DISCHARGE MEASUREMENTS AT PARTIAL-RECORD STATIONS AND MISCELLANEOUS SITES

As the number of streams on which streamflow information is likely to be desired far exceeds the number of stream-gaging 
stations feasible to operate at one time, the U.S. Geological Survey collects limited streamflow data at sites other 
than stream-gaging stations.  When limited streamflow data are collected on a systematic basis over a period of years 
for use in hydrologic analyses, the site at which the data are collected is called a partial-record station.  Data 
collected at these partial-record stations are usable in low-flow or flood-flow analyses, depending on the type of data 
collected.  In addition, discharge measurements are made at other sites not included in the partial-record program.  
These measurements are generally made in times of drought or flood to give better areal coverage to those events.  Those 
measurements and others collected for some special reason are called measurements at miscellaneous sites.

Records collected at crest-stage partial-record stations are presented in a table of annual maximum discharge and stage.  
Discharge measurements made at miscellaneous sites for both low flows and high flows are given in a second table.

                                          Crest-stage partial-record stations

The following table contains annual maximum discharges for crest-stage stations.  A crest-stage gage is a device which 
will register the peak stage occurring between inspections of the gage.  A stage-discharge relation for each gage is 
developed from discharge measurements made by indirect measurements of peak flow or by current meter.  The date of the 
maximum discharge is not always certain but is usually determined by comparison with nearby continuous-record stations, 
weather records, or local inquiry.  Only the maximum discharge for each water year is given.  Information on some lower 
floods may have been obtained but is not published herein.  The years given in the period of record represent water 
years for which the annual maximum has been determined.


                                   Annual maximum discharge at crest-stage stations
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                                                     Water year 2000 maximum        Period of record maximum
                                                                 ______________________________ ______________________________
                                                Drain-
 Station      Station          Location          age     Period      Date      Gage      Dis-        Date      Gage     Dis-
  number       name                              area      of                 height    charge                height   charge
                                                (mi2)    record               (feet)    (ft3/s)                (ft)    (ft3/s)                                                      (mi2)
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                                 RED RIVER OF THE NORTH BASIN

05052500  Antelope Creek  Lat 4618'52",         293    1944-49#  107-07-00  2927.68     380       04-10-69   943.90     9,000
            at Dwight,      long 9703'10",              1950-73
            ND              in SE1/4 sec.20,              1975
                            T.133 N., R.48             1995-2000
                            W., Richland
                            County,
                            Hydrologic Unit
                            09020105, at
                            bridge on former
                            U.S. Highway 81
                            about 0.5 mi
                            north of Dwight.

05056017  Mauvais Coulee   Lat 4843'29",          7.1 1998-2000   07-12-00   341.73      48.0     05-12-99    44.44       210
            tributary        Long 9915'47",                       03-27-00  1142.56      --
            above Brumba     in NE1/4 NE1/4 SE1/4
            pool near        sec.36, T.161
            Rock Lake,       N., R.67 W.,
            ND               Towner County,
                             Hydrologic Unit
                             09020201, on
                             State Highway
                             281 1 mi west and
                             4.8 mi south of
                             Rock Lake.

05056900  Sheyenne         Lat 4727'25",         15.2  1959-73    06-20-00    53.11      --       04-01-69     9.80     1,000
            River            long 9800'25",           1995-2000   06-14-00     2.78     460
            tributary        in NW1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4
            near             sec.24, T.146
            Cooperstown,     N., R.58 W.,
            ND               Griggs County,
                             Hydrologic Unit
                             09020203, on
                             county highway,
                             1.4 mi north of
                             State Highway
                             200 and 5 mi east
                             of Cooperstown.

05057100  Baldhill Creek   Lat 4733'56",         --   1996-2000   06-13-00    17.90      86       03-29-99    18.58       140
            near             long 9822'56",
            Binford, ND      in SE1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4
                             sec.12, T.147
                             N., R.61 W.,
                             Griggs County,
                             Hydrologic Unit
                             09020203,
                             approximately
                             1.5 mi west of
                             Binford on State
                             Highway 65.

05059678  Unnamed          Lat 4652'28",         --     2000     106-20-00    41.83     465      106-20-00    41.83        465
            tributary        long 9741'40",
            south of         in SE1/4 SW1/4
            Tower City,      sec.36, T.140 
            ND               N., R.56 W.,
                             Barnes County,
                             Hydrologic Unit
                             09020205, 2 mi
                             south of Tower
                             City.

05060470  Rush River       Lat 4709'07",         22.1 1996-2000   06-20-00    16.91      20       06-15-98    16.77        230
            near Hunter,     long 9720'22",                              
            ND               in SE1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4
                             sec.36, T.143
                             N., R.53 W., Cass
                             County,
                             Hydrologic Unit
                             09020204, on
                             county highway 2
                             mi south and 5.75
                             mi west of
                             Hunter.

