TURTLE CREEK BASIN

                                           06341410  TURTLE CREEK ABOVE WASHBURN, ND

LOCATION.--Lat 4723'06", long 10054'43", in NW1/4NE1/4NE1/4 sec.18, T.145 N., R.80 W., McLean County, Hydrologic Unit
   10130101, on right bank 250 ft downstream from bridge on county highway, 8.5 mi northeast of Washburn, and 8.8 mi south of
   Turtle Lake.

DRAINAGE AREA.--350 mi2, approximately, of which 195 mi2 is probably noncontributing.

                                                    WATER-DISCHARGE RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1986 to current year.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 1,780 ft above sea level, from topographic map.

REMARKS.--Records poor. Water from the McClusky Canal is sometimes diverted into the stream at a point upstream from the gage.

                          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       e13    e18       e9.5     e4.4     e2.3    e53        5.5     e5.1      e22       44       28       27
          2       e14    e17       e9.4     e4.0     e2.3    e46        6.5     e5.0      e21       46       28       27
          3       e15    e16       e9.4     e3.5     e2.3    e40        7.2     e4.8      e21       48       29       27
          4       e15     14       e9.3     e3.3     e2.4    e35        5.5     e4.7      e20       50       29       29
          5       e16     13       e9.3     e3.2     e2.5    e30       e5.3     e4.7      e20       51       36       29

          6       e17     13       e9.3     e3.0     e2.5     27       e5.3     e4.6      e19       51       39       29
          7       e18     13       e9.3     e2.9     e2.6     21       e5.2     e4.7       19       51       35       27
          8       e19     12       e8.7     e2.9     e2.7    e17       e5.1     e4.8       17       49       32       25
          9       e19     12       e8.5     e2.8     e2.8    e15       e5.0     e5.0       16       50       30       24
         10       e19     12       e8.3     e2.8     e3.0    e12       e4.8     e6.8       15       51       30       22

         11       e19     13       e8.1     e2.8     e3.0     11       e4.7    e11         15       52       29       22
         12       e20     12       e8.1     e2.7     e2.9      9.1     e4.7    e19         15       56       40       21
         13       e20     12       e7.7     e2.7     e2.9      9.1     e5.0    e28         24       52       44       21
         14       e21     12       e7.8     e2.7     e2.8      7.6     e4.9    e45         64       49       39       20
         15       e22     12       e8.0     e2.6     e2.8      7.4     e4.9    e44         59       46       46       20

         16       e23     12       e8.3     e2.6     e2.7      7.7     e5.2    e40         56       43       43       19
         17       e23     11       e8.4     e2.5     e2.8      7.1     e6.0    e37         53       40       43       18
         18       e23    e11       e8.3     e2.5     e2.9      8.8     e7.4    e34         48       40       42       25
         19       e23    e11       e7.9     e2.4     e3.0      9.9     e7.8    e32         45       40       47       25
         20       e22    e11       e7.7     e2.4     e3.2     10       e7.4    e30         44       41       45       22

         21       e22    e11       e7.4     e2.4     e3.4      8.9     e6.4    e29         40       40       44       22
         22       e22    e11       e7.2     e2.3     e3.4      8.1     e6.0    e27         41       39       42       25
         23        22    e11       e6.8     e2.2     e3.5      8.0     e5.4    e26         43       36       39       23
         24        20    e10       e6.5     e2.1      8.6     11       e5.2    e26         42       40       37       21
         25        20    e10       e6.5     e2.1    e52       11       e5.1    e27         43       46       35       20

         26        20    e10       e6.3     e2.0    e90       11       e5.2    e24         43       43       33       19
         27        20     e9.7     e6.3     e2.1    e80        8.8     e5.4    e24         43       37       34       19
         28        19     e9.6     e6.0     e2.2    e68        7.6     e5.7    e23         43       33       32       17
         29        18     e9.6     e5.7     e2.2    e61        6.5     e5.6    e23         42       32       29       17
         30        18     e9.5     e5.4     e2.2      ---      6.1     e5.3    e22         44       30       29       16
         31        19      ---     e4.9     e2.2      ---      5.7      ---    e22        ---       29       28      ---

