JAMES RIVER BASIN

                                             06470000  JAMES RIVER AT JAMESTOWN, ND

LOCATION.--Lat 4653'22", long 9840'58", in NW1/4NE1/4 sec.6, T.139 N., R.63 W., Stutsman County, Hydrologic Unit 10160003, on
   left bank 200 ft upstream from Interstate 94 bridge at southeast corner of Jamestown and 3 mi downstream from Pipestem Creek.

DRAINAGE AREA.--2,820 mi2, approximately, of which about 1,650 mi2 is probably noncontributing.

                                                    WATER-DISCHARGE RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--June 1928 to September 1933, March to May 1935, August 1937 to September 1939, April 1943 to current year.
   Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1309.

REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1239: 1938(M). WSP 1917: Drainage area.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,373.27 ft above sea level. Oct. 1, 1949, to Sept. 30, 1965, at former bridge 0.5
   mi upstream at datum 2.00 ft higher. See WSP 1729 or 1917 for history of changes prior to Oct. 1, 1949.

REMARKS.--Records good except for periods of estimated discharge, which are fair. Flow regulated by Arrowwood, Jim, and Pipestem
   Lakes, and Jamestown Reservoir, combined capacity, 393,000 acre-ft. Regulation by Jamestown Reservoir (station 06469000) 6 mi
   upstream since 1953 and by Pipestem Lake, capacity 147,000 acre-ft, since 1973.

                          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       580       99       53       28      e16     e120       37       41       58      250      461      569
          2       563      101       46       28      e17     e120       39       37       57      252      463      586
          3       558      101       39      e27      e15      120       38       35       56      253      476      578
          4       538       99       44      e27      e14      121       38       34       60      288      466      573
          5       483       61       45      e27      e14      119       39       35       55      351      493      571

          6       477       53       45      e26      e14      118       37       35       60      273      467      569
          7       462       52       47      e24      e14      118       37       44       55      267      463      568
          8       424       51       44      e22      e15      135       37       55       52      262      464      559
          9       417       66       59      e22      e17      122       37       57       52      260      463      571
         10       374       57       43      e23      e16      101       40       57       51      259      460      564

         11       340       53       43      e23      e19       42       38       57       49      310      457      564
         12       333       47       43      e25      e20       38       38       57       50      284      461      562
         13       260       50       47      e24      e20       33       39       56       52      270      456      563
         14       239       50       44      e24      e21       37       41       55       79      267      498      587
         15       213       55       59      e23      e22       37       39       58      141      269      460      614

         16       175       60       59      e22      e25       36       40       56      157      279      477      625
         17       170       59       48      e23      e24       36       41       55      149      269      462      618
         18       162       52       47      e23       24       37       42       54      149      292      458      619
         19       122       51       46      e24       23       38       40       53      155      359      464      619
         20       123       52       47      e23       23       39       38       55      229      365      463      614

         21       116       54       52      e24       22       38       38       54      250      360      475      618
         22       120       56       53      e24       22       38       39       54      254      360      464      630
         23       120       58       50      e23       22       40       40       55      279      362      461      609
         24       120       61       45      e23       23       43       39       53      252      364      459      605
         25       105       62       41      e22       53       40       38       53      258      413      470      602

         26        98       61       38      e21     e100       39       45       53      250      461      526      600
         27       101       60       37      e21     e120       38       49       66      247      459      520      598
         28       101       57       33      e19     e120       37       40       55      247      459      519      597
         29       101       56       29      e18     e120       38       38       60      248      459      523      599
         30       100       49       29      e17      ---       38       55       62      249      459      566      605
         31       101      ---       28      e17      ---       38      ---       56      ---      461      570      ---

        TOTAL    8196     1843     1383      717      975     1994     1196     1607     4300    10296    14885    17756
        MEAN      264     61.4     44.6     23.1     33.6     64.3     39.9     51.8      143      332      480      592
        MAX       580      101       59       28      120      135       55       66      279      461      570      630
        MIN        98       47       28       17       14       33       37       34       49      250      456      559
        AC-FT   16260     3660     2740     1420     1930     3960     2370     3190     8530    20420    29520    35220

        STATISTICS OF MONTHLY MEAN DATA FOR WATER YEARS 1928 - 2000, BY WATER YEAR (WY)

        MEAN     61.6     28.7     9.57     5.30     11.6     85.6      272      225      163      112     92.1     79.5
        MAX       946      276     82.4     47.9      111      731     2434     2559     1266     1024      761      908
        (WY)     1994     1994     1995     1995     1930     1966     1950     1950     1997     1995     1995     1993
        MIN       .29      .35      .66      .29      .60     1.74     1.00     1.06     1.27      .67      .23      .20
        (WY)     1990     1939     1939     1991     1939     1944     1939     1939     1931     1933     1933     1933

