USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
05106000 SPRAGUE CREEK NEAR SPRAGUE, MANITOBA
LOCATION - Lat 48°59'33", long 95°39'43" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.34, T.164 N., R.39 W., Roseau County, MN, Hydrologic Unit 09020314, on left bank 0.5 mi south of international boundary, 3.5 mi south of Sprague, Manitoba, 8 mi upstream from mouth, and 10.5 mi northeast of Roseau, MN.
DRAINAGE AREA - 176 mi². Prior to 1981, 169 mi²; prior to October 1958, 151 mi²; changes due to construction of drainage ditches within basin.
- WSP 1055: 1944. WSP 1308: 1931(M). WDR MN-81-1: Drainage area. Maximum instantons and daily Q 2002.
PERIOD OF RECORD - September 1928 to December 1981, October, 1999 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and concrete control. Datum of gage is 1,038.40 ft above sea level, 1928 datum, (levels by Geodetic Survey of Canada). Prior to Mar. 15, 1929, non-recording gage at same site and datum. Datum of gage is 1040.17 ft. NAVD88.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, <3,720ft³/s, gage-height 15.63 ft, ( Q and GH are top of revised rating extension), June 11, 2002; Maximum gage height, 17.08 ft.; maximum daily-mean discharge, <3720 ft³/s, June 11, 2002(as noted above); minimum discharge, 0.00 ft³/s, Apr. 1, 1930 (many days, several years).