Water Resources of North Dakota

Water Resources of North Dakota

U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey

Water Resources Data
North Dakota
Water Year 2000

Volume 1. Surface Water

By R.E. Harkness, W.R. Berkas, S.W. Norbeck, and S.M. Robinson

Water-Data Report ND-00-1

Prepared in cooperation with the State of North Dakota
and with other agencies

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

GAIL A. NORTON, Secretary



U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

CHARLES G. GROAT, Director



For additional information write to:
District Chief, Water Resources Division
U.S. Geological Survey
821 East Interstate Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503-1199

2001



PREFACE
This edition of the annual hydrologic data report of North Dakota is one of a series of annual reports that document hydrologic data collected from the U.S. Geological Survey's collection networks in each State, Puerto Rico, and the Trust Territories. These records of streamflow, ground-water levels, and quality of water provide the hydrologic information needed by Federal, State, local agencies, and the private sector for developing and managing land and water resources in North Dakota. The records are contained in 2 volumes:
Volume 1. Surface-Water Data
Volume 2. Ground-Water Data
This report is the culmination of a concerted effort by dedicated personnel of the U.S. Geological Survey who collected, compiled, analyzed, verified, and organized the data, and who typed, edited, and assembled the report. In addition to the authors, who had the primary responsibility for assuring that the information contained herein is accurate, complete, and adheres to U.S. Geological Survey policy and established guidelines, the following North Dakota District personnel contributed significantly to the collection, processing, and tabulation of the data:
Bismarck District Office
	L.A. Cottengaim	C.R. Martin	B.A. Sether	G.J. Wiche
	V.M. Dressler	R.J. Renner	M.J. Voigt	T.J. Williams-Sether
	L.A. Hall	D.R. Rosenkranz	J.E. Wagner
	C.S. Helgesen	K.M. Rowland	G.B. Wald
	R.F. Lundgren	L.L. Rutschke	J.D. Wald

Grand Forks Field Headquarters
	K.L. Boespflug	J.M. Lambrecht
	J.B. Kelly	R.A. Nustad
	
This report was prepared in cooperation with the State of North Dakota and with other agencies under the supervision of G.J. Wiche, District Chief, North Dakota.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface
List of surface-water stations, in downstream order, for which records are published in this volume
List of precipitation sites, for which chemical-quality data are published in this volume
List of discontinued surface-water discharge or stage-only stations
List of discontinued continuous-record surface-water-quality stations
Introduction (Includes Figures 1 and 2)
Cooperation
Summary of hydrologic conditions (Includes Figures 3, 4, and 5)
      Climate
      Streamflow
      Chemical quality of streamflow
Special networks and programs
Explanation of records (Includes Figures 6 and 7)
      Station identification numbers
            Downstream-order system
            Latitude-longitude system
            Miscellaneous site numbers
      Records of stage and water discharge
            Data collection and computation
            Data presentation
                  Station manuscript
                  Data table of daily mean values
                  Statistics of monthly mean data
                  Summary statistics
            Identifying estimated daily discharge
            Accuracy of the records
            Other records available
      Records of surface-water quality
            Classification of records
            Arrangement of records
            Onsite measurements and sample collection
            Water temperature
            Sediment
            Laboratory analyses
            Data presentation
Access to USGS water data
Definition of terms
Publications on techniques of water-resources investigations
Surface-water-discharge and surface-water-quality records
      Remark codes
      Water-quality-control data
            Blank samples
            Reference samples
            Replicate samples
            Spike samples
      Dissolved trace-element concentrations
      Changes in National Trends Network procedures
Station Records
      Discharge Measurements at Partial-Record Stations and Miscellaneous Sites
             Crest-Stage Partial Record Stations
             Miscellaneous Discharge Measurement Sites
      Analyses of samples collected at water-quality partial-record stations and miscellaneous sites
      Analyses of samples collected at Devils Lake water-quality sites
      Analyses of samples collected at Spirit Lake Reservation water-quality sites
      Analyses of samples collected at J. Clark Sayler National Wildlife Refugee water-quality sites
      Analyses of samples collected at Lake Sakakawea water-quality sites
Chemical Quality of Precipitation - Icelandic State Park, ND
Chemical Quality of Precipitation - Woodworth, ND

ILLUSTRATIONS (To View Illustrations Click on Following Link)

Figure 1. Location of Active Surface-Water Gaging Stations Introduction
Figure 2. Location of Active Surface-Water-Quality Stations Introduction
Figure 3. Comparison of Monthly Precipitation Summary of Hydrologic Conditions
Figure 4. Comparison of Monthly Mean Discharge Summary of Hydrologic Conditions
Figure 5. Devils Lake Water Levels 1993-2000 Summary of Hydrologic Conditions
Figure 6. System for Numbering Sites (latitude and longitude) Explanation of Records
Figure 7. System for Numbering Sites (township and range) Explanation of Records

Tables (To View Illustrations Click on Following Link)

