Warning: Javascript must be enabled to use all the features on this page!

Page Loading - Please Wait...

Click to hideNews Bulletins

Water-Year Summary for Site 05080000

Click to hide state-specific text

NOTE: During winter months, stage and discharge may be significantly affected by backwater from ice, resulting in incorrect discharge data. Consequently, discharge data may not be displayed during periods of ice effect. Click here for more information.

Click to hide Water-Year Summary instructions and information
  • Water-Year Summary reports summarize a year of hydrologic data in a printer-friendly format.
  • For water years 2014 onward, choose a water year and parameter and an on-demand Water-Year Summary report will be generated.
  • For water years 2006 through 2013, choose a water year and an Annual Water Data Report will be provided.
  • For water years 2005 and earlier, Annual Water Data Reports may be available in digital format.
  • Not all sites have reports available for every water year.
Available Parameters
00060 Discharge(Mean)  

Water year 2022: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30

Print this page
USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
LOCATION - Lat 47°48'01", long 96°48'31" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.21, T.150 N., R.48 W., Polk County, MN, Hydrologic Unit 09020303, on left bank 10 ft upstream from bridge on county highway, 0.5 mile west of Fisher and at river mile 27.6.
DRAINAGE AREA - 5,680 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - March to September 1999 (gage heights and maximum discharge only), October 1999 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 798.80 ft above NAVD88 (levels by USACE, April 2017).  Prior to conversion to NAVD88, datum was published as 800 ft. above mean sea level (levels by Minnesota Department of Transportation).

Accuracy of records for water years prior to 2014 are noted in the individual Annual Data Reports for those water years. For water years 2014 onward, records good except for estimated discharges, which are poor, unless otherwise noted.

REGULATION.--Runoff from 1,950 square miles of Red Lake River basin above Lower Red Lake outlet is completely controlled by dam at outlet of Lower Red Lake. Flow partially affected by occasional regulation of Thief and Mud Lakes in Thief River basin.

EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - A stage of 41.00 ft occurred in spring of 1997 (from information provided by the National Weather Service).
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum peak flow, 26,400 ft³/s, peak stage, 40.81 ft, April 3, 2006; maximum daily-mean flow, 26,200 ft³/s, April 3, 2006.