MISSOURI RIVER MAIN STEM

                                   06329640   MISSOURI RIVER STAGE GAGE NO. 5A AT BUFORD, ND

LOCATION.--Lat 4759'06", long 10359'05", in SE1/4 sec.15, T.152 N., R.104 W., Williams County, Hydrologic Unit 10110101, on
   left bank 1.5 mi southwest of Buford, at confluence, and at mile 1,580.7.

DRAINAGE AREA.--164,000 mi2, approximately.

                                                      GAGE-HEIGHT RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--April 1960 to current year (seasonal).

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,850.00 ft above sea level. Prior to Mar. 8, 1962, at datum 50.00 ft lower.

REMARKS.--Stage regulated by upstream reservoirs.

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum daily gage height recorded, 20.37 ft, June 18, 1997; minimum daily recorded, 2.63 ft,
   Aug. 15, 16, 1966.

                                 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       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     6.82     8.32    14.43    10.99     7.46     7.08
          2       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     6.83     8.60    15.27    10.63     7.34     7.28
          3       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     6.81     8.83    14.98    10.53     7.35     7.31
          4       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     6.73     9.54    14.51    10.64     7.46     7.47
          5       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     6.69     9.60    14.00    10.83     7.52     7.53

          6       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     6.70     9.38    13.51    11.21     7.44     7.51
          7       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     6.81     9.89    13.62    11.13     7.42     7.53
          8       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     6.90    10.53    13.80    10.75     7.33     7.52
          9       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     6.88    11.11    13.95    10.76     7.32     7.55
         10       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     6.98    10.97    14.27    10.73     7.28     7.57

         11       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     7.12    10.55    14.70    10.83     7.27     7.63
         12       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     7.16    10.14    14.76    11.38     7.26     7.56
         13       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     6.97     9.86    14.55    10.80     7.19     7.01
         14       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     7.13     9.70    13.99    10.12     7.02     6.60
         15       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     7.23     9.73    13.38     9.72     6.95     6.44

         16       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     7.22     9.35    13.11     9.48     6.88     6.36
         17       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     7.02     9.07    13.36     9.29     6.84     6.31
         18       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     7.11     8.67    13.09     9.19     6.83     6.29
         19       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     7.23     8.36    12.72     9.02     6.84     6.25
         20       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     7.45     8.17    12.79     8.83     6.82     6.40

         21       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     7.61     8.39    12.28     8.63     6.85     6.44
         22       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     7.60     9.98    11.80     8.58     6.86     6.49
         23       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     7.57    10.30    11.75     8.58     6.83     6.55
         24       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     7.01     7.64    10.64    12.20     8.51     6.81     6.64
         25       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     7.09     7.62    10.63    11.80     8.37     6.87     6.73

         26       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     6.98     7.76    11.11    11.47     8.22     6.88     6.87
         27       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     6.96     8.12    12.16    11.56     8.03     6.86     7.05
         28       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     6.90     8.54    12.91    11.64     7.88     6.94     7.16
         29       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     6.86     8.66    13.30    11.76     7.71     6.95     7.24
         30       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     6.85     8.38    13.84    11.52     7.63     6.92     7.29
         31       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     6.84      ---    13.86      ---     7.56     6.99      ---

        MEAN      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     7.31    10.24    13.22     9.57     7.08     6.99
        MAX       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     8.66    13.86    15.27    11.38     7.52     7.63
        MIN       ---      ---      ---      ---      ---      ---     6.69     8.17    11.47     7.56     6.81     6.25

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