Table 1. Period-of-record mean and median annual discharges; annual mean discharges for water years 1998, 1999, and 2000; ranking of annual mean discharges for water years 1998, 1999, and 2000 in relation to highest annual mean discharges for the period of record; maximum instantaneous discharge for water year 2000 in relation to highest annual maximum instantaneous discharge for the period of record at selected streamflow-gaging stations 

Table  2. Statistical summary of specific-conductance values for the period of recrod and listing of measured specific-conductance values for water year 2000

SURFACE-WATER STATIONS, IN DOWNSTREAM ORDER, FOR WHICH RECORDS ARE PUBLISHED IN THIS VOLUME

Letters after station names designate type of data

(d) discharge
(e) elevation, gage heights, or contents
(c) chemical
(b) biological
(m) microbiological
(t) water temperature
(s) sediment
(r) radiochemical
(p) pesticides

HUDSON BAY BASIN
Lake Winnipeg (head of Nelson River)
RED RIVER OF THE NORTH BASIN

05051500 Red River of the North at Wahpeton (dc)
05051522 Red River of the North at Hickson (dcms)
05051600 Wild Rice River near Rutland (dc)
05053000 Wild Rice River near Abercrombie (dc)
05054000 Red River of the North at Fargo (dct)
05054500 Sheyenne River above Harvey (dc)
05056000 Sheyenne River near Warwick (dc)

Devils Lake

Mauvais Coulee (head of Big Coulee)

05056060 Mauvais Coulee Tributary No. 3 near Cando (dc)
05056100 Mauvais Coulee near Cando (dc)
05056200 Edmore Coulee near Edmore (dc)
05056215 Edmore Coulee Tributary near Webster (dc)
05056220 Sweetwater Lake at Sweetwater (cbt)
05056222 Morrison Lake near Webster (ecbt)
05056239 Starkweather Coulee near Webster (dc)
05056241 Dry Lake near Penn (ecbt)
05056250 Lake Alice near Churchs Ferry (cbt)
05056255 Lake Alice-Irvine Channel near Churchs Ferry (e)
05056260 Lake Irvine near Churchs Ferry (cbt)
05056340 Little Coulee near Leeds (dc)
05056500 Devils Lake near Devils Lake (e)
05056636 Devils Lake outlet to Stump Lake near Lakota (et)
05056665 Eastern Stump Lake near Lakota (ecbt)
05056670 Western Stump Lake near Lakota (cbt)
05057000 Sheyenne River near Cooperstown (dct)

Lake Ashtabula

05057200 Baldhill Creek near Dazey (dct)
05057500 Lake Ashtabula at Baldhill Dam (e)
05058000 Sheyenne River below Baldhill Dam (dct)
05058500 Sheyenne River at Valley City (ec)
05058700 Sheyenne River at Lisbon (dc)
05059000 Sheyenne River near Kindred (dc)
05059300 Sheyenne River above Sheyenne River Diversion near Horace (dct)
05059310 Sheyenne River Diversion near Horace (d)
05059480 Sheyenne River Diversion at West Fargo (dc)
05059500 Sheyenne River at West Fargo (dc)
05059600 Maple River near Hope (dc)
05059700 Maple River near Enderlin (dc)
05060100 Maple River below Mapleton (dct)
05060400 Sheyenne River at Harwood (ecms)
05060500 Rush River at Amenia (dct)
05064500 Red River of the North at Halstad, MN (dct)

Goose River

05064900 Beaver Creek near Finley (dc)
05066500 Goose River at Hillsboro (dc)
05070000 Red River of the North near Thompson (e)
05080000 Red Lake River at Fischer, MN (e)
05082500 Red River of the North at Grand Forks (dc)
05082625 Turtle River at Turtle River State Park near Arvilla (dcmsp)
05084000 Forest River near Fordville (dc)
05085000 Forest River at Minto (dc)

Park River

05090000 Park River at Grafton (dc)
05092000 Red River of the North at Drayton (dc)

Pembina River

05099100 Snowflake Creek near Snowflake, Manitoba (d)
05099150 Mowbray Creek near Mowbray, Manitoba (d)
05099300 Pembina River near Windygates, Manitoba (d)
05099600 Pembina River at Walhalla (dc)
05100000 Pembina River at Neche (dc)
05101000 Tongue River at Akra (dc)
05102490 Red River of the North at Pembina (cmsp)
05102500 Red River of the North at Emerson, Manitoba (dcmtsp)

Assiniboine River
Souris (Mouse) River

05113360 Long Creek at Western Crossing of International Boundary, Saskatchewan (d)
05113600 Long Creek near Noonan (dc)
05113750 East Branch Short Creek Reservoir near Columbus (e)
05113800 Short Creek below International Boundary near Roche Percee, Saskatchewan (d)
05114000 Souris (Mouse) River near Sherwood (dcbmt)
05115500 Lake Darling near Foxholm (ecbt)
05116000 Souris (Mouse) River near Foxholm (dcbm)
05116500 Des Lacs River at Foxholm (dc)
05117500 Souris (Mouse) River above Minot (dcbm)
05120000 Souris (Mouse) River near Verendrye (dcb)
05120500 Wintering River near Karlsruhe (dc)
05122000 Souris (Mouse) River near Bantry (dcbms)
05123400 Willow Creek near Willow City (dcbms)
05123500 Stone Creek near Kramer (dcbms)
05123510 Deep River near Upham (dcbms)
05123750 Cut Bank Creek at Upham (dcbms)
05123900 Boundary Creek near Landa (dcbms)
05123990 J. Clark Sayler Pool 357 near Westhope (cbt)
05124000 Souris (Mouse) River near Westhope (dct)

