JAMES RIVER BASIN

                                              06470800  BEAR CREEK NEAR OAKES, ND

LOCATION.--Lat 4613'31", long 9804'17", in NE1/4NE1/4 sec.28, T.132 N., R.59 W., Dickey County, Hydrologic Unit 10160003, on
   right bank 80 ft downstream from bridge on ND Highway 13, 6 mi north and 1 mi east of Oakes.

DRAINAGE AREA.--357 mi2, of which about 255 mi2 is noncontributing, revised.

                                                    WATER-DISCHARGE RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1976 to current year.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,291.30 ft above sea level.

REMARKS.--Records good except for estimated record, which is fair.

EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of July 1, 1975, reached a stage of 15.00 ft present datum, from floodmark, discharge
   4,590 ft3/s.

                          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      e9.0      2.0     1.4      e.31     e.28      e40      e40       37     e9.0      .91      .58     e.17
          2      e8.0      1.5     1.4      e.30     e.28      e50      e39       30     e8.0      .98      .46     e.20
          3      e7.0      1.5     1.5      e.30     e.27      e65      e39       27     e7.0      .85      .44    14
          4      e6.4      1.5     1.5      e.30     e.27      e80      e38       26     e6.5      .80      .40     4.5
          5      e5.6      1.4     1.5      e.30     e.27      e76      e35       23      6.0     1.9       .41     1.5

          6      e5.0      1.3     1.3      e.30     e.27      e73      e31       19      4.8    15         .54      .67
          7      e4.4      1.3     1.4      e.30     e.27      e70      e26       19      3.9    33         .46      .46
          8      e3.8      1.3     1.4      e.30     e.26      e67      e23       36      3.2    15         .39      .31
          9      e3.4      1.5     1.4      e.30     e.26      e64      e20      e38      2.6     9.5       .30      .27
         10      e3.0      1.5     1.3      e.30     e.26      e62      e22      e50      2.5     6.9       .26      .20

         11      e2.7      1.5     1.3      e.30     e.25      e60      e23      e64      2.1     7.4       .23      .16
         12      e2.3      1.5     1.3      e.30     e.25      e57      e25      e78      1.7    15         .22     e.15
         13      e2.1      1.5     1.3      e.30     e.25      e54       27      e74      1.5    11         .19     e.14
         14      e1.8      1.4     1.3      e.29     e.25      e52       29      e63      1.9     9.6       .18     e.13
         15       2.0      1.4     1.2      e.29     e.25      e50       23      e58      2.1     6.5       .16     e.13

         16       2.2      1.3     1.0      e.29     e.25      e49       27      e52      3.7     6.0       .14     e.12
         17       2.0      1.3     e.80     e.29     e.25      e48       23      e45      3.4     6.2       .14     e.12
         18       2.1      1.5     e.70     e.29     e.24      e47       25      e39      2.8     5.8       .12     e.12
         19       2.2      1.3     e.60     e.29     e.24      e46       27      e35      2.9     6.0      e.12     e.12
         20       2.3      1.3     e.50     e.29     e.23      e46       35      e32      8.4     5.5      e.12     e.13

         21       2.6      1.4     e.43     e.29     e.24      e45       38      e35      6.8     4.7      e.12     e.13
         22       2.5      1.4     e.38     e.29     e.28      e45       40      e31      3.8     4.2      e.12     e.14
         23       2.4      1.4     e.36     e.29     e.60      e44       38      e26      2.7     3.5      e.12     e.14
         24       2.4      1.4     e.34     e.29    e1.2       e44       32      e29      2.0     3.0      e.12     e.13
         25       2.4      1.3     e.33     e.29    e2.0       e43       27      e25      2.0     2.5      e.12     e.13

         26       2.2      1.3     e.32     e.29    e4.0       e43       26      e19      2.3     2.0      e.12     e.13
         27       2.4      1.2     e.32     e.29    e8.0       e42       35      e15      1.9     1.7      e.12     e.13
         28       2.2      1.2     e.32     e.29   e16         e42       37      e14      1.6     1.4      e.12     e.13
         29       2.3      1.2     e.31     e.28   e25         e42       36      e13      1.3     1.1      e.12     e.13
         30       2.3      1.3     e.31     e.28      ---      e41       37      e11      1.0      .81     e.12     e.13
         31       1.9      ---     e.31     e.28      ---      e40      ---      e10      ---      .67     e.14      ---