        TOTAL     601    358.4    240.3     82.7    424.3    476.4    168.7    643.2     1037     1355     1116      678
        MEAN     19.4     11.9     7.75     2.67     14.6     15.4     5.62     20.7     34.6     43.7     36.0     22.6
        MAX        23       18      9.5      4.4       90       53      7.8       45       64       56       47       29
        MIN        13      9.5      4.9      2.0      2.3      5.7      4.7      4.6       15       29       28       16
        AC-FT    1190      711      477      164      842      945      335     1280     2060     2690     2210     1340

        STATISTICS OF MONTHLY MEAN DATA FOR WATER YEARS 1987 - 2000, BY WATER YEAR (WY)

        MEAN     14.6     7.28     1.63      .41     4.98     34.3     20.6     16.9     17.0     18.2     13.8     13.4
        MAX      54.3     30.9     7.75     2.67     34.0      116     69.7     51.5     49.6     43.7     36.0     32.8
        (WY)     1994     1993     2000     2000     1996     1987     1997     1996     1996     2000     2000     1993
        MIN      .092     .043     .000     .000     .000      .22      .28     .069     .009     .000     .033     2.31
        (WY)     1990     1990     1990     1989     1989     1990     1990     1992     1989     1988     1991     1988

        SUMMARY STATISTICS           FOR 1999 CALENDAR YEAR        FOR 2000 WATER YEAR           WATER YEARS 1987 - 2000

        ANNUAL TOTAL                        6836.67                    7181.0
        ANNUAL MEAN                           18.7                       19.6                       13.6
        HIGHEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                         29.3            1996
        LOWEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                           1.10           1990
        HIGHEST DAILY MEAN                   133     Mar 19              90     Feb 26             767       Mar 21 1987
        LOWEST DAILY MEAN                       .10  Jan  1               2.0   Jan 26                .00    Jan  5 1988
        ANNUAL SEVEN-DAY MINIMUM                .10  Jan  1               2.1   Jan 23                .00    Jan  5 1988
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK FLOW                                       a 100     Feb 26             954       Mar 12 1996
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK STAGE                                         b      Feb 26               7.28    Mar 12 1996
        ANNUAL RUNOFF (AC-FT)              13560                      14240                       9880
        10 PERCENT EXCEEDS                    35                         44                         35
        50 PERCENT EXCEEDS                    17                         15                          3.8
        90 PERCENT EXCEEDS                      .11                       2.9                         .00

        a  About
        b  Unknown
        e  Estimated
        
        
                                                     WATER-QUALITY RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--Water year 1987 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-
                               INST.    PRES-    SOLVED            WHOLE    WHOLE     CON-    CIFIC
                               CUBIC     SURE    (PER-   OXYGEN,   FIELD     LAB     DUCT-    CON-    TEMPER-  TEMPER-
                                FEET     (MM      CENT     DIS-   (STAND-  (STAND-   ANCE     DUCT-    ATURE    ATURE
             DATE      TIME     PER       OF     SATUR-   SOLVED    ARD      ARD      LAB     ANCE      AIR     WATER
                               SECOND    HG)     ATION)   (MG/L)   UNITS)   UNITS)  (US/CM)  (US/CM)  (DEG C)  (DEG C)
                              (00061)  (00025)  (00301)  (00300)  (00400)  (00403)  (90095)  (00095)  (00020)  (00010)

         NOV
           03...       1130    16        706       98     12.8      8.6      8.6     1480     1490       --      1.2
         DEC
           17...       1220     8.4       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       .0
         FEB
           24...       1115     8.6      714       --       --       --       -A-       --       --      6.0       --
         APR
           05...       1045     5.3      690       90      9.5      8.6      8.4     1680     1650      7.0      8.5
         JUN
           07...       1230    19        711      108      8.5      8.5      8.6     1480     1440     36.0     23.6
         JUL
           12...       1320    56        709       --      8.1      8.0      8.2     1280       --     33.0     27.5
         AUG
           31...       1035    28        711       --      7.7      8.1      8.4     1420       --     14.0     15.3
         SEP
           26...       0830    20        711       85      9.3       --      8.5     1480     1470     15.0      8.2


