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Souris River at Minot 4NW Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesMINN8(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:45AM Oct 4, 2015)Flood Stage is 14 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Souris River at Minot 4NW are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 22
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 26.00 ft on 01/01/1881
(2) 24.37 ft on 06/25/2011
(3) 23.00 ft on 04/20/1904
(4) 21.30 ft on 04/17/1976
(5) 20.40 ft on 04/30/1927
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.07 ft on 06/06/2013
(2) 6.42 ft on 05/15/2012
(3) 24.37 ft on 06/25/2011
(4) 10.82 ft on 06/18/2010
(5) 14.83 ft on 04/14/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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32.29 Water level is at top of the levees at Burlington.
22 The bridge deck upstream from gage house will flood.
20.3 Water level is at top of levees near water treatment plant.
17.3 The road leading to the gage house becomes covered with water.
15 At this stage water begins to threaten rural areas on the edge of Minot, especially if there is significant local runoff.
(1) Souris River near Minot-Upstream View
(2) Souris River near Minot-Downstream View
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Latitude: 48.245833° N, Longitude: 101.370833° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 14 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 1545.75 ft 1559.75 ft  

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