05065810  Middle Branch    Lat 4725'03",         --   1996-2000  106-20-00   439       4200       06-20-00   439           4200
            Goose River      long 9742'30",                             
            tributary        in SE1/4 SE1/4
            near             sec.6, T.145 N.,
            Pickert, ND      R.55 W., Steele
                             County,
                             Hydrologic Unit
                             09020109, on
                             county highway 6
                             5 mi southeast
                             of Pickert.

05082500  Red River of     Lat 4756'34",      30,100  1882-1983#  06-26-00     (6)   31,500       04-18-97      (7)     137,000
            the North at     long 9703'10",           1987-2000   06-28-00    36.97     --
            Grand Forks,     in SW1/4 NE1/4
            ND               sec.33, T.152
                             N., R.50 W.,
                             Grand Forks
                             County,
                             Hydrologic Unit
                             09020301, on
                             left bank 2.3 mi
                             downstream from
                             Red Lake River
                             (previous site
                             of Red River at
                             Grand Forks.

05083500  Red River of     Lat 4811'40",      31,200  1936-37#    06-29-00    33.82 431,000      104-23-97   838.00    4120,000
            the North at     long 9708'30",           1941-43#
            Oslo, MN         in SW1/4 SW1/4            1945-60#
                             sec.36, T.155             1974-76#
                             N., R.51 W.,              1985-2000
                             Walsh County,
                             Hydrologic Unit
                             09020306, on
                             bridge crossing
                             the Red River
                             0.5 mi west of
                             Oslo, Minn.

05083580  Middle Branch    Lat 4822'10",         --   1999-2000   04-28-00   838.01     (6)       04-08-99    42.52        4100
            Forest River     long 9809'00",                              
            tributary        in NW1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4
            near Adams,      sec.6, T.156 N.,
            ND               R.58 W., Walsh
                             County,
                             Hydrologic Unit
                             09020308,
                             approximately
                             3 mi south and
                             3.4 mi west of
                             Adams.

05090025  Willow Creek     Lat 4839'50",         --   1999-2000   04-27-00   813.10     <10          --        --          --
            near Hensel      long 9738'39",
            ND               in SE1/4 NE1/4 SE1/4
                             sec.19, T.160
                             N., R.54 W.,
                             Pembina County,
                             Hydrologic Unit
                             09020310,
                             approximately
                             1.8 mi south and
                             1 mi east of
                             Hensel.

05099340  Unnamed          Lat 4841'43",         --   1996-2000   08-29-00   817.39      --         04-97      --          4370
            tributary        long 9827'30",                         (6)        (6)       <10
            near             in NW1/4 SW1/4 NW1/4                         
            Langdon, ND      sec.12, T.160                                
                             N., R.61 W.,
                             Cavalier County,
                             Hydrologic Unit
                             09020313, on
                             county road 4.25
                             mi south and 5 mi
                             west of
                             Langdon.

05100450  Tongue River     Lat 4843'25",         --   1996-2000   02-28-00    14.02     <10       04-04-98    16.07        4150
            near             long 9809'19",                            
            Osnabrock,       in SE1/4 NE1/4 SE1/4         
            ND               sec.33, T.161
                             N., R.58 W.,
                             Cavalier County,
                             Hydrologic Unit
                             09020313,
                             approximately
                             3.5 mi north of
                             Osnabrock.

05102490  Red River        Lat 4858'17",      40,200  1985-2000  107-04-00  8776.50 431,000       04-26-97   794.39     141,000
            of the           long 9714'16",
            North at         in NE1/4 sec.4,
            Pembina, ND      T.163 N., R.51
                             W., Pembina
                             County,
                             Hydrologic Unit
                             09020311, on
                             bridge crossing
                             the Red River
                             0.2 mi north of
                             Pembina.

05113520  Long Creek       Lat 4850'11",         0.40  1960-73    07-07-00     4.20     414         06-69      7.15          65
            tributary        long 10319'19",          1995-2000
            near Crosby,     on north line
            ND               sec.30, T.162
                             N., R.97 W.,
                             Divide County,
                             Hydrologic Unit
                             09010001, 0.5 mi
                             west of State
                             Highway 42 and 5
                             mi south of
                             Crosby.

05116100  Souris River     Lat 4818'04",         0.13  1959-73    07-05-00     (6)       <2       03-25-97     8.22         467
            tributary        long 10125'13",          1995-2000
            near             in SW1/4 sec.25,
            Burlington,      T.156 N., R.84
            ND               W., Ward County,
                             Hydrologic Unit
                             09010001, at
                             culvert on
                             county highway,
                             1.8 mi north of
                             Burlington.

