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Water year 2019: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
05080000 RED LAKE RIVER AT FISHER, MN
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.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
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).
REMARKS -

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.

10/01/13-09/30/14: Daily discharge records good to fair except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.

10/01/14-09/30/15: Daily discharge records good to fair except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.

10/01/15-09/30/16: Daily discharge records good to fair except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.

10/01/16-09/30/17: Daily discharge records good to fair except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.

EXTREMES FOR WATER YEAR 2017.--Maximum peak flow, 6,390 ft³/s, March 30, peak stage, 23.32 ft. Maximum peak stage, 24.25 ft., March 29, backwater from ice

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.