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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  
00095 Specific cond at 25C(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00300 Dissolved oxygen(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00400 pH(Max.,Min.,Med.)  
63680 Turbidity, Form Neph(Min.,Mean,Max.)  

Water year 2019: 2018-10-01 to 2019-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
05082500 RED RIVER OF THE NORTH AT GRAND FORKS, ND
LOCATION - Lat 47°55'37", long 97°01'44" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in sec.03, T.151 N., R.50 W., Grand Forks County, ND, Hydrologic Unit 09020301, on left bank 50 ft downstream from the DeMers Avenue bridge, 0.4 mile downstream from Red Lake River, and at Mile 297.6.
DRAINAGE AREA - 30,100 mi² of which 3,800 mi² probably is noncontributing. including 3,800 mi² in closed basins.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 855: 1936(M). WSP 1115: 1942. WSP 1175: 1897(M). WSP 1388: 1904, 1914-15, 1917-19, 1921-22, 1927, 1950. WSP 1728: Drainage area. WRD-ND-81-1: 1882, 1897 (M).
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD -

PERIOD OF RECORD.--DAILY DISCHARGE--April 1882 to current year. Prior to September 1902 (all monthly periods) and September 1929 (for winter months only), daily values are derived from monthly totals published in WSP 1308.

PERIOD OF RECORD.--DAILY GAGE HEIGHT--September 1902 to current year. History of daily gage height record is shown below;

  Prior to 1923: a nonrecording gage was read to quarter-tenths twice daily.

  1923 to November, 3, 1933: a nonrecording gage was read to tenths once daily.

  November 4, 1933, to present: recording gage operated to tenths or less than tenths accuracy.

GAGE - Water stage recorder with concrete control. Datum of gage is 780.07 ft above NAVD88 (levels by USACE, May 2017).  Prior to conversion to NAVD88 datum of gage was published as 779.00 ft. above NGVD29.

Previous locations and datums are as follows:

1882-92: staff gages near site of Northern Pacific Railway bridge 0.4 mi downstream, datum unknown.
1892 to October 15, 1926: staff gage and chain gages on Northern Pacific Railway bridge 0.4 mi downstream at datum of about 778.35 ft (NGVD29)
October 16, 1926 to November 2, 1933: staff gages about 1.9 mi downstream at datum of 778.35 ft (NGVD29)
November 3, 1933, to April 13, 1965: water-stage recorder 1.6 mi downstream at datum of 778.35 ft (NGVD29)
April 14, 1965, to September 30, 1983: water-stage recorder 1.9 mi downstream at datum of 778.35 ft (NGVD29)
October 1, 1983, to September 30, 1986: gage at present location at datum of 780.00 ft (NGVD29)

REMARKS - 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.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum peak flow, 137,000 ft³/s, April 18, 1997. Maximum observed, affected by breakout from Red River of the North about 20 mi upstream of gage that entered Red Lake River about 2 mi upstream of confluence with the Red River of the North. Maximum peak stage, 54.35 ft, April 22, 1997, from floodmark.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water years 1949, 1959 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
WATER TEMPERATURE: March 2007 to current year.

SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: March 2007 to current year.

PH: March 2007 to current year.

DISSOLVED OXYGEN: March 2007 to current year.

TURBIDITY: May 2007 to current year.
REMARKS -

RECORD RATED - WATER TEMPERATURE:
Water Year 2014: Rated excellent: October 1-September 30.
Water Year 2015: Rated excellent: October 1-September 30.
Water Year 2016: Rated excellent: October 1- September 30.

RECORD RATED - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE:
Water Year 2014: Rated excellent: October 1-February 28, April 15-May 29, June 11-September 26. Rated good: March 1-April 14, May 30-June 10, September 27-30.
Water Year 2015: Rated excellent: October 3-May 7, May 19-June 30, July 15-September 30. Rated good: October 1-2, May 8-18, July 1-14.
Water Year 2016: Rated excellent: October 1-September 19, September 22-30. Rated good: September 20, 21.

RECORD RATED - PH:
Water Year 2014: Rated excellent: October 1-March 14, April 15-September 18. Rated good: March 15-April 14, September 19-30.
Water Year 2015: Rated excellent: October 3-18, November 13-April 27, May 19-28, June 4-July 13, August 12-September 30. Rated good: October 1-2, October 19-November 1, April 28-May 18, May 29-June 3. Rated fair: November 2-12. Rated poor: July 14-August 11.
Water Year 2016: Rated excellent: October 1-23, November 24-August 16, August 26-September 30. Rated good: November 16-23, August 17-25.