        SUMMARY STATISTICS           FOR 1999 CALENDAR YEAR        FOR 2000 WATER YEAR           WATER YEARS 1928 - 2000

        ANNUAL TOTAL                      153643.7                    65148
        ANNUAL MEAN                          421                        178                         95.5
        HIGHEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                        521              1997
        LOWEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                           2.38           1938
        HIGHEST DAILY MEAN                  1090     May 10             630     Sep 22            6170       May 13 1950
        LOWEST DAILY MEAN                      7.6   Feb 23              14     Feb  4                .00    Jun 28 1933
        ANNUAL SEVEN-DAY MINIMUM               7.7   Feb 17              15     Feb  2                .00    Oct 26 1989
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK FLOW                                         649     Sep 21            6390       May 13 1950
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK STAGE                                          7.40  Sep 21            a 15.82    May 13 1950
        INSTANTANEOUS LOW FLOW                                                                        .00    Jun 28 1933
        ANNUAL RUNOFF (AC-FT)             304800                     129200                      69190
        10 PERCENT EXCEEDS                   801                        530                        288
        50 PERCENT EXCEEDS                   495                         57                          8.2
        90 PERCENT EXCEEDS                     9.3                       23                          1.2

        a  Site and datum then in use
        e  Estimated
        
        
                                                     WATER-QUALITY RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--Water years 1950-51, 1958 to current year.

                                 WATER-QUALITY DATA, WATER YEAR OCTOBER 1999 TO SEPTEMBER 2000

                                     DIS-     PH       PH
                                   CHARGE,   WATER    WATER    SPE-                       HARD-             MAGNE-
                                    INST.    WHOLE    WHOLE    CIFIC                      NESS    CALCIUM    SIUM,
                                    CUBIC    FIELD     LAB     CON-    TEMPER-  TEMPER-   TOTAL    DIS-      DIS-
                                     FEET   (STAND-  (STAND-   DUCT-    ATURE    ATURE    (MG/L    SOLVED   SOLVED
                  DATE      TIME     PER      ARD      ARD     ANCE      AIR     WATER     AS      (MG/L    (MG/L
                                    SECOND   UNITS)   UNITS)  (US/CM)  (DEG C)  (DEG C)   CACO3)   AS CA)   AS MG)
                                   (00061)  (00400)  (00403)  (00095)  (00020)  (00010)  (00900)  (00915)  (00925)

              OCT
                15...       0930     225       --       --      910       8.0     9.2       --       --       --
              NOV
                16...       1330      58       --       --      941      10.0     5.6       --       --       --
              JAN
                05...       1440      27       --       --     1250       2.0      .5       --       --       --
              FEB
                15...       1200      22       --       --     1720     <-5.0      .5       --       --       --
              MAR
                15...       1400      35       --       --     1140      -3.5     5.0       --       --       --
              APR
                05...       1050      39      7.9       --     1100      14.0     8.0      500     100      60.0
              MAY
                03...       0830      35       --       --     1090      18.0    15.5       --       --       --
              JUN
                15...       1045     141       --       --     1100      17.0    20.0       --       --       --
              AUG
                09...       1505     481       --      8.2      826      31.0    27.0      320      60.0    42.0


                                                                ANC                                        SOLIDS,
                           POTAS-   SODIUM                    UNFLTRD   CHLO-    FLUO-            SOLIDS,  RESIDUE
                            SIUM,     AD-   SODIUM,           TIT 4.5   RIDE,    RIDE,   SULFATE    DIS-   AT 180
                            DIS-    SORP-    DIS-               LAB     DIS-      DIS-    DIS-     SOLVED   DEG. C
                           SOLVED    TION   SOLVED             (MG/L    SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   (TONS     DIS-
                  DATE     (MG/L    RATIO    (MG/L    SODIUM    AS      (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L     PER     SOLVED
                           AS K)             AS NA)  PERCENT   CACO3)   AS CL)   AS F)   AS SO4)    DAY)    (MG/L)
                          (00935)  (00931)  (00930)  (00932)  (90410)  (00940)  (00950)  (00945)  (70302)  (70300)

              OCT
                15...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              NOV
                16...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JAN
                05...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              FEB
                15...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              MAR
                15...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              APR
                05...      16.0       2      84.0      26       319     26.0       .2      330      90.5     864
              MAY
                03...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JUN
                15...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              AUG
                09...      14.0       2      80.0      34       282     19.0       .2      200     819       631


                          SOLIDS,
                          SUM OF                                        MANGA-            MOLYB-   SELE-    STRON-
                          CONSTI-  ARSENIC   IRON,    LEAD,   LITHIUM   NESE,   MERCURY   DENUM,   NIUM,     TIUM,
                          TUENTS,    DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-     DIS-
                            DIS-    SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED
                  DATE     SOLVED   (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L    (UG/L
                           (MG/L)   AS AS)   AS FE)   AS PB)   AS LI)   AS MN)   AS HG)   AS MO)   AS SE)   AS SR)
                          (70301)  (01000)  (01046)  (01049)  (01130)  (01056)  (71890)  (01060)  (01145)  (01080)

              OCT
                15...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              NOV
                16...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JAN
                05...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              FEB
                15...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              MAR
                15...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              APR
                05...       809      2.0      70        1      70.0      760       .1      <1       3.0      490
              MAY
                03...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JUN
                15...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              AUG
                09...       585      6.0      50        2      50.0      310       .1       2      <1.0      380

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