05116135  Tasker Coulee    Lat 4638'00",         4.62 1996-2000   05-12-00     (6)       43       04-10-96 1,295.70         450
            tributary        long 10207'30",
            near             in NE1/4 NE1/4
            Kenaston, ND     sec.2, T.159 N.,
                             R.89 W., Ward
                             County,
                             Hydrologic Unit
                             09010002, at
                             culvert on
                             gravel road 1.5
                             mi northwest of
                             Kenaston.

05119410  Bonnes Coulee    Lat 4803'30",         53.0   1962      05-11-00     0.14     420       07-27-93     6.71      91,000
            near Velva,      long 10057'00",            1965
            ND               in NE1/4 SW1/4             1971-73
                             sec.21, T.153              1976-77
                             N., R.80 W.,              1987-2000
                             McHenry County,
                             Hydrologic Unit
                             09010001, at
                             culvert on U.S.
                             Highway 52,
                             0.5 mi west of
                             Velva.

05120180  Wintering        Lat 4751'45",         1.54 1998-2000   08-03-00     9.01     440       06-14-99    11.18        4100
            River            long 10045'33",                             
            tributary        in NE1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4
            near             sec.34, T.151
            Kongsberg,       N., R.79 W.,
            ND               McHenry County,
                             Hydrologic Unit
                             09010003, at
                             culvert on
                             gravel road 1 mi
                             north and 1.9 mi
                             east of
                             Kongsberg.

05123300  Oak Creek       Lat 4849'14",          3.10   1955     103-06-00     9.88    4100       07-06-55    16.52         851
            tributary       long 10024'38",            1959-73      
            near            in SW1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4       1995-2000
            Bottineau,      sec.29, T.162
            ND              N., R.75 W.,
                            Bottineau
                            County,
                            Hydrologic Unit
                            09010004, on
                            State Highway 5,
                            1.5 mi east of
                            Bottineau.


                                                     MISSOURI RIVER BASIN

06332150  White Earth     Lat 4819'55",          0.32  1960-73   106-13-00     6.00     432       06-05-63     8.40         107
            River           long 10245'10",           1995-2000      
            tributary       in S1/2 sec.15,
            near White      T.156 N., R.94
            Earth, ND       W., Mountrail
                            County,
                            Hydrologic Unit
                            10110101, at
                            culvert on U.S.
                            Highway 2, 3 mi
                            south of White
                            Earth.

06336300  Little          Lat 4657'05",          0.32  1955-73   102-22-00     2.88      42.3     06-20-60    10.90         200
            Missouri        long 10330'20",           1995-2000
            River           in SE1/4 sec.11,
            tributary       T.140 N., R.102
            near Medora,    W., Billings
            ND              County,
                            Hydrologic Unit
                            10110203, at
                            Culvert on
                            Theodore
                            Roosevelt
                            National Park
                            highway, 3 mi
                            north of Medora.

06337080  Cherry Creek    Lat 4747'49",         10.41 1999-2000    --          --         0.0     03-15-99   999.62        4285
            tributary       long 10322'08",
            near            in SE1/4 SE1/4 NE1/4
            Arnegard, ND    sec.20, T.150
                            N., R.99 W.,
                            McKenzie County,
                            Hydrologic Unit
                            10110205, at
                            culverts 4 mi
                            west and 0.5 mi
                            south of Watford
                            City.

06337900  Snake Creek     Lat 4737'55",          1.22  1959-73   106-14-00     3.73     428       06-07-99     7.32        4150
            tributary       long 10121'00",           1995-2000
            near            on south line
            Garrison, ND    sec. 14, T.148
                            N., R.84 W.,
                            McLean County,
                            Hydrologic Unit
                            10110101, at
                            culvert on
                            county highway,
                            1 mi south of
                            State Highway 37
                            and 3 mi
                            southeast of
                            Garrison.

06339890  North Creek     Lat 4724'37",          17.6 1998-2000  102-24-00   993.79    4240       03-16-99   995.56         620
            near Werner,    long 10230'10",
            ND              in NE1/4 SE1/4 NE1/4
                            sec.3, T.145 N.,
                            R.93 W., Dunn
                            County,
                            Hydrologic Unit
                            10130201, at box
                            culverts 3.5 mi
                            north and 5.5 mi
                            east of Dunn
                            Center.

06343000  Heart River     Lat 4651'56",         311    1965-84#   07-16-00     --       425       05-09-70    22.77       8,080
            near South      long 10256'53",           1985-2000
            Heart, ND       in NE1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4
                            sec.8, T.139 N.,
                            R.97 W., Stark
                            County,
                            Hydrologic Unit
                            10130202, on
                            left bank 1.7 mi
                            downstream from
                            North Creek,
                            2 mi east of
                            South Heart and
                            5.5 mi upstream
                            from Edward
                            Arthur Patterson
                            Lake.

