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Souris River at Minot-Broadway Bridge Stage (ft)MION8(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (8:15AM Oct 24, 2014)Flood Stage is 1549 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Souris River at Minot-Broadway Bridge 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:1555
Moderate Flood Stage:1551
Flood Stage:1549
Action Stage:1548

Historical Crests
(1) 1,561.66 ft on 06/25/2011
(2) 1,558.00 ft on 01/01/1881
(3) 1,556.08 ft on 04/18/1976
(4) 1,555.40 ft on 04/20/1969
(5) 1,555.15 ft on 04/20/1904
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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1555 Approximately the top of permanent flood protection for the city. A number of homes will be affected by flooding.
1551 Water begins to approach houses nearest to river banks.
(1) Souris River at Minot Broadway Bridge-Upstream View.
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Latitude: 48.238056° N, Longitude: 101.295833° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 1549 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
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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 1540 ft 3089 ft  
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