USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
05137500 RAINY RIVER NEAR BOAT LANDING AT WHEELERS POINT,MN
LOCATION - Lat 48°49'49", long 94°42'18" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Lake of the Woods County, MN, Hydrologic Unit 09030008, look-in shelter on the bank on the north side of Sportsman's Lodge property, and one mile upstream from Lake of the Woods, Fourmile Bay.
DRAINAGE AREA - 21,200 square miles
PERIOD OF RECORD - Apr. 14, 2010 to Sept. 30, 2011; gage operated seasonally. Oct. 1, 2011 to Oct. 2018 continuous discharge. (discontinued). Stage only Oct. 2018 to current year.
GAGE - Water stage and velocity recorder. Datum of gage is 1055.20 ft. above sea level (NAVD of 1988).
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 99,100 ft³/s, gage-height, 8.09 ft; June 18, 2014; maximum gage-height 10.50 ft, June 26, 2022 (backwater from Lake of the Woods); maximum daily-mean discharge, 84,500 ft³/s, June 18, 2014; minimum daily-mean discharge, 1,330 ft³/s, Oct. 4, 2012.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water Temperature: October 2014 to October 2018.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - Water Temperature: October 2014 to October 2018.
INSTRUMENTATION - Water temperature sensor from the SonTek Argonaut SL, which provides continuous readings. Sensor located at gage.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 25.9 C, August 17, 2016; minimum, 0.0 C, many days, most years.