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Souris River at Sawyer Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)SWRN8(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (11:15AM Nov 26, 2014)Flood Stage is 22 ft
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NOTE: Automated gauge readings are unavailable, readings taken manually.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Souris River at Sawyer 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: 26
Moderate Flood Stage: 24
Flood Stage: 22
Action Stage: 21
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 29.28 ft on 06/26/2011
(2) 26.17 ft on 04/21/1976
(3) 25.30 ft on 05/11/1979
(4) 24.50 ft on 04/12/2013
(5) 24.47 ft on 04/14/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 24.50 ft on 04/12/2013
(2) 29.28 ft on 06/26/2011
(3) 24.47 ft on 04/14/2009
(4) 19.85 ft on 06/30/2005
(5) 21.90 ft on 04/18/1999
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

For more information on your flood risk go to www.floodsmart.gov.

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29 The emergency dike would be topped.
22 Coulees and farmland will begin to flood. Several homes in the immediate vicinity have historically been affected above 22 feet.
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(1) Souris River at Sawyer-Upstream View
(2) Souris River at Sawyer-Downstream View
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Latitude: 48.094722° N, Longitude: 101.056111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 22 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(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 1500 ft 1522 ft  
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