06347090  Travis Creek    Lat 4647'57",          --      2000     02-29-00     --        85.0        --        --           --
            near Glen       long 10151'26",                           
            Ullin, ND       in NW1/4SE1/4 NW1/4                    
                            sec.01, T.138   
                            N., R.89 W.,
                            Morton County,
                            Hydrologic Unit
                            10130203, on
                            State Highway
                            49, 1.5 mi
                            southwest of
                            Glen Ullin.

06349083  Southeast       Lat 4637'12",         240.2 1996-2000   02-26-00 1,692.51     254       08-22-98 1,692.69        4480
            Branch          long 10054'12",
            Little Heart    in SW1/4 SW1/4
            River at        sec.5, T.136 N.,
            Saint           R.81 W., Morton
            Anthony, ND     County,
                            Hydrologic Unit
                            10130102, at
                            culvert on State
                            Highway 6, 0.75
                            mi northwest of
                            St. Anthony.

06351630  Middle Fork     Lat 4620'17",          1.70 1998-2000   09-22-00    10.81       7.0     08-12-99    13.03          70
            Cedar Creek     long 10317'35",                             
            tributary       in SW1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4
            near Amidon,    sec.7, T.133 N.,
            ND              R.100 W., Slope
                            County,
                            Hydrologic Unit
                            10130205, at
                            culvert 1 mi east
                            and 10 mi south
                            of Amidon.

06352380  Timber Creek    Lat 4612'36",          42.8 1996-2000    --          --         0.0     07-01-97 1,597.02         740
            tributary       long 10157'36",
            near New        in NW1/4 SW1/4
            Leipzig, ND     sec.33 T.132 N.,
                            R.90 W., Grant
                            County,
                            Hydrologic Unit
                            10130205, at
                            culvert on State
                            Highway 49,
                            11.75 mi south of
                            New Leipzig.

06354450  Beaver Creek    Lat 4614'48",          4.07 1998-2000   06-26-98     5.47     (10)         --        --          --
            tributary       long 10004'47",                       07-04-99     6.44     (10)
            near Linton,    in SW1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4                   03-08-00     5.40     (10)
            ND              sec.16, T.132
                            N., R.75 W.,
                            Emmons County,
                            Hydrologic Unit
                            10130104, at
                            culverts on
                            State Highway
                            13, 7.25 mi east
                            of Linton.

06469100  Pipestem Creek  Lat 4727'27",          3.59 1998-2000   06-14-00     12.05    780       06-14-00    12.05         780
            tributary       long 9934'58",                              
            near Heaton,    in NE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4
            ND              sec.22, T.146
                            N., R.70 W.,
                            Wells County,
                            Hydrologic Unit
                            10160002, at
                            culverts on
                            State Highway
                            52, 1.5 mi south
                            and 1.8 mi west
                            of Heaton.

06470200  Beaver Creek    Lat 4652'15",          0.19  1955-73    02-28-00      1.73   (11)         1973       5.88          49
            tributary        long 9855'30",           1995-2000  107-05-00      1.57     41.25
            near             on east line
            Eldridge, ND     sec.7, T.139 N.,
                             R. 65 W.,
                             Stutsman County,
                             Hydrologic Unit
                             10160003, at
                             culvert on
                             county highway 4
                             mi southwest of
                             Eldridge.

06471100  Maple Creek     Lat 4625'00",         45.25 1996-2000   07-05-00  1,099.93   4220       03-25-97 1,100.73        4400
            tributary       long 9849'42",
            near            in NE1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4
            Edgeley, ND     sec.15, T.134
                            N., R.65 W.,
                            LaMoure County,
                            Hydrologic Unit
                            10160004, at
                            culvert on
                            gravel road
                            10.25 mi
                            northwest of
                            Edgeley.

06471150  South Fork      Lat 4614'54",          45.5 1996-2000  102-25-00  1,193.72     46.0     03-25-97 1,199.71        4160
            Maple River     long 9842'48",
            tributary       in NE1/4 NE1/4 SW1/4
            near            sec.17, T.132
            Merricourt,     N., R.64 W.,
            ND              Dickey County,
                            Hydrologic Unit
                            10160004, at
                            culvert on
                            gravel road 5.5
                            mi northeast of
                            Merricourt.

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
   #Operated as a continuous-record gaging station.
   1On or about.
   2From floodmark.
   3New box culvert installed and original benchmarks destroyed.  Gage height may not correspond exactly with gage 
    heights from 1998-99 water years.
   4Approximately.
   5Backwater from Sheyenne River, actual discharge at time of maximum gage height was less than maximum discharge shown 
    below.
   6Unknown.
   7Maximum gage height from high-water mark, 52.43 feet, probably occurred on April 22, 1997.  Gage height at time of 
    maximum discharge not known.
   8Observed.
   9Estimated.
  10Additional culvert/channel geometry required prior to determination of maximum discharge.  Actual value will be 
    published next water year.
  11Backwater from ice and snow.

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