PAINTED WOODS CREEK BASIN

                                         06341800  PAINTED WOODS CREEK NEAR WILTON, ND

LOCATION.--Lat 4716'30", long 10047'30", in SW1/4SW1/4 sec.23, T.144 N., R.80 W., McLean County, Hydrologic Unit 10130101, on
   right bank 600 ft upstream from county highway bridge, 7 mi upstream from Yanktonai Creek and 8 mi north of Wilton.

DRAINAGE AREA.--427 mi2, approximately, of which about 310 mi2 is probably noncontributing.

                                                    WATER-DISCHARGE RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1957 to September 1981, August 1982 to current year.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 1,764.93 ft above sea level (levels by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service).

REMARKS.--Records good except for period of estimated discharge, which are fair. Since the fall of 1982, Missouri River Basin
   water has been diverted into the stream at a point several miles upstream.

                          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        17       16    e16       e4.4     e2.3      200       31       29       20       41       22       14
          2        17       17    e16       e4.0     e2.3      141       31       27       20       38       22       16
          3        17       15    e15       e3.5     e2.3      103       33       26       19       37       22       17
          4        17       16    e14       e3.3     e2.4       84       31       25       19       40       22       17
          5        16       17    e13       e3.2     e2.5       77       28       23       20       37       27       16

          6        16       17    e12       e3.0     e2.5       72       30       24       19       35       22       15
          7        15       16    e11       e2.9     e2.6       67       30       24       19       32       20       16
          8        14       16    e12       e2.9     e2.7       60       28       26       18       29       18       14
          9        13       17    e13       e2.8     e2.8       43       27       26       16       28       17       13
         10        14       17    e12       e2.8     e3.0       43       27       26       14       27       17       13

         11        14       17    e11       e2.8     e3.0       40       26       34       14       28       16       13
         12        15       17    e11       e2.7     e2.9       37       26       47       16       30       15       12
         13        17       16    e10       e2.7     e2.9       34       26       63       56       27       15       13
         14        16       17    e10       e2.7     e2.8       34       28       70      195       23       14       13
         15        18       16     e9.4     e2.6     e2.8       28       27       56      273       20       16       13

         16        17       17     e8.6     e2.6     e2.7       29       27       47      388       20       16       12
         17        17       17     e8.4     e2.5     e2.8       27       29       42      324       19       17       12
         18        17       17     e8.1     e2.5     e2.9       33       38       38      264       22       17       12
         19        17       17     e7.6     e2.4     e3.0       36       42       34      215       27       16       12
         20        16       16     e7.3     e2.4     e3.1       40       43       32      167       30       18       12

         21        16       17     e6.9     e2.4     e3.2       42       39       30      138       30       21       12
         22        16       17     e6.6     e2.3     e3.2       40       35       28      117       30       21       14
         23        15       17     e6.4     e2.2     e3.2       39       32       27       97       29       20       14
         24        15       16     e6.8     e2.1    e10         39       29       25       94       30       18       12
         25        17       16     e7.2     e2.1    e50         40       29       23       78       33       18       13

         26        17       16     e6.7     e2.0   e200         39       28       21       70       31       17       12
         27        18      e15     e6.3     e2.1    496         39       31       22       64       27       17       12
         28        18      e16     e6.0     e2.1    398         37       32       23       56       26       17       13
         29        17      e16     e5.7     e2.2    244         34       29       22       50       24       17       13
         30        18      e16     e5.4     e2.2      ---       32       28       21       46       23       15       13
         31        17      ---     e4.9     e2.2      ---       32      ---       20      ---       22       16      ---

        TOTAL     504      493    294.3     82.6   1461.9     1641      920      981     2906      895      566      403
        MEAN     16.3     16.4     9.49     2.66     50.4     52.9     30.7     31.6     96.9     28.9     18.3     13.4
        MAX        18       17       16      4.4      496      200       43       70      388       41       27       17
        MIN        13       15      4.9      2.0      2.3       27       26       20       14       19       14       12
        AC-FT    1000      978      584      164     2900     3250     1820     1950     5760     1780     1120      799

