Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge



Place or area set aside for recreation or preservation of a cultural or natural resource and under some form of government administration; not including National or State forests or Reserves.
See also: Dams, Locales, and Reserves
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
48.9784565°, -102.1787998°
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1831 ft. (558 m.)

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US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge is covered by the Bowbells NW, ND US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Cities

Flaxton, ND 11 mi
Bowbells, ND 12 mi
Portal, ND 17 mi
Lignite, ND 19 mi
Kenmare, ND 21 mi

Nearby Points of Interest

Stony Creek Water 1.4 mi
Upper Des Lacs Lake Water 2.4 mi
North Star Dam Man-made 2.4 mi
Northgate Dam Man-made 5.6 mi
Pleasant View Cemetery Man-made 10.7 mi

Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is BOWBE which is approximately 13 miles away and has an elevation of 1,958 feet (127 feet higher than Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January .46" 16.1° -3.8°
February .44" 23.1° 3.5°
March .69" 34.3° 14.4°
April 1.25" 52.6° 27.7°
May 2.21" 67.1° 39.7°
June 2.94" 75.5° 49.0°
July 2.96" 80.4° 53.4°
August 1.94" 80.2° 50.9°
September 2.02" 67.7° 40.6°
October 1.11" 54.7° 29.2°
November .46" 33.8° 15.0°
December .29" 21.1° 1.7°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are lower than 84% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are lower than 97% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are lower than 81% of other locations on record.