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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Mean,Max.,Min.)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  
00095 Specific cond at 25C(Mean,Max.,Min.)  
00300 Dissolved oxygen(Mean,Max.,Min.)  

Water year 2020: 2020-10-01 to 2021-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
LOCATION - Lat 48°14'45", long 101°22'15" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.17, T.155 N., R.83 W., Ward County, ND, Hydrologic Unit 09010008, on right bank 180 ft downstream from county highway bridge, 3.5 mi west of Minot, 7 mi downstream from Des Lacs River, and at mile 388.5.
DRAINAGE AREA - 10,600 mi² of which 6,700 mi² probably is noncontributing.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1308: 1905, 1909-14, 1918, 1924-25, 1927. WSP 1338: 1903-4, 1906, 1917, 1928, 1929(M). WSP 2113: Drainage area. WDR-ND-2002.
PERIOD OF RECORD - DAILY DISCHARGE--May 1903 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1308. Published as Mouse River at Minot, 1903-24, Souris River at Minot, 1927-28, 1929-34, and Souris River near Minot, 1928-29.

PERIOD OF RECORD.--DAILY GAGE HEIGHT--October 2000 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and concrete control.  Datum of gage is 1547.01 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988. NGVD29 Datum was converted to NAVD88 Datum using the National Geodetic Surveys VDATUM transformation tool in November, 2017. May 5, 1903, to September 30, 1928; October 1, 1929, to September 30, 1934; nonrecording gages at mile 377.6 in Minot, at datum 12.5 ft lower, October 1, 1928, to September 30, 1929, nonrecording gages at Saugstad bridge at mile 366.8, 5 mi southeast of Minot and at datum 19.2 ft lower than present datum. Records equivalent except those for periods of extreme low flow, as some industrial and sanitary waste enters the river between the sites.
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.

REGULATION.--Flow regulated by reservoirs on Souris and Des Lacs Rivers, combined capacity, about 700,000 acre-ft; some small diversions for irrigation and municipal supply.

EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum stage in Minot occurred in 1881, and was at least 3 ft higher than 1904 peak of 21.9 ft (site and datum then in use), according to April 20, 1904, issue of Minot Daily Optic. Review of weather records and additional historic flood information suggest that the 1881 peak may have actually occurred in 1882.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water year 1969 to current year.