        TOTAL   102.9     41.9    27.83     9.10    62.47     1627      923     1073    109.4   189.42     7.20    24.92
        MEAN     3.32     1.40      .90      .29     2.15     52.5     30.8     34.6     3.65     6.11      .23      .83
        MAX       9.0      2.0      1.5      .31       25       80       40       78      9.0       33      .58       14
        MIN       1.8      1.2      .31      .28      .23       40       20       10      1.0      .67      .12      .12
        AC-FT     204       83       55       18      124     3230     1830     2130      217      376       14       49

        STATISTICS OF MONTHLY MEAN DATA FOR WATER YEARS 1977 - 2000, BY WATER YEAR (WY)

        MEAN     2.43     2.47     3.16      .57     1.06     42.8     87.7     25.0     12.8     20.2     5.20     3.80
        MAX      32.9     45.1     66.7     10.7     11.3      142      679      168      142      179     60.7     32.8
        (WY)     1999     1999     1999     1999     1998     1987     1997     1999     1998     1993     1993     1999
        MIN      .000     .000     .000     .000     .000     .032      .11     .000     .005     .000     .000     .000
        (WY)     1977     1977     1977     1977     1977     1981     1985     1981     1977     1977     1977     1977

        SUMMARY STATISTICS           FOR 1999 CALENDAR YEAR        FOR 2000 WATER YEAR           WATER YEARS 1977 - 2000

        ANNUAL TOTAL                       18022.03                    4198.14
        ANNUAL MEAN                           49.4                       11.5                       17.3
        HIGHEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                         74.3            1997
        LOWEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                            .042          1977
        HIGHEST DAILY MEAN                   461     May 12              80     Mar  4            1490       Jun 28 1998
        LOWEST DAILY MEAN                       .31  Dec 29                .12  Aug 18                .00    Oct  1 1976
        ANNUAL SEVEN-DAY MINIMUM                .32  Dec 25                .12  Aug 18                .00    Oct  1 1976
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK FLOW                                         100     Mar  4            1730       Jun 28 1998
        INSTANTANEOUS PEAK STAGE                                         a                        b 13.24    Apr  3 1997
        ANNUAL RUNOFF (AC-FT)              35750                       8330                      12520
        10 PERCENT EXCEEDS                   170                         41                         36
        50 PERCENT EXCEEDS                    16                          1.5                         .18
        90 PERCENT EXCEEDS                     1.4                         .16                        .00

        a  Unknown
        b  Backwater from ice
        e  Estimated
        
        
                                                     WATER-QUALITY RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--Water year 1976 to current year.

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

                                DIS-     PH       PH       SPE-
                              CHARGE,   WATER    WATER    CIFIC    SPE-                       HARD-             MAGNE-
                               INST.    WHOLE    WHOLE     CON-    CIFIC                      NESS    CALCIUM    SIUM,
                               CUBIC    FIELD     LAB     DUCT-    CON-    TEMPER-  TEMPER-   TOTAL    DIS-      DIS-
                                FEET   (STAND-  (STAND-   ANCE     DUCT-    ATURE    ATURE    (MG/L    SOLVED   SOLVED
             DATE      TIME     PER      ARD      ARD      LAB     ANCE      AIR     WATER     AS      (MG/L    (MG/L
                               SECOND   UNITS)   UNITS)  (US/CM)  (US/CM)  (DEG C)  (DEG C)   CACO3)   AS CA)   AS MG)
                              (00061)  (00400)  (00403)  (90095)  (00095)  (00020)  (00010)  (00900)  (00915)  (00925)

         OCT
           14...       1400     1.2       --       --       --     1500     15.0      9.5       --       --       --
         NOV
           17...       1330     1.3       --       --       --     1600      9.0      5.7       --       --       --
         APR
           04...       1315    38        8.0      8.0       --     1260     14.5      8.5      550     95.0     75.0
         MAY
           09...       1345    38         --       --       --     1590     22.5     20.2       --       --       --
         JUN
           13...       1540     1.5       --       --       --     1620     25.0     24.5       --       --       --
         AUG
           09...       1130      .30     8.9       --     1590       --     27.0     25.0      570     90.0     84.0


                                                                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
                14...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              NOV
                17...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              APR
                04...      19.0       2       110      30       303     60.0       .3      410    105       1030
              MAY
                09...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JUN
                13...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              AUG
                09...      16.0       3       140      34       339     65.0       .3      470       .93    1150


                          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
                14...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              NOV
                17...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              APR
                04...       952      3.0      60        1       90.0      20       .1      <1      <1.0      570
              MAY
                09...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              JUN
                13...        --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --
              AUG
                09...      1070      9.0      70        1      110       380       .1      <1      <1.0      620

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