MFCRWD staff perform flow gaging at several stream sites in the watershed. Flow gaging is an important aspect in the identification of trends and potential water quality issues. Water samples are collected from these sites and are analyzed for Total Phosphorus, Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen, and Total Suspended Solids. In addition to flow gaging and chemistry sample collection, MFCRWD staff use a YSI Sonde to measure pH, conductivity, temperature, and dissolved oxygen with each sample collection. The following three sites are actively surveyed each monitoring season:

Station ID: MFC4

Description: Middle Fork Crow River at Old Town Hall Rd, Inlet to Nest Lake, 3 mi North-Northwest of Spicer, MN

Low Flow on 9/12/12. Staff gauge: 0.38 ft – Velocity: 0.29 ft/s – Discharge: 4.13 cubic ft/second


Normal Flow on 7/27/11. Staff Gauge: 2.74 ft – Velocity: 3.10 ft/s – Discharge: 205.71 cubic ft/second


Flood Stage on 4/13/11. Staff gauge: 3.55 ft – Did not gage


Station ID: CL3

DescriptionMiddle Fork Crow River at County Road 2, East of Lake Calhoun

Low Flow on 8/23/12. Staff gauge: 2.40 ft – Velocity: 0.72 ft/s – Discharge: 23.15 cubic ft/s.


Normal Flow on 6/19/12. Staff gauge: 3.74 ft


Flood Stage on 4/21/11. Staff gauge: 5.48


Station ID: Manannah

Description: Middle Fork Crow River at County Road 30, 1 mile South of Manannah

Low Flow on 8/23/12. Velocity: 0.72 ft/s – Discharge: 23.15 cubic ft/s


High Flow on 7/28/11. Velocity: 2.24 ft/s – Discharge: 390.61 cubic ft/s


Flood Stage on 4/14/11. Velocity: 3.13 ft/s – Discharge: 601.06 cubic ft/s