MISSOURI RIVER BASIN

06185500 Missouri River near Culbertson, MT (d)
06185600 Missouri River Stage Gage No. 4 near Nohly, MT (e)
06185650 Missouri River Stage Gage No. 5 at Nohly, MT (e)

YELLOWSTONE RIVER BASIN

06329500 Yellowstone River near Sidney, MT (d)
06329590 Yellowstone River Stage Gage No. 1 near Fairview, MT (e)
06329610 Yellowstone River Stage Gage No. 2 near Cartwright (e)
06329620 Yellowstone River Stage Gage No. 3 near Buford (e)

06329640 Missouri River Stage Gage No. 5A at Buford (e)
06329650 Missouri River Stage Gage No. 6 near Buford (e)
06329660 Missouri River Stage Gage No. 7 near Trenton (e)
06330000 Missouri River near Williston (e)
06330110 Missouri River Stage Gage No. 9 at Williston (e)

LITTLE MUDDY RIVER BASIN

06331000 Little Muddy River below Cow Creek near Williston (dc)

BEAR DEN CREEK BASIN

06332515 Bear Den Creek near Mandaree (dc)

SHELL CREEK BASIN

06332523 East Fork Shell Creek near Parshall (dcp)

DEEPWATER CREEK BASIN

06332770 Deepwater Creek at mouth near Raub (dcp)

LITTLE MISSOURI RIVER BASIN

06335500 Little Missouri River at Marmarth (dc)
06336600 Beaver Creek near Trotters (dc)
06337000 Little Missouri River near Watford City (dc)
06338000 Lake Sakakawea near Riverdale (e)
06338490 Missouri River at Garrison Dam (dctsp)
06339010 Missouri River above Stanton (e)

KNIFE RIVER BASIN

06339100 Knife River at Manning (dc)
06339500 Knife River near Golden Valley (dc)
06340000 Spring Creek at Zap (dc)
06340500 Knife River at Hazen (dc)
06340700 Missouri River near Stanton (e)
06340900 Missouri River near Hensler (e)
06341000 Missouri River at Washburn (e)

TURTLE CREEK BASIN

06341410 Turtle Creek above Washburn (dc)

PAINTED WOODS CREEK BASIN

06341800 Painted Woods Creek near Wilton (dc)
06342020 Missouri River at Price (e)

SQUARE BUTTE CREEK BASIN

06342260 Square Butte Creek below Center (dc)

BURNT CREEK BASIN

06342450 Burnt Creek near Bismarck (dc)
06342500 Missouri River at Bismarck (dcs)

HEART RIVER BASIN

06343500 E. A. Patterson Lake near Dickinson (ect)
06344600 Green River near New Hradec (dc)
06345500 Heart River near Richardton (dc)
06345780 Heart River above Lake Tschida near Glen Ullin (dc)
06346000 Lake Tschida near Glen Ullin (ect)
06347000 Antelope Creek near Carson (dc)
06347500 Big Muddy Creek near Almont (dc)
06348300 Heart River at Stark Bridge near Judson (dc)
06349000 Heart River near Mandan (dc)

APPLE CREEK BASIN

06349215 Long Lake Creek above Long Lake near Moffit (dc)
06349500 Apple Creek near Menoken (dc)
06349700 Missouri River near Schmidt (e)

CANNONBALL RIVER BASIN

06350000 Cannonball River at Regent (dc)
06352000 Cedar Creek near Haynes (dc)
06353000 Cedar Creek near Raleigh (dc)
06354000 Cannonball River at Breien (dc)

BEAVER CREEK BASIN

06354580 Beaver Creek below Linton (dc)

PORCUPINE CREEK BASIN

06439980 Lake Oahe near Pierre, SD (e)

JAMES RIVER BASIN

06468170 James River near Grace City (dc)
06468250 James River above Arrowwood Lake near Kensal (dcsp)
06468500 James River near Pingree (csp)
06469000 Jamestown Reservoir near Jamestown (e)
06469400 Pipestem Creek near Pingree (dc)
06469820 Pipestem Reservoir near Jamestown (e)
06470000 James River at Jamestown (dc)
06470500 James River at LaMoure (dc)
06470800 Bear Creek near Oakes (dc)
06470830 James River at Oakes (et)
06470875 James River at Dakota Lake Dam near Ludden (dct)
06471200 Maple River at North Dakota-South Dakota State Line (d)

PRECIPITATION SITES, FOR WHICH CHEMICAL-QUALITY DATA ARE PUBLISHED IN THIS VOLUME

PEMBINA COUNTY

      Site 48714097442301, Icelandic State Park

STUTSMAN COUNTY

      Site 470732099140204, Woodworth


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