                                                                                      ANC
                      HARD-             MAGNE-   POTAS-   SODIUM                    UNFLTRD   CHLO-    FLUO-   SILICA,
                      NESS    CALCIUM    SIUM,    SIUM,     AD-   SODIUM,           TIT 4.5   RIDE,    RIDE,    DIS-
                      TOTAL    DIS-      DIS-     DIS-    SORP-    DIS-               LAB     DIS-      DIS-    SOLVED
                      (MG/L    SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED    TION   SOLVED             (MG/L    SOLVED   SOLVED   (MG/L
             DATE      AS      (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L    RATIO    (MG/L    SODIUM    AS      (MG/L    (MG/L     AS
                      CACO3)   AS CA)   AS MG)   AS K)             AS NA)  PERCENT   CACO3)   AS CL)   AS F)    SIO2)
                     (00900)  (00915)  (00925)  (00935)  (00931)  (00930)  (00932)  (90410)  (00940)  (00950)  (00955)

         NOV
           03...       440     31.2     87.2     19.2       4       184      46       590      8.9       .2      4.6
         DEC
           17...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         FEB
           24...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         APR
           05...       350     36.4     64.1     13.9       6       243      59       636      9.0       .2      9.4
         JUN
           07...       350     27.5     69.1     15.8       5       215      56       611      8.0       .2      1.2
         JUL
           12...       360     27.5     70.0     16.5       4       162      48       536      7.5       .2     13.1
         AUG
           31...       390     26.0     79.0     19.4       4       174      48       582      6.2       .2      5.6
         SEP
           26...       410     32.5     79.8     18.4       4       186      48       602      8.4       .2      6.0


                               NITRO-   NITRO-   NITRO-   NITRO-   PHOS-            SOLIDS,
                                GEN,     GEN,     GEN,     GEN,   PHORUS   SOLIDS,  SUM OF
                     SULFATE  AMMONIA  NITRITE  NITRATE  NO2+NO3   ORTHO,    DIS-   CONSTI-            BORON,   IRON,
                      DIS-      DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-    DIS-     SOLVED  TUENTS,    TUR-     DIS-     DIS-
                      SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED  SOLVED    (TONS     DIS-     BID-    SOLVED   SOLVED
             DATE     (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L   (MG/L      PER     SOLVED    ITY     (UG/L    (UG/L
                     AS SO4)   AS N)    AS N)    AS N)    AS N)   AS P)      DAY)    (MG/L)   (NTU)    AS B)    AS FE)
                     (00945)  (00608)  (00613)  (00618)  (00631)  (00671)  (70302)  (70301)  (00076)  (01020)  (01046)

         NOV
           03...       265      .272     .012      --     <.050     .030     40.0     955     33        514      10
         DEC
           17...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         FEB
           24...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         APR
           05...       296      .020    <.010      --      .203     .050     15.1    1050     15        440      20
         JUN
           07...       234     <.020    <.010      --     <.050     .024     47.3     937     16        522      20
         JUL
           12...       190     <.020    <.010      --     <.050     .086    123       809      4.8      470      40
         AUG
           31...       226     <.020    <.010      --     <.050     .045     67.4     886     17        499      20
         SEP
           26...       252      .126     .035     .055     .090     .029     49.8     945     26        486      20

Return to 2000 Data Report

U.S. Department of the Interior || U.S. Geological Survey
Maintainer: Webmaster
Last update: Tuesday, 31-Aug-2004 13:27:44 EDT
Privacy || Disclaimer|| Accessibility || FOIA
URL: http://nd.water.usgs.gov/pubs/wdr/wdrnd001/htdocs/d.06341410sw00.html
FirstGov, "Your First Click to the U.S. Government"