JAMES RIVER BASIN

                                          06469820  PIPESTEM RESERVOIR NEAR JAMESTOWN, ND

LOCATION.--Lat 4657'44", long 9845'11", in NW1/4NW1/4 sec.10, T.140 N., R.64 W., Stutsman County, Hydrologic Unit 10160002, on 
   left bank in control house above Pipestem Dam 2.5 mi northwest of Jamestown Post Office, and 3.5 mi upstream from James River.

DRAINAGE AREA.--1,010 mi2, approximately, of which about 610 mi2 is probably noncontributing.

                           MONTHEND-ELEVATION AND CONTENTS RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--March 1974 to current year.  Prior to October 1991, records are available from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder.  Datum of gage is at sea level.

REMARKS.--Reservoir is formed by earth-fill dam; storage began in July 1973; dam completed in 1973.  Total capacity is 147,000 
   acre-ft at maximum pool, elevation 1,496.3 ft.  Figures given herein represent total contents based on capacity table for the 
   1990 survey.  The reservoir is used for flood control, fish and wildlife, and recreation.

COOPERATION.--Records furnished by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, capacity table dated January 1993.  Elevations affected by wind.

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum contents, 103,820 acre-ft, May 10, 1997, elevation, 1,487.01 ft; minimum contents, 
   6,730 acre-ft, Feb. 17, 1993, elevation, 1,439.65 ft.

EXTREMES FOR CURRENT YEAR.--Maximum contents, 40,540 acre-ft, Sept. 6, elevation, 1,464.17 ft; minimum contents, 8,510 acre-ft, 
   Nov. 3, elevation, 1,441.98 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 ----------------------------                 1,449.84               16,770                   --
Oct. 31 ----------------------------                 1,442.15                8,670                  -8,100
Nov. 30 ----------------------------                 1,443.02                9,380                    +710
Dec. 31 ----------------------------                 1,442.94                9,310                     -70

    CAL YR 1999                                         --                    --                      +190

Jan. 31 ----------------------------                 1,425.92               21,720                    -100
Feb. 29 ----------------------------                 1,426.53               22,760                    +970
Mar. 31 ----------------------------                 1,429.17               27,620                  +3,140
Apr. 30 ----------------------------                 1,430.91               31,310                  +2,280
May  31 ----------------------------                 1,431.38               32,400                     +90
June 30 ----------------------------                 1,431.97               33,780                  +6,190
July 31 ----------------------------                 1,438.66               61,090                 +16,630
Aug. 31 ----------------------------                 1,437.51               53,160                  +1,770
Sept.30 ----------------------------                 1,432.93               36,200                  -1,740

    WTR YR 2000                                         --                    --                   +21,770
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