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does any one know anything about the current water level in the red right now?
I heard romour that they are holding water back down at mud lake, and does anyone know if there are any plans to relase water into the red to help?

thanks
Shawn

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The Mud Lake and Lake Traverse outlet, except for during spring run off, does not contribute significantly to the maintenance levels of the Red River.

The primary contributing tributary at the headwaters is the Otter Tail River system. This summer and fall it has been low with little flow.

The next significant contributing tributary is the Wild Rice River (ND) and it too is at a trickle due to few rains.

The whole Red River basin is low, we need significant rains to bring everything back up and eventually contribute to the levels of the Red.

HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
826 PM CDT MON SEP 22 2003

FLOOD RIVER CHANGE FLOW OBSERVATION
STATION STAGE STAGE 6 HR 24 HR CFS TIME

RED RIVER
WAHPETON 10 3.31 0.02 0.01 139 MON 8 PM
HICKSON NA 9.40 0.00 -0.07 123 MON 6 PM
FARGO 17 13.90 0.01 -0.09 198 MON 8 PM
HALSTAD 24 M M M M SUN 9 PM
EAST GRAND FORKS 28 15.42 -0.02 -0.05 1180 MON 8 PM
OSLO 28 4.75 0.01 0.02 854 MON 7 PM
DRAYTON 32 10.97 0.01 0.00 1351 MON 8 PM
PEMBINA 42 9.03 0.04 0.19 1510 MON 8 PM
EMERSON MB 81.5 47.18 0.01 0.18 NA MON 5 PM

WILD RICE RIVER
ABERCROMBIE 11 0.14 0.00 -0.01 1 MON 6 PM

SHEYENNE RIVER
COOPERSTOWN NA 9.75 -0.01 0.01 33 MON 8 PM
VALLEY CITY 13 3.56 -0.02 -0.01 138 MON 8 PM
WARWICK NA 2.34 -0.01 -0.03 25 MON 8 PM
LISBON 11 2.46 -0.04 -0.12 48 MON 8 PM
KINDRED 16 2.62 0.00 -0.01 103 MON 8 PM
WEST FARGO DIVERSION 16 6.01 0.00 0.00 0 MON 6 PM
DVRSN NR HORACE NA 10.83 0.01 0.03 59 MON 6 PM
HARWOOD 884 867.08 -0.01 0.06 NA MON 4 PM

BALDHILL CREEK
DAZEY 5NE NA 6.06 -0.01 -0.01 2 MON 8 PM

MAPLE RIVER
ENDERLIN 9 2.66 -0.04 -0.02 1 MON 6 PM
MAPLETON 9 0.43 0.01 -0.01 M MON 7 PM

BUFFALO RIVER
HAWLEY 7 3.38 -0.06 0.01 26 MON 6 PM
DILWORTH 12 3.46 0.01 0.05 29 MON 5 PM

SOUTH BRANCH BUFFALO RIVER
SABIN 12 5.99 -0.05 -0.25 27 MON 8 PM

GOOSE RIVER
HILLSBORO 7 M M M M MON 12 PM

FOREST RIVER
MINTO 6 1.27 0.00 -0.01 12 MON 7 PM

MIDDLE RIVER
ARGYLE 4E NA 3.31 0.00 -0.05 3 MON 6 PM

CLEARWATER RIVER
PLUMMER NA 2.71 0.09 0.13 58 MON 6 PM
RED LAKE FALLS NA 2.04 -0.01 -0.09 68 MON 8 PM

RED LAKE RIVER
CROOKSTON 15 4.94 0.01 0.05 1070 MON 8 PM
HIGHLANDING 10 1.90 0.01 0.23 120 MON 8 PM
THIEF RIVER DAM NA 1098.86 0.00 -0.01 NA MON 8 PM

SNAKE RIVER
RADIUM NA 904.96 -0.02 -0.04 NA MON 8 PM

TAMARAC RIVER
WASKISH NA 73.86 0.28 0.43 NA MON 7 PM

MARSH RIVER
SHELLY 14 3.88 0.01 0.13 29 MON 7 PM

SANDHILL RIVER
CLIMAX NA 4.18 0.02 -0.01 11 MON 5 PM
BELTRAMI 14 5.62 -0.04 0.02 NA MON 8 PM

THIEF RIVER
THIEF RIVER FALLS NA 4.52 0.00 -0.01 4 MON 8 PM

LOST RIVER
OKLEE NA 3.38 0.06 0.06 21 MON 5 PM

WILD RICE RIVER
ADA NA 6.12 0.00 -0.10 NA MON 7 PM
TWIN VALLEY 9.5 1.87 0.01 0.11 94 MON 7 PM
HENDRUM 17 4.12 0.01 0.04 130 MON 4 PM

OTTERTAIL RIVER
FOXHOME NA 12.90 -0.02 0.00 NA MON 7 PM

RABBIT RIVER
CAMPBELL NA 4.58 -0.01 -0.01 NA MON 8 PM

PARK RIVER
GRAFTON 12 6.33 0.00 -0.05 0 MON 8 PM

PEMBINA
NECHE 18 1.75 0.01 -0.01 0 MON 6 PM
WALHALLA 11 1.56 -0.03 -0.01 14 MON 7 PM

TWO RIVERS RIVER
HALLOCK 802 793.00 0.02 -0.18 NA MON 8 PM
LAKE BRONSON NA 3.28 0.00 0.00 1 MON 8 PM

ROSEAU RIVER
CARIBOU NA 5.03 -0.02 0.00 623 MON 7 PM
ROSS NA 7.38 -0.01 -0.13 630 MON 6 PM
ROSEAU 16 6.25 -0.04 -0.17 NA MON 7 PM
MALUNG NA 5.53 -0.05 -0.18 83 MON 6 PM


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