JAMES RIVER BASIN

                                     06469000  JAMESTOWN RESERVOIR NEAR JAMESTOWN, ND

LOCATION.--Lat 4655'50", long 9842'23", in SE1/4 NW1/4 sec.24, T.140 N., R.64 W., Stutsman County, Hydrologic Unit 
   10160001, on left bank in control house below Jamestown Dam on James River, 1.7 mi north of Jamestown Post Office, and 
   3.3 mi upstream from Pipestem Creek.

DRAINAGE AREA.--1,760 mi2, approximately, of which about 1,010 mi2 is probably noncontributing.

                          MONTHEND-ELEVATION AND CONTENTS RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--November 1953 to current year.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder.  Datum of gage is 1,400.00 ft above sea level; gage readings have been converted to sea level.  
   From  June 22, 1959, to June 3, 1971, site was located 0.2 mi upstream at same datum.  Prior to June 22, 1959, nonrecording 
   gages at different locations. Water-stage recorder discontinued July 15, 1999. Data provided from the Bureau of 
   Reclamation will be published in 2000 data report.

REMARKS.--Reservoir is formed by earth-fill dam, completed Oct. 1, 1953.  Closure made May 7, 1953, and filling of dead 
   storage started.  Gates initially closed Feb. 8, 1954.  Usable capacity, 229,470 acre-ft between elevations 1,400 ft, 
   sill of outlet, and 1,454 ft, crest of spillway.  Dead storage below elevation 1,400 ft, 820 acre-ft.  Maximum design 
   pool, 389,000 acre-ft, elevation, 1,464.6 ft.  Figures given herein represent total contents based on capacity table 
   dated Oct. 1, 1965.  Reservoir is used for flood control and municipal supply.  Elevations are adjusted for wind effect.

COOPERATION.--Records furnished by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Elevations affected by wind.

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum contents, 124,900 acre-ft, May 2, 1997, elevation, 1,445.80 ft; minimum since 
   initial filling of reservoir, 14,420 acre-ft, Mar. 1, 1993, elevation, 1,420.90 ft.

EXTREMES FOR CURRENT YEAR.--Maximum contents, 61,230 acre-ft, Aug. 1, elevation, 1,438.68 ft; minimum, 21,690 acre-ft, 
   Feb. 7-11, elevation, 1,425.90 ft.



                       MONTHEND ELEVATION AND CONTENTS, WATER YEAR OCTOBER 1999 TO SEPTEMBER 2000
                       
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                       Date                          Elevation             Contents           Change in contents
                                                      (feet)              (acre-feet)            (acre-feet)
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Sept.30 ----------------------------                 1,426.86               23,320                   --
Oct. 31 ----------------------------                 1,426.46               22,640                    -680
Nov. 30 ----------------------------                 1,426.00               21,850                    -790
Dec. 31 ----------------------------                 1,426.02               21,890                     +40

    CAL YR 1999                                         --                    --                      -810

Jan. 31 ----------------------------                 1,425.92               21,720                    -170
Feb. 29 ----------------------------                 1,426.53               22,760                  +1,040
Mar. 31 ----------------------------                 1,429.17               27,620                  +4,860
Apr. 30 ----------------------------                 1,430.91               31,310                  +3,690
May  31 ----------------------------                 1,431.38               32,400                  +1,090
June 30 ----------------------------                 1,431.97               33,780                  +1,380
July 31 ----------------------------                 1,438.66               61,090                 +27,310
Aug. 31 ----------------------------                 1,437.51               53,160                  -7,930
Sept.30 ----------------------------                 1,432.93               36,200                 -16,960

    WTR YR 2000                                         --                    --                   +12,880
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