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Souris River near Towner Stage (ft)Highest Observation: 50.5 ft at 10:00AM Apr 14, 2014TOWN8(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (1:00PM Apr 18, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 50.5 ft at 10:00 AM CDT 14-Apr-2014. Flood Stage is 52 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Souris River near Towner 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:56
Moderate Flood Stage:54
Flood Stage:52
Action Stage:51

Historical Crests
(1) 58.73 ft on 06/28/2011
(2) 56.70 ft on 04/01/1976
(3) 56.60 ft on 06/11/2013
(4) 56.50 ft on 04/22/1996
(5) 56.30 ft on 04/19/2009
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60 Damage begins at farmer's structures. Ditching on the left side of the river appears to be able to handle a significant amount of water. Water leaving the banks would most likely stay in this ditch.
56.6 At around 56.6 ft, the eastbound lane of Highway 2 near SW of Towner gets water on it (westbound remains dry) and Highway 14 immediately south of Highway 2 is closed due to high water.
56 Major flooding.
55.5 Widespread flooding west and north of town with many roads affected.
55 Secondary roads become covered with water. Farmers on the right side of the river, looking downstream will be affected, but little damage. Water bypasses gage at this height.
54 Flood problems begin, agricultural land and meadows affected. Moderate flood stage.
53 No significant flood problems.
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(1) Souris River near Towner-Upstream View
(2) Souris River near Towner-Downstream View
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Latitude: 48.351389° N, Longitude: 100.550556° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 52 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
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(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 1400 ft 1452 ft  
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