        STATISTICS OF MONTHLY MEAN DATA FOR WATER YEARS 1983 - 2000, BY WATER YEAR (WY)

        MEAN     21.2     20.8     18.3     16.3     24.2     87.4     69.4     41.1     28.4     35.7     29.3     19.1
        MAX      38.4     33.3     33.9     30.5     50.4      188      454      117     96.9      281      138     43.2
        (WY)     1987     1990     1987     1990     2000     1997     1997     1999     2000     1993     1999     1986
        MIN       .16     2.44     2.58      .61     .004     18.2     8.20     1.08     2.37     1.43      .22     1.52
        (WY)     1989     1999     1999     1999     1997     1989     1989     1990     1990     1990     1983     1998

        SUMMARY STATISTICS           FOR 1999 CALENDAR YEAR        FOR 2000 WATER YEAR           WATER YEARS 1983 - 2000

        ANNUAL TOTAL                       16845.82                   11147.8
        ANNUAL MEAN                           46.2                       30.5                       34.3
        HIGHEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                         68.0            1997
        LOWEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                          19.3            1989
        HIGHEST DAILY MEAN                   708     Aug 14             496     Feb 27            1350       Mar 29 1997
        LOWEST DAILY MEAN                       .35  Feb 14               2.0   Jan 26                .00    Feb  2 1997
        ANNUAL SEVEN-DAY MINIMUM                .37  Feb 11               2.1   Jan 23                .00    Feb  2 1997
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK FLOW                                         619     Feb 27            4050       Apr 19 1979
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK STAGE                                          6.88  Feb 27               9.64    Apr 19 1979
        ANNUAL RUNOFF (AC-FT)              33410                      22110                      24880
        10 PERCENT EXCEEDS                   114                         44                         49
        50 PERCENT EXCEEDS                    17                         17                         23
        90 PERCENT EXCEEDS                      .53                       2.9                        2.7

        e  Estimated
        
        
                                                     WATER-QUALITY RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--Water years 1959-64, 1970 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...       1505    16        707      106     12.8      8.5      8.3     1850     1850     12.5      4.0
         DEC
           17...       1300     8.4       --       --       --       --       --       --     2010       --       .4
         FEB
           24...       1200     8.6      714       --       --       --       --       --       --      5.0       --
         APR
           05...       1300    28        690       --     10.6      8.5      8.2     1900       --      4.5      7.1
         JUN
           07...       1010    19        711       --      6.6      8.3      8.3     2190       --     36.0     19.5
         JUL
           12...       0955    30        709       --      6.1       --      8.1     1860       --     27.5     23.0
         AUG
           31...       1535    16        711       92      8.0       --      8.3     1880     1840       --     18.2
         SEP
           27...       1115    12         --       --      8.8       --      8.2     1850     1840     12.0     10.5


                      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...       650     92.9     101      19.2       3       178      37       325     15.4       .2      7.1
         DEC
           17...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
           24...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
         APR
           05...       590     82.0      92.8    17.8       4       199      42       376     13.0       .2      6.2
         JUN
           07...       690     86.5     115      14.1       4       254      44       418      9.5       .2      9.9
         JUL
           12...       580     74.0      95.7    14.9       4       212      44       404     10.8       .2     22.7
         AUG
           31...       610     76.9     101      20.6       3       184      39       260     15.9       .2      8.8
         SEP
           27...       630     85.3     102      18.8       3       181      38       265     16.7       .2      7.9


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

              NOV
                03...       712     <.020    <.010    <.050    <.010     55.3    1320      5.0      373      <10
              DEC
                17...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              FEB
                24...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              APR
                05...       690     <.020    <.010     .206     .040    100      1330       --      252       40
              JUN
                07...       841      .056    <.010    <.050     .045     80.3    1580     26        391       20
              JUL
                12...       624      .128    <.010    <.050     .296    106      1300     21        381       20
              AUG
                31...       762      .024    <.010    <.050     .019     58.0    1330     22        383      <10
              SEP
                27...       758     <.020    <.010    <.050     .013     43.4    1330     16        352      <10

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