USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
05092000 RED RIVER OF THE NORTH AT DRAYTON, ND
LOCATION - Lat 48°34'20", long 97°08'50" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in sec.29, T.159 N., R.50 W., Pembina County, ND, Hydrologic Unit 09020311, on downstream side of bridge on North Dakota State Highway 66, at the North Dakota-Minnesota border, 1.5 mi northeast of Drayton, and at mile 206.7.
DRAINAGE AREA - 34,800 mi². approximately, includes 3,800 mi² in closed basins.
- WSP 1388: 1949-50. WSP 1728: Drainage area.
Revisions: Discharge for the period February 20, 2017, to March 29, 2017, was revised on April 11, 2018, based on a comparison to daily discharges for the Red River at Emerson (05102500), furnished by the Water Survey of Canada.
PERIOD OF RECORD - DAILY DISCHARGE--April 1936 to June 1937, April 1941 to current year (fragmentary prior to April 1949).
PERIOD OF RECORD.--DAILY GAGE HEIGHT--October 2000 to current year.
- Water-stage recorder and concrete control. Datum of gage is 756.05 ft above NAVD88 (levels by USACE, May 2017). Prior to conversion to NAVD88 datum was published as 755.00 ft above NGVD29
April 1936 to June 1937, April 1941 to November 29, 1954; non-recording gage 1.5 miles upstream, datum was 756.59 ft above NGVD29.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of April 1897 reached a stage of about 41 ft at site and datum in use prior to November 30, 1954.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water year 1972 to current year.