       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    10.21    13.33    15.19    11.04      ---      ---
         24       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    10.25    13.60    15.71    11.04      ---      ---
         25       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    10.21    13.65    15.05    10.90      ---     9.53

         26       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    10.27    14.32    14.69    10.75      ---     9.76
         27       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    10.71    15.61    14.83    10.50      ---     9.98
         28       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    11.18    16.39    14.98    10.31      ---    10.10
         29       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    11.31    16.92    15.15    10.14      ---    10.19
         30       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    11.10    17.41    14.80    10.03      ---    10.28
         31       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    17.16      ---     9.92      ---      ---

        MEAN      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    12.90    16.57    12.10      ---      ---
        MAX       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    17.41    18.86    14.21      ---      ---
        MIN       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---    10.51    14.69     9.92      ---      ---

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