RECORD RATED - DISSOLVED OXYGEN:
Water Year 2014: Rated excellent: October 1-September 30.
Water Year 2015: Rated excellent: October 1-September 30.
Water Year 2016: Rated excellent: October 1-May 6, May 30-June 22, July 9-August 5, August 7-22, August 26-September 30. Rated good: June 23-July 8, August 6, August 23-25. Rated poor: May 7-29

RECORD RATED - TURBIDITY:
Water Year 2014: Rated excellent: October 1-November 24, April 15-August 5, August 27-September 30. Rated good: November 25-December 26, August 6-12. Rated fair: August 13-20. Rated poor: April 2-14, August 21-26. No record: December 27-April 1.
Water Year 2015: Rated excellent: October 1-November 11, May 19-September 30. Rated fair: November 12, March 16-20, April 3-5. Rated poor: November 13-March 15, March 21-April 2, April 6-May 18.
Water Year 2016: Rated excellent: October 1-31, November 24-March 16, April 6-May 1, May 6-23, July 9-September 30. Rated good: November 1-6, May 2-5, May 24-29. Rated fair: November 7-12, May 30-June 4. Rated poor: November 13-23, March 17-April 1, June 5-July 8.

EXTREMES FOR WATER YEAR 2014:

WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum recorded, 25.6°C, July 23; minimum recorded, 0.0°C, many days in November to April.
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum recorded, 1,520 microsiemens, November 2; minimum recorded, 388 microsiemens, April 12.
PH: Maximum recorded, 8.7 units, November 12-18; minimum recorded, 7.5 units, many days from January to April.
DISSOLVED OXYGEN: Maximum recorded, 16.2 milligrams per liter, November 30 to December 2; minimum recorded, 5.5 milligrams per liter, June 25-27.
TURBIDITY: Maximum recorded, 640 FNU, October 20; minimum recorded, 7.4 FNU, December 20.

EXTREMES FOR WATER YEAR 2015:

WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum recorded, 27.6°C, August 15, 16; minimum recorded, 0.0°C, many days in November to April.
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum recorded, 1,180 microsiemens, May 26, 30, September 12, 13, 15; minimum recorded, 495 microsiemens, March 17, 18.
PH: Maximum recorded, 8.9 units, April 8-10; minimum recorded, 7.7 units, February 26, June 12,13.
DISSOLVED OXYGEN: Maximum recorded, 17.8 milligrams per liter, April 10, 11; minimum recorded, 5.9 milligrams per liter, July 27, 28.
TURBIDITY: Maximum recorded, 1,000 FNU, May 20; minimum recorded, 2.9 FNU, February 15, 16.

EXTREMES FOR WATER YEAR 2016:

WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum recorded, 27.4°C, August 3; minimum recorded, 0.0°C, many days in November to March.
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum recorded, 1,400 microsiemens, November 30; minimum recorded, 452 microsiemens, March 17.
PH: Maximum recorded, 8.9 units, April 3; minimum recorded, 7.8 units, June 17-19, August 6, 7, 8, 31, September 1-3.
DISSOLVED OXYGEN: Maximum recorded, 14.4 milligrams per liter, November 30, December 1; minimum recorded, 5.7 milligrams per liter, August 6.
TURBIDITY: Maximum recorded, 460 FNU, July 14; minimum recorded, 2.9 FNU, February 16.

EXTREMES FOR WATER YEAR 2017: 

WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum recorded, 28.0°C, July 31; minimum recorded, 0.0°C, many days in December to March. 
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum recorded, 1,370 microsiemens, December 14; minimum recorded, 426 microsiemens, February 25. 
PH: Maximum recorded, 8.7 units, June 6; minimum recorded, 7.6 units, February 2. 
DISSOLVED OXYGEN: Maximum recorded, 13.9 milligrams per liter, December 9; minimum recorded, 5.6 milligrams per liter, September 23. 
TURBIDITY: Maximum recorded, 323 FNU, September 23; minimum recorded, 6.1 FNU, January 18.

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum recorded, 28.8°C, July 22, 23, 2012; minimum recorded, 0.0°C, many days in winter months for most years.

SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum recorded, 1,770 microsiemens, November 27, 2012; minimum recorded, 260 microsiemens, April 29, 2013.

PH: Maximum recorded, 8.9 units on November 20-22, 2007, September 5-6, 2008, April 8-10, 2015, April 3, 2016; minimum recorded, 7.5 units, many days in February to April 2011, April, June, July 2013 and January to April 2014.

DISSOLVED OXYGEN: Maximum recorded, 17.8 milligrams per liter, April 10-11, 2015; minimum recorded, 4.8 milligrams per liter, July 5, 2013.

TURBIDITY: Maximum recorded, 1,000 FNU, May 20, 2015; minimum recorded, 1.3 FNU